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Bruno Maffei 

Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale     

Bat 121, Université Paris Sud
91405 Orsay Cedex

bruno.maffei at ias.u-psud.fr

 I am a Professor in Physics and Astrophysics at université Paris-Sud / Paris-Saclay since January 2016. Before this I have spent more than 20 years in the United Kingdom, successively working at Queen Mary College, London, Cardiff University and at The University of Manchester.

I have worked in the field of Radio to Sub-millimeter wave astronomical instrumentation since 1990 when I started my PhD. I have contributed to the development of several instruments, with major roles / contributions to the Planck-HFI for which I have coordinated the optics group and designed / developed many of the cold optics components for HFI focal plane. Other contributions include the participation to the development of Herscehl-SPIRE, ground based projects such as QUIJOTE, FAST (Five hundred metre Aperture Spherical Telescope in China), ArTeMIS (APEX telescope) and QUBIC (millimetre bolometric interferometer) and the balloon borne projects Archeops and PILOT.

I am now working on several R&D programmes on cryogenics, optics and detector testing, leading an instrumentation group at the IAS to support developments for CMB and far-infrared Astronomy. I am now involved in the planning of future missions such as LiteBIRD, PRISTINE and SPICA, but also new ground based (BINGO) and balloon projects.

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Updated on 22/02/2018