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Brandon Hensley

Education
  • BS, Physics, Caltech (2010)
  • PhD, Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton (2015)

Research Interests
  • Interstellar Dust
  • Interstellar Medium
  • CMB Foregrounds
  • Intensity Mapping

Projects

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

COMAP Icon COMAP
The CO Mapping Array Pathfinder (COMAP) will open a new window on both the Epoch of Reionization (EoR) and the Epoch of Galaxy Assembly by using carbon monoxide (CO) lines to trace the distribution of star-forming galaxies in both epochs.

PASIPHAE Icon PASIPHAE
A unique Astrophysics experiment is set to take place at the Skinakas Observatory, Crete, and the South African Astronomical Observatory in Sutherland, South Africa, aiming to clear the path towards the detection of the imprint on primordial light ..


Selected Publications

 

  1. Hensley, B. and P. Bull. “Mitigating Complex Dust Foregrounds in Future CMB Polarization Experiments.” Submitted to ApJ. arXiv:1709.07897
  2. Lenz, D., B. Hensley, and O. Doré. “A New, Large-Scale Map of Interstellar Reddening Derived from HI Emission.” 2017, ApJ, 846, 38
  3. Hensley, B. and B. T. Draine. “Modeling the Anomalous Microwave Emission with Spinning Nanoparticles: No PAHs Required.” 2017, ApJ, 836, 2
  4. Hensley, B. and B. T. Draine. “Thermodynamics and Charging of Interstellar Iron Nanoparticles.” 2017, ApJ, 834, 134.
  5. Draine, B. T. and B. Hensley. “Quantum Suppression of Alignment in Ultrasmall Grains: Microwave Emission from Spinning Dust will be Negligibly Polarized." 2016, ApJ, 831, 59.
  6. Hensley, B., B. T. Draine, and A. Meisner. “A Case Against Spinning PAHs as the Source of the Anomalous Microwave Emission.” 2016, ApJ, 827, 1.
  7. Ferraro, S. and B. Hensley. “Background Subtraction Uncertainty from Submillimetre to Millimetre Wavelengths.” 2015, MNRAS, 451, 1606.
  8. Hensley, B., E. J. Murphy, and J. Staguhn. “Characterizing Extragalactic Anomalous Microwave Emission in NGC 6946 with CARMA.” 2015, MNRAS, 449, 809.
  9. Hensley, B., J. P. Ostriker, and L. Ciotti. “Grain Physics and Infrared Dust Emission in Active Galactic Nucleus Environments.” 2014, ApJ, 789, 78.
  10. Hensley, B., V. Pavlidou, and J. M. Siegal-Gaskins. “Novel Techniques for Decomposing Diffuse Backgrounds.” 2013, MNRAS, 433, 591.
  11. Draine, B. T. and B. Hensley “Magnetic Nanoparticles in the Interstellar Medium: Emission Spectrum and Polarization.” 2013, ApJ, 765, 159.
  12. Draine, B. T. and B. Hensley. “The Submillimeter and Millimeter Excess of the Small Magellanic Cloud: Magnetic Dipole Emission from Magnetic Nanoparticles?” 2012, ApJ, 757, 103.
  13. Hensley, B., J. M. Siegal-Gaskins, and V. Pavlidou. “The Detectability of Dark Matter Annihilation with Fermi Using the Anisotropy Energy Spectrum of the Gamma-ray Background.” 2010, ApJ, 723, 277.

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