About Me


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I am a graduate research assistant in the Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy (CASA) at the University of Colorado Boulder working with Professor Jack O. Burns focusing on observational cosmology. My research is supported by the Network for Exploration and Space Science (NESS).

My research focuses on measuring the redshifted 21-cm line from neutral Hydrogen in the early universe. The 21-cm line is a powerful probe of the physics of the 'Dark Ages', before luminous sources existed, as well as the astrophysics of the first stars and galaxies. I am part of a team working on the Dark Ages Polarimeter PathfindER (DAPPER), a SmallSat which seeks to measure the 21-cm global spectrum from the radio-quiet region behind the far side of the Moon.

Contact Information

Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy

University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, CO 80309

Neil.Bassett@colorado.edu

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