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Paul Grimes

Center for Astrophysics


Paul K. Grimes received the B.A. (Hons) and M.Sci degrees in Experimental and Theoretical Physics from King’s College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K., in 2001, and the Ph.D. degree in astrophysics from the Cavendish Laboratory,
University of Cambridge, in 2006. From 2005 to 2011, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher with Oxford Astrophysics, University of Oxford, Oxford, U.K., developing astronomical instrumentation for radio, millimeter and submillimeter-wave astronomy and cosmology, also carrying out research on superconducting bolometers and heterodyne mixers. In 2011, he joined the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory as a Physicist, where his main research interest is the development of superconducting detectors, optics and other instrumentation for the Submillimeter Array and cosmic microwave background instruments.

PhD in Astrophysics, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge; MSci and BA Natural Sciences, King's College, University of Cambridge