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James Bock


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)

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

Projects

Herschel Icon Herschel
The Herschel Space Observatory is a space-based telescope that studies the Universe in the light of the far-infrared and submillimeter portions of the spectrum.

TIME Icon TIME
is an experiment to measure the carbon emission from the Universe’s oldest galaxies.

Planck Icon Planck
Planck is the first European mission to study the birth of the Universe. Planck was launched on May 14, 2009.

SPHEREx Icon SPHEREx
SPHEREx will conduct an all-sky spectral survey in the near-infrared.

BICEP Array Icon BICEP Array
BICEP Array is the fourth stage of the BICEP2/Keck/BICEP3

CIBER2 Icon CIBER2
Near-infrared extragalactic background experiment

Spider Icon Spider
Spider is a balloon borne observatory designed to probe the epoch of Inflation through measurements of the CMB polarization on the largest angular scales.


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)

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.

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