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Barron Cosmology Lab

Barron and POLARBEARPB2 Focal Plane
I build instruments to study the polarization of the cosmic microwave background. Right now my research focuses on the POLARBEAR project, working on the deployment of three new telescopes as part of the Simons Array.

I am looking for motivated students interested in instrumentation and data analysis.
Interested students should email me with their research interests and CV.
Information about applying to the UNM Physics and Astronomy department can be found here, including information on spring admissions.



STEM Shoutout

Thanks again to Felina and ADVANCE at UNM for the nice article!


Women in STEM Award

My proposal to the Women in STEM award was selected for funding, along with 3 of my fellow new faculty at UNM.  This award will give me the opportunity to start a new pilot program for early undergraduate physics majors at UNM.


PAIS building nears completion

I am preparing to move into a new lab in the PAIS (Physics, Astronomy, and Interdisciplinary Science) building, opening Fall 2019.

A beam-raising ceremony was held in October 2018 to celebrate the completion of the building structure.
Here's what my lab looks like as of March 2019: 
New Lab Construction Site
Here's a photo from July 2019:
pais lab july 2019

STEM Shoutout

I was featured in ADVANCE at UNM's August STEM shoutout series. Thanks to Felina Martinez for the nice write-up!