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Dr Sam Rowe PhD

Dr Sam Rowe

PhD

Research Associate
Astronomy Instrumentation Group

School of Physics and Astronomy

Email
sam.rowe@astro.cf.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2251 0047
Campuses
N/-1.06 | Portakabin (Upper), Queen's Buildings - North Building, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA
Welsh speaking

Overview

I develop ultra-sensitive detector systems for observations in the millimetre and submillimetre range of the electromagnetic spectrum. My main focus has been on the electronic readout and characterisation of increasingly large arrays of superconducting kinetic inductance detectors.  

Recently, I have enjoyed collaborating with researchers from the Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica in Mexico to build MUSCAT, a 1500 pixel receiver soon to be installed at the 50m Large Millimetre Telescope Alfonso Serrano for observations of the local and extragalactic 1.1mm continuum.

I continue to support Sequestim Ltd., a spinout company that was formed to commercialise the terahertz imaging technology developed by myself and others within the instrumentation group.

Biography

2015 - Present: Research Associate, School of Physics and Astronomy.
2011 - 2015: PhD, Submillimetre Instrumentation, Cardiff University.
2010 - 2011: Research Assistant, QMC Instruments Ltd.
2005 - 2010: MPhys (Hons) Astrophysics, Cardiff University.

Publications

2020

  • Brien, T.et al. 2020. Pre-deployment verification and predicted mapping speed of MUSCAT. Presented at: SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation 2020, Virtual, 14-18 December 2020Proceedings Volume 11453, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy X, Vol. 11453. SPIE pp. 1145303., (10.1117/12.2561305)
  • Tapia, M.et al. 2020. MUSCAT focal plane verification. Presented at: SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation 2020, Virtual, 14-18 December 2020Proceedings Volume 11453, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy X;, Vol. 11453. SPIE pp. 1145309., (10.1117/12.2576219)
  • Gómez-Rivera, V.et al. 2020. Design and characterization of the MUSCAT detectors. Presented at: SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation 2020, Virtual, 14-18 December 2020Proceedings Volume 11453, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy X, Vol. 11453. SPIE pp. 114531Q., (10.1117/12.2576334)

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2014