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