Tom Essinger-Hileman

Tom Essinger-Hileman

  • Rsch AST, Stlr Galctic&Xtrgltc Astr
  • 301.286.3693
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 665
  • GREENBELT , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    Dr. Tom Essinger-Hileman is an Astrophysicist in the Observational Cosmology Lab at the Goddard Space Flight Center whose research focuses on understanding the origin, contents, and evolution of our universe through observations of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) and other diffuse backgrounds. He currently works on the ground-based CLASS and balloon-borne PIPER CMB experiments, the EXCLAIM balloon-borne intensity-mapping experiment, and the development of novel balloon platforms for sub-mm and far-IR astrophysics through the BOBCAT technology demonstration platform. 

    Current Projects

    Balloon-Borne Cryogenic Telescope Testbed (BOBCAT)

    Cosmology Large Angular Scale Surveyor (CLASS)

    EXperiment for Cryogenic Large-aperture Intensity Mapping (EXCLAIM)

    Primordial Inflation Polarization Explorer (PIPER)

    Positions/Employment

    1/2017 - Present

    Research Astrophysicist

    Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
    6/2016 - 1/2017

    Associate Research Scientist

    The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
    6/2013 - 5/2016

    NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow

    The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
    11/2011 - 5/2013

    Assistant Research Scientist

    The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

    Education

    Ph.D, Physics, Princeton University, 2011

    B.S. Mathematics, The Pennsylvania State University, 2005

    B.A. Philosophy, The Pennsylvania State University, 2005

    B.S. Physics, The Pennsylvania State University, 2005

     

    Brief Bio

    Dr. Tom Essinger-Hileman is an Astrophysicist in the Observational Cosmology Lab at the Goddard Space Flight Center whose research focuses on understanding the origin, contents, and evolution of our universe through observations of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) and other diffuse backgrounds. He currently works on the ground-based CLASS and balloon-borne PIPER CMB experiments, the EXCLAIM balloon-borne intensity-mapping experiment, and the development of novel balloon platforms for sub-mm and far-IR astrophysics through the BOBCAT technology demonstration platform. 

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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