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Professor Jonathan Sievers

Sievers
 
Professor Sievers is interested in a wide range of topics in cosmology, the study of the universe on the largest scales.

As a postgraduate student he observed the Cosmic Microwave Background which is a relic light from the birth of the universe. He did this using the Cosmic Background Image, a special-purpose telescope that operated from high (> 5000m) in the Chilean Andes.  He continued to study the CMB as a postdoctoral researcher in Toronto, along with galaxy clusters (both theory and observations), and gravitational waves.

After a period in Princeton, he moved to UKZN, where he is studying the birth of the first generation of stars.
     
Quote:   "It’s amazing how far you can get in life just by minimizing."
Position:
  Professor
Qualifications:
  PhD (Astronomy) - California Institute of Technology
BS (Physics, Math) - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
     
Discipline:
Physics
Campus:   Westville
Telephone:
  031 260 1317
Email:    sieversj@ukzn.ac.za
     
Recent Publications:   The Atacama Cosmology Telescope: CMB Polarization at l > 200 (2014).

The Atacama Cosmology Telescope: Cosmological parameters from three seasons of data (2013).

Evidence of galaxy cluster motions with the Kinematic Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect (2012).

Localizing compact binary inspirals on the sky using ground-based gravitational wave interferometers (2011).
         

     


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