My research group is focused on instrumentation for cosmology (in other words, building telescopes to measure things about the Universe). I work on understanding the nature of Dark Energy through 21cm probes of galaxies with two new radio experiments: CHIME (http://chime.phas.ubc.ca) and HIRAX (http://www.acru.ukzn.ac.za/~hirax/). I also work on measurements of the polarized Cosmic Microwave Background with ACT (http://act.princeton.edu) and the upcoming Simons Observatory (http://www.simonsobservatory.org). The CMB is the gift that keeps on giving: upcoming measurements hope to constrain high-energy phenomena impossible to measure with particle accelerators: very early Universe physics through inflation as well as extensions to the standard model of particle physics (neutrino masses, the number of standard model particles present in the early Universe).
I enjoy running, reading, walking around, and trying new beer (with mixed results). I also like gardening, but have more enthusiasm than skill (sorry, plants).