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4800 Oak Grove Drive
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Hien Nguyen
Group Supervisor

Education
  • B.A. in Physics with Honors, University of California, Berkeley (1987)
  • M.A. in Physics, Princeton University (1989)
  • Ph.D. in Physics, Princeton University (1993)

Research Interests
  • Millimeter/Submm-Wave Detector and Instrumentation
  • Far IR Galaxy Photometry and Spectroscopic Survey
  • Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy and Polarization
  • Sunyaev-Zel'dovich cluster survey
  • Gravitational Lens
  • Dark Ages/Primordial Neutral Hydrogen

Projects

BICEP Icon BICEP
BICEP (Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization) is an experiment designed to measure the polarization of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) to unprecedented precision.

Z-Spec Icon Z-Spec
Z-Spec is a novel millimeter-wave grating spectrometer for observing galaxies throughout cosmic time.

BICEP3 Icon BICEP3
BICEP3 will provide the most sensitive map of the CMB & polarized foregrounds at 95 GHz at the spatial scales where the imprint of primordial Inflation may be found. It is supported by The Office of the Chief Scientist & Chief Technologist.

BICEP2 / Keck Array Icon BICEP2 / Keck Array
BICEP2 and Keck Array follow BICEP and probe more deeply in the polarization of the CMB.


Professional Experience
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (1997-Present)
    • Supervisor, Astronomical Instrumentation Group (2008-Present)
    • Research Scientist (2002-Present)
    • Scientist (1998-2002)
    • Postdoctoral Scholar (1997-1998)
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Special Lecturer (1995-1997)
  • University of Chicago, Postdoctoral Scholar (1993-1995)

Selected Publications
  1. Nguyen et al., "Spitzer Space Telescope Observations of the Aftermath of Microlensing Event MACHO-LMC-5," ApJS, accepted
  2. Nguyen et al., "A Report on the Laboratory Performance of the SPIRE/Herschel Bolometric Detector Assemblies," SPIE, submitted
  3. Haig et al., SPIE, submitted
  4. Bradford et al., SPIE, submitted
  5. Bradford et al., "WaFIRS: a waveguide far-IR spectrometer: enabling spectroscopy of high-z galaxies in the far-IR and submillimeter," Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 4850, pp. 1137-1148 (2003)
  6. Glenn, J. et al. "Current status of Bolocam: a large-format millimeter-wave bolometer camera," Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 4855, pp. 30-40 (2003)
  7. Keating, B. et al. "BICEP: a large angular scale CMB polarimeter," Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 4843, pp. 284-295 (2003)
  8. Turner et al., "Silicon nitride Micromesh Bolometer Array for Submillimeter Astrophysics," Applied Optics, Vol. 40, 4921 (2001)
  9. Serabyn, E. et al., "Deep Nulling of Visible Laser Light," Applied Optics, Vol. 38, 7128 (1999)
  10. Nguyen et al., "Hubble Space Telescope Imaging Polarimetry of the Gravitational Lens FSC 10214+4724," ApJ, Vol 117, p. 671-676 (1997)
  11. Ratra, B., "Using White Dish CMB Anisotropy Data to Probe Open and Flat-Lambda CDM Cosmogonies," ApJ, Vol 505, p. 8-11, (1998)
  12. Nguyen, et al., "The South Pole Near Infrared Sky Brightness," PASP, Vol 108, p. 718 (1996)
  13. Tucker, et al., "A Search for Small-Scale Anisotropy in the Cosmic Microwave Background," ApJL, Vol 419, p. L45 (1993)

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