Associate ProfessorAstrophysics Group
Department of Physics, Florida State University
609 Keen Physics Building
Tallahassee, FL, 32306
khuffenberger at fsu.edu
I study cosmology, which is the examination of the large-scale universe, its structure and contents, and its origin, evolution, and fate.
I'm interested in several aspects of Cosmic Microwave Background science—what it can tell us about gravity waves in the early universe, how it can act as a backlight to let us observe structures that developed later—with particular focus on sub-degree and multiwavelength effects, as well as other areas of cosmology.
Here is my Google scholar page.
Some of my specific interests include:
- Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect
- Extragalactic point sources
- Gravitational lensing
- Time-domain pre-processing
- Optimal and approximate map making
- Power spectrum estimation
- Beam effects on science results
- Computation of the small scale likelihood
- Compact source detection
- Multifrequency component separation
Previously I was an assistant professor at the University of Miami (until August 2013), a Caltech postdoctoral fellow at JPL, a PhD student at Princeton, and an undergraduate at the University of Illinois.