Large-Scale Structure Surveys
Our group is involved in all phases of large-scale structure surveys employing the novel experimental technique known as Line Intensity Mapping. Experiments include the Tianlai Pathfinder Array and the proposed PUMA survey.
Galaxy Evolution and Cosmic Star Formation
By detecting the combined infrared emission of many galaxies simultaneously, we can map rates of star formation on cosmic scales. We are currently involved in the instrument design for NASA's Experiment for Cryogenic Large-Aperture Intensity Mapping (EXCLAIM).
Cosmic Microwave Background
Our group has a strong history of all phases of CMB surveys, particularly in cutting-edge instrumentation.
We specialize in the design and characterization of telescope optics using cutting-edge analytical and simulation technology. The regime of our telescope research and development ranging from infrared to radio frequencies, reaching science goals spanning cosmic star formation, galaxy evolution, large-scale structure, and the cosmic microwave background.
The Timbie Group is heavily involved in the research and development of astrophysical detectors, converting astronomical light to an electronic signal. At millimeter to far-infrared frequencies, we study cutting-edge superconducting detectors. In the radio band we study and optimize the design of feeds, a critical piece in high-quality detection.