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Hien Nguyen

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4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 169-506

Pasadena, CA 91109





Member of:

Origin of the Universe


  • 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)

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)

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

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)