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James Bock

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Address:

4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 169-327

Pasadena, CA 91109

Phone:

818.354.0715 (JPL) and 626.395.2017 (Caltech)

Fax:

818.354.1004 (JPL) and 626.584.9929 (Caltech)

Member of:

Astrophysics & Space Sciences

Education

  • B.S. in Physics and Mathematics, Summa cum laude - Duke University (1987)
  • M.A. Physics, University of California at Berkeley (1990)
  • Ph.D. Physics, University of California at Berkeley (1994)

Professional Experience

  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (1994 - Present)
    • Principal Scientist (2002 - Present)
    • Research Scientist (1999 - 2002)
    • Scientist (1996 - 1999)
    • Postdoctoral Scholar (1994 - 1996)
  • California Institute of Technology, Visiting Faculty (1994 - Present)
    • Professor of Physics (2012 - Present)
    • Senior Faculty Associate (2008 - 2012)
    • Visiting Faculty (1994 - 2008)

Research Interests

  • Infrared/millimeter-wave detectors and instrumentation
  • Cosmic microwave background anisotropy and polarization
  • Extragalactic background measurements
  • Line intensity mapping

Selected Awards

  • 2018 Gruber Foundation Cosmology Prize for the Planck team
  • 2016 American Astronomical Society Joseph Weber Award for astronomical instrumentation
  • 2014 NASA Distinguished Service Medal
  • 2014 SPIE George W. Goddard Award for achievement in astronomical instrumentation
  • 2012 Jet Propulsion Laboratory Fellow
  • 2009 NASA Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal
  • 2005 SPIRE HerMES guaranteed-time extragalactic survey co-coordinator
  • 2001 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
  • 2000 Lew Allen Award, JPL
  • 1997 Co-I Planck High Frequency Instrument; US PI 2010
  • 1997 US PI, SPIRE Herschel Space Observatory

Selected Publications

  • BICEP2/Keck Collaborations et al. 2016, “Improved Constraints on Cosmology and Foregrounds from BICEP2 and Keck Array Cosmic Microwave Background Data with Inclusion of 95 GHz Band”, Physical Review Letters, 116, 1302B.
  • Planck Collaboration 2016, “Planck 2015 results. XX. Constraints on Inflation”, Astronomy and Astrophysics 594, 20P.
  • Planck Collaboration 2016, “Planck 2015 results. XVII. Constraints on Primordial Non-Gaussianity”, Astronomy and Astrophysics 594, 17P.
  • M. Zemcov et al. 2014, “On the Origin of Near-Infrared Extragalactic Background Light Anisotropy”, Science, 346, 732Z.
  • M.P. Viero et al. 2013, “HerMES: Cosmic Infrared Background Anisotropies and the Clustering of Dusty Star-forming Galaxies”, ApJ 772, 77V.
  • D. A. Riechers et al. 2013, “A Dust-Obscured Massive Hyper-Starburst Galaxy at Redshift 6.34”, Nature, 496, 329R.
  • M.J. Griffin et al. 2010, “The Herschel-SPIRE Instrument and its In-Flight Performance”, A&A 518, L3.
  • P. de Bernardis et al., 2000, “A Flat Universe from High-Resolution Maps of the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation”, Nature, 404, 955.