Joshua Sobrin's research centers on successfully designing and building instruments to measure the cosmic microwave background and large-scale structure with improved sensitivity and reach, and using those measurements to constrain fundamental physics in better ways. His doctoral work involved designing, constructing, commissioning, and characterizing the cryogenic and optical systems of the SPT-3G experiment, and building a mass-limited catalog of SZE-selected galaxy clusters using two years of SPT-3G data. He enjoys teaching physics to undergraduates, and is passionate about implementing evidence-based teaching methods to create meaningful and inclusive learning experiences. Additionally, he is co-creator of First Discoveries, a program to foster scientific thinking at the early-childhood age.
Antarctic Research Location(s)
Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station
Cosmic Microwave Background, Cosmology, Instrumentation
NSF Antarctic Program
Antarctic Astrophysics and Geospace Sciences
SCAR Science Group Affiliation
Expert Group - Astronomy and Astrophysics