Welcome to the Church Group Webpage! Here you can find summaries of our current research and contact information.
Our group works in astrophysics at centimeter to millimeter wavelengths. We are experimentalists who design and build the experiments that we then use to pursue our science goals. The current science interests of the group include (i) tracing the formation of structure in the universe via studies of CO and other bright lines from a redshift of 10 to the present day and (ii) study of star formation in the Galaxy and nearby galaxies by observing molecular tracers of star formation including CO and HCN (iii) searching for the polarization of the CMB, a virtually pristine relic of conditions in the universe at approximately 400,000 years after the Big Bang.
Our research spans everything from the design of the instruments themselves to fabrication and deployment followed by data analysis.
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