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Juan Mena-ParraAssistant Professor, DADDAA & Dunlap Observational cosmology, large-scale structure, dark energy, fast radio bursts, radio astronomy, instrumentation, data analysisPh.D. 2018, McGill
I am an observational cosmologist that develops novel instrumentation and analysis techniques for studying the origin, composition, and evolution of the universe. One of such instruments is the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME), a ground-breaking radio telescope that is mapping the large-scale structure of neutral hydrogen to constrain the expansion history of the universe. Thanks to its unique design and powerful digital backend, CHIME has also become a leading facility for studying the radio transient sky, including the mysterious fast radio bursts (FRBs). I am now focused on the development of CHIME/FRB Outriggers and the Canadian Hydrogen Observatory and Radio-transient Detector (CHORD), next-generation telescope arrays that will provide unprecedented observational capabilities for cosmology and radio transient science.