Stephan S. Meyer

Professor

Ph.D., Princeton, 1979
 
Contact Information
Phone: (773)702-0097
Location: ERC 339
Email: meyeroddjob.uchicago.edu
WWW: Web Site
 
Research
CMBPol Mission Concept Study: concept study for strategic space flight science missions.
The research in Meyers group centers on the investigation of the observables left by the early Universe. Principle among these is the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation (CMBR) anisotropy and polarization. Meyer is a member of with the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) satellite team. The group is developing new detector technology for future cosmological experiments. The detectors, Frequency Selective Bolometers (FSB) are designed to provide optimal use of telescope focal planes with a multi-spectral filled focal pane array. Future projects using this technology are the SPEED camera to be used on the Heinrich Hertz Telescope (HHT), a balloon-borne instrument to measure fluctuations in the Cosmic Infrared Background (EDGE), and a balloon-borne polarization sensitive instrument to study the sub-mm polarized emission from high-galactic latitude dust (TPX). EDGE is designed to measure the galaxy density fluctuations on scales above 50 Mpc using large-scale fluctuations in the Cosmic Infrared Background (CIB). Using the sub-mm color of the CIB fluctuations a low-resolution 3-D map of the large-scale structure of galaxies can be made. TPX is designed to provide a large scale survey of high-galactic latitude polarized dust emission to learn about the properties and environment of the galactic dust and also to understand the polarized dust foreground contamination for CMBR experiements. A second future project is the development of the South Pole Telescope and a large-format bolometer array instrument designed to map polarization of significant sections of the southern sky at mm and sub-mm wavelengths on angular scales from several arcminutes to 1/2 degree.

Ongoing Scientific Projects:

Past Scientific Projects: Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) | MSAM-TopHAT (TopHAT) | CMBPol Mission Concept Study (CMBPol) | Interferometric Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect Imaging Experiment (SZE)
 
KICP Highlights & News

 
Talks, Lectures, & Workshops

 
Currently in Committees
  • Fellowship committee
  • Space committee

 
KICP Publications
2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002


Latest Journal Publications
  1. "CMB Polarization B-mode Delensing with SPTpol and Herschel", arXiv:1701.04396 (Jan 2017)
  2. "Maps of the Magellanic Clouds from Combined South Pole Telescope and PLANCK Data", The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, Volume 227, Issue 2, article id. 23, 20 pp. (2016) (Dec 2016)
  3. "VizieR Online Data Catalog: Full spectroscopic data release of the SPT-GMOS (Bayliss+, 2016)", VizieR On-line Data Catalog: J/ApJS/227/3. Originally published in: 2016ApJS..227....3B (Nov 2016)
  4. "MHz Gravitational Wave Constraints with Decameter Michelson Interferometers", arXiv:1611.05560 (Nov 2016)
  5. "Cosmological Constraints from Galaxy Clusters in the 2500 Square-degree SPT-SZ Survey", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 832, Issue 1, article id. 95, 17 pp. (2016) (Nov 2016)
  6. "A Measurement of the Cosmic Microwave Background Gravitational Lensing Potential from 100 Square Degrees of SPTpol Data", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 810, Issue 1, article id. 50, 16 pp. (2015) (Sep 2015)
  7. "Measurements of Sub-degree B-mode Polarization in the Cosmic Microwave Background from 100 Square Degrees of SPTpol Data", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 807, Issue 2, article id. 151, 18 pp. (2015) (Jul 2015)
  8. "A Measurement of Gravitational Lensing of the Cosmic Microwave Background by Galaxy Clusters Using Data from the South Pole Telescope", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 806, Issue 2, article id. 247, 14 pp. (2015) (Jun 2015)
  9. "Measurements of E-Mode Polarization and Temperature-E-Mode Correlation in the Cosmic Microwave Background from 100 Square Degrees of SPTpol Data", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 805, Issue 1, article id. 36, 18 pp. (2015) (May 2015)
  10. "Analysis of Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect mass-observable relations using South Pole Telescope observations of an X-ray selected sample of low-mass galaxy clusters and groups", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 448, Issue 3, p.2085-2099 (Apr 2015)
  11. "VizieR Online Data Catalog: Galaxy clusters discovered in the SPT-SZ survey (Bleem+, 2015)", VizieR On-line Data Catalog: J/ApJS/216/27. Originally published in: 2015ApJS..216...27B (Mar 2015)
  12. "Measurement of Galaxy Cluster Integrated Comptonization and Mass Scaling Relations with the South Pole Telescope", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 799, Issue 2, article id. 137, 14 pp. (2015) (Feb 2015)
  13. "A Measurement of Secondary Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropies from the 2500 Square-degree SPT-SZ Survey", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 799, Issue 2, article id. 177, 22 pp. (2015) (Feb 2015)
  14. "Galaxy Clusters Discovered via the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect in the 2500-Square-Degree SPT-SZ Survey", The Astrophysical Journal Supplement, Volume 216, Issue 2, article id. 27, 21 pp. (2015) (Feb 2015)
  15. "Mass Calibration and Cosmological Analysis of the SPT-SZ Galaxy Cluster Sample Using Velocity Dispersion σ v and X-Ray Y X Measurements", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 799, Issue 2, article id. 214, 16 pp. (2015) (Feb 2015)
  16. "SPT-CL J2040-4451: An SZ-selected Galaxy Cluster at z = 1.478 with Significant Ongoing Star Formation", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 794, Issue 1, article id. 12, 14 pp. (2014) (Oct 2014)
  17. "The Redshift Evolution of the Mean Temperature, Pressure, and Entropy Profiles in 80 SPT-Selected Galaxy Clusters", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 794, Issue 1, article id. 67, 16 pp. (2014) (Oct 2014)
  18. "Optical Spectroscopy and Velocity Dispersions of Galaxy Clusters from the SPT-SZ Survey", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 792, Issue 1, article id. 45, 17 pp. (2014) (Sep 2014)
  19. "Results from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe", Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Volume 2014, Issue 6, id.06B10224 pp (Jun 2014)
  20. "Constraints on the CMB temperature evolution using multiband measurements of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect with the South Pole Telescope", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 440, Issue 3, p.2610-2615 (May 2014)

