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Dr Blake Sherwin awarded European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant

last modified Sep 03, 2019 01:14 PM

KICC member and DAMTP Lecturer Dr Blake Sherwin has been awarded a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC), one of the most competitive types of grants for early career researchers in Europe.

The ERC-funded project 'CMBLENS' will develop a variety of novel methods to analyse the gravitational lensing of the cosmic microwave background, the relic light from the early universe. Applying these methods to the state-of-the-art Advanced ACTPol and Simons Observatory experiments, Dr Sherwin and his collaborators will pursue new insights into the masses of neutrinos, the time-evolution of dark energy and the physics of the very early universe.

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(schematic illustration of the effect of gravitational lensing on the CMB)

See the ERC press release for further information.

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