time reversal

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The Black Dewar

June 17th, 2009 No Comments

Almost exactly 3 months ago today I posted that I started taking apart my cryostat to refurbish it and make it bad-ass. It’s finally done, and it works really well. I can optically test 160 detectors at a time at 250mK. I presented the preliminary tests from our first optical cold run at our collaboration […]

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It’s official

June 16th, 2009 1 Comment

I’m sitting in a meeting in Chicago right now, and about 5 minutes ago I got an e-mail with the subject line “Grantee Medical/Dental Checklist Email” from the United States Antarctic Program. It looks like I’m going to pole again. Almost everyone else who knows how to run the telescope camera is graduating, so I’m […]

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Almost done…

February 1st, 2009 No Comments

It is February 2, 2009 5:08am SPDT. I have been on the ice for 89 days, and 86 of those have been at Pole. I have now lived in Antarctica for longer than I lived in Berkeley. In two days, I will board a flight with 45 other people and fly to Christchurch, NZ. I’ve […]

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Telescopes are awesome

January 6th, 2009 No Comments

That’s right, telescopes rock. And this one is particularly photogenic.

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