Latest Conference Proceedings
  1. "Integrated performance of a frequency domain multiplexing readout in the SPT-3G receiver", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 9914, id. 99141D 11 pp. (2016) (Jul 2016)
  2. "Large arrays of dual-polarized multichroic TES detectors for CMB measurements with the SPT-3G receiver", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 9914, id. 991417 11 pp. (2016) (Jul 2016)
  3. "The Primordial Inflation Explorer (PIXIE)", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 9904, id. 99040W 23 pp. (2016) (Jul 2016)
  4. "The Primordial Inflation Explorer (PIXIE)", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 9143, id. 91431E 17 pp. (2014) (Aug 2014)
  5. "SPT-3G: a next-generation cosmic microwave background polarization experiment on the South Pole telescope", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 9153, id. 91531P 21 pp. (2014) (Jul 2014)
  6. "Primordial Inflation Explorer (PIXIE): Limits of Systematic Effects in CMB Measurement", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #223, id.245.18 (Jan 2014)
  7. "The Primordial Inflation Explorer (PIXIE)", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #223, id.439.01 (Jan 2014)
  8. "The Holometer: A Measurement of Planck Scale Quantum Geometry", American Physical Society, APS April Meeting 2013, April 13-16, 2013, abstract #Q4.002 (Apr 2013)
  9. "The Fermilab Holometer: Probing the Planck Scale", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #221, id.#431.06 (Jan 2013)
  10. "Performance and on-sky optical characterization of the SPTpol instrument", Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VI. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 8452, article id. 84521F, 15 pp. (2012) (Sep 2012)

 
Visitors
Past Visitors:
  1. Felicity Hills, Princeton University (2014)
  2. Clarence Chang, Argonne National lab (2013)
  3. Akito Kusaka, Princeton University (2012)
  4. Cynthia Chiang, Princeton University (2011)
  5. Dale Fixsen, U MD/Goddard Space Flight Center (2011)
  6. Oscar Agertz, University of Zurich (2010)
  7. Maryam Modjaz, University of California, Berkeley (2010)
  8. Ali Vanderveld, California Institute of Technology (2010)
  9. Cyril Pitrou, University of Oslo, Norway (2009)
  10. Andreas Burkert, University of Munich (2008)
  11. Daniel Holz, Los Alamos National Laboratory (2007)
  12. Grant Wilson, University of Massachusetts (2007)
  13. Giovanni Fazio, Harvard University (2005)
  14. Kiyotomo Ichiki, National Astronomical Observatory, Tokyo (2005)
  15. Adam Reiss, Space Telescope Science Institute (2005)
  16. Alex Szalay, John Hopkins University (2005)
  17. Alison Coil, University of California, Berkeley (2004)
  18. Elizabeth Kruesi, Lawrence University (2003)
  19. Marc Davis, University of California, Berkeley (2002)
  20. Dale Fixsen, NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center (2002)
  21. Lloyd Knox, University of California, Davis (2002)
  22. Lyman Page, Princeton University (2002)
  23. Ned Wright, University of California, Los Angeles (2002)