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I am an NSF Astron­omy & Astro­physics Post­doc­toral Fel­low cur­rently work­ing at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton Depart­ment of Physics.  I received my PhD from UC Berke­ley in 2013, an MPhil from the Uni­ver­sity of Cam­bridge in 2008, and a B.S. from Haver­ford Col­lege in 2007.

My research uses ded­i­cated low-frequency radio astron­omy facil­i­ties to explore cos­mol­ogy through obser­va­tions of the highly-redshifted hyper­fine line of neu­tral hydro­gen.  I am a mem­ber of both the Pre­ci­sion Array for Prob­ing the Epoch of Reion­iza­tion (PAPER) and Murchi­son Wide­field Array (MWA) teams, and a found­ing mem­ber of our next-generation suc­ces­sor exper­i­ment: the Hydro­gen Epoch of Reion­iza­tion Array (HERA).  I also run the GRB All-sky Spec­trom­e­ter Exper­i­ment (GASE) at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton, where I lead a team of under­grad­u­ates search­ing for pos­si­ble low-frequency radio emis­sion from Gamma Ray Bursts.


jpober [at] uw [dot] edu
Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton
Depart­ment of Physics
Physics and Astron­omy Build­ing C-505