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We work on novel instruments designs that support experiments probing the early universe, the nature of dark matter, and the birth of the first stars. From here you can take a quick tour of our efforts, read about our projects, or get in touch. We are recruiting, so please get in touch if you are looking for jobs in experimental astrophysics!

Optics and Telescopes

A key aspect of our research at the University of Iceland and Stockholm University focuses on optics design, characterization, and technology development for telescopes operating at millimetre wavelengths and the development of novel metamaterial resonators.

Funding Acknowledgment

Our efforts are supported by the Science Institute at the University of Iceland, The Stockholm University Physics Department and the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics. Our group efforts are funded by the European Research Council, the Swedish National Space Agency, the Swedish Research Council, the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education, the European Space Agency, and the Knut and Allice Wallenberg Foundation. We are truly thankful to these funding agencies!

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We are looking for new people to join our lab at the University of Iceland. We have 1 postdoc and 1 PhD student positions open. Both are 3-year positions funded by a Starting Grant from the European Research Council to work on the CMBeam project.

For information about the posistions, including info on how to apply, please go to: https://english.hi.is/vacancies

The primary aim of CMBeam is to develop advanced algorithms, measurement systems, and methodologies that are critical to the design and calibration of next-generation telescopes used to study the cosmic microwave background (CMB). Our efforts include the construction a state-of-the-art cryogenic holography facility for the purposes of testing optical systems of current and future experiments.

These efforts can be developed in the context of existing CMB experiments that group members are participating in, including but not limited to the Simons Observatory, the Taurus balloon-borne experiment, and LiteBIRD.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

The featured image was generated with the DALL·E engine using the prompt: A charcoal drawing of a radio telescope with Icelandic mountains in the background.