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I am a "data-oriented" cosmologist: my work is a mixture of theoretical physics,
phenomenology, computational physics, statistics, and data analysis. I have been
a member of several large experiments, including the WMAP and Planck cosmic microwave background (CMB) satellites. Most recently, I have joined CHIME, a new experiment in British Columbia which aims to measure the radio sky to orders of magnitude better sensitivity than previous all-sky surveys, with a wide variety of applications. It is the first large Canadian research telescope in more than 50 years.
My best-known work is on CMB data analysis and phenomenology, including a classification of observable signals from self-interactions of the inflaton, and the first detection of gravitational lensing in the CMB. Recently, I have been interested in theoretical problems in cosmological large-scale structure, for example simulating initial conditions for N-body simulations with quantum mechanically generated initial conditions appropriate for interacting models of inflation. I have also been thinking about new data analysis techniques for large scale structure and radio astronomy.