Nils Halverson Portrait
Associate Professor - Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences

Office: CASA 175F

Research Interests:

Professor Halverson works in experimental cosmology, including observations of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) and mm-wave instrumentation development efforts. His previous experience at Caltech, Chicago, and Berkeley has been in mm-wave studies of the CMB, including measurements of CMB temperature and polarization anisotropy with DASI (Degree Angular Scale Interferometer), and development of the APEX-SZ galaxy cluster survey instrument. His current interests include Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect galaxy cluster surveys and fine scale CMB anisotropy measurements using the 12m APEX telescope (Chile/Atacama) and the 10m South Pole mm-wave Telescope.

Selected Publications:

  1. Halverson, N., Lanting, T., Ade, P., Basu, K., Bender, A. et al. 2009, "Sunyaev-Zel'Dovich Effect Observations of the Bullet Cluster (1E 0657-56) with APEX-SZ", Ap.J., 701, 42-51.
  2. Dobbs, N., Halverson, N. et al. 2006, "APEX-SZ First Light and Instrument Status", New Astron. Rev., 50, 960-968.
  3. Leitch, E., Kovac, J., Halverson, N., Carlstrom, J., Pryke, C., and Smith, M. 2005, "Degree Angular Scale Interferometer 3 Year Cosmic Microwave Background Polarization Results", Ap.J., 624, 10-20.