Philip Mauskopf

Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1504
Co-director, Cosmology Initiative
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1504
Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1504
Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1504

Biography

Mauskopt has a joint appointment at Arizona State University in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the Department of Physics. His background is in primarily experimental cosmology - in particular designing and building new types of instruments for measuring signals from the most distant objects in the universe. However, he has broad interests that include solid state physics, atmospheric science and quantum communications and cryoptography. He particularily enjoys the opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary projects within the ASU community as well as collaborating with researchers at other universities and research institutions such as Caltech/JPL, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, NIST boulder, Cardiff University (UK) and the Neel Institute and IRAM observatory (France).

Before starting at ASU in 2012, Professor Mauskopf was a professor of experimental astrophysics at Cardiff University in the U.K. since 2000 where he helped to start a world-leading group in the area of astronomical instrumentation for terahertz (THz) frequencies.

Education

  • Ph.D. Physics, University of California-Berkeley 1997
  • M.A. Physics, University of California-Berkeley 1997
  • B.A. Physics, Harvard University 1990

Google Scholar

Research Interests

I have a broad range of research interests including:

  • Superconducting devices and circuits: filters and resonators, kinetic inductance parametric amplifiers, kinetic inductance detectors, superconducting bolometers
  • cosmic microwave background: measurements of anisotropies in the cosmic microwave background including primordial temperature and polarization anisotropies and secondary temperature anisotropies from the interaction of the cosmic microwave background photons with ionized particles in galaxies and galaxy clusters.
  • large-scale structure: measurements of the distribution of matter in the universe on size scales from galaxy cluster scales (few Megaparsecs) to the size of the observable universe (~few Gigaparsecs).
  • cosmology: using measurements of the cosmic microwave background and large scale structure to better understand the evolution of the universe and the properties of dark matter, dark energy and neutrinos.
  • Metamaterials: electromagnetic modelling, design, fabrication and testing of metamaterials for terahertz frequencies such as artificial dielectrics, negative index of refraction materials and artificial birefringent materials.

Research Activity

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
PHY 333 Electronic Circuits/Measuremnt
PHY 492 Honors Directed Study
PHY 495 Project Research
PHY 499 Individualized Instruction
PHY 792 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
PHY 495 Project Research
SES 692 Research
PHY 792 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
PHY 799 Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
PHY 492 Honors Directed Study
PHY 493 Honors Thesis
SES 494 Special Topics
PHY 495 Project Research
PHY 592 Research
SES 598 Special Topics
MAE 598 Special Topics
SES 692 Research
SES 792 Research
PHY 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
PHY 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
PHY 333 Electronic Circuits/Measuremnt
PHY 492 Honors Directed Study
PHY 495 Project Research
PHY 499 Individualized Instruction
SES 792 Research
PHY 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
PHY 799 Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
PHY 495 Project Research
SES 692 Research
PHY 792 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
PHY 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
PHY 315 Quantum Physics II
PHY 492 Honors Directed Study
PHY 493 Honors Thesis
SES 493 Honors Thesis
AST 494 Special Topics
PHY 495 Project Research
AST 592 Research
GLG 592 Research
GLG 599 Thesis
SES 692 Research
GLG 692 Research
AST 692 Research
PHY 792 Research
SES 792 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
GLG 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
PHY 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
PHY 492 Honors Directed Study
SES 492 Honors Directed Study
AST 492 Honors Directed Study
SES 494 Special Topics
AST 494 Special Topics
PHY 495 Project Research
PHY 499 Individualized Instruction
AST 591 Seminar
GLG 592 Research
SES 598 Special Topics
GLG 599 Thesis
AST 692 Research
GLG 692 Research
SES 692 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 792 Research
SES 792 Research
PHY 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
GLG 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
PHY 495 Project Research
GLG 592 Research
AST 692 Research
AST 792 Research
PHY 792 Research
GLG 799 Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
SES 492 Honors Directed Study
PHY 495 Project Research
SES 499 Individualized Instruction
AST 592 Research
GLG 592 Research
GLG 599 Thesis
AST 692 Research
SES 692 Research
GLG 692 Research
SES 792 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 792 Research
PHY 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
GLG 799 Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
PHY 314 Quantum Physics I
SES 330 Electronics Instrumentation
SES 494 Special Topics
PHY 495 Project Research
PHY 499 Individualized Instruction
GLG 592 Research
SES 598 Special Topics
GLG 599 Thesis
GLG 692 Research
AST 692 Research
PHY 792 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 792 Research
GLG 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
PHY 495 Project Research
GLG 592 Research
AST 692 Research
AST 792 Research
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
PHY 495 Project Research
AST 592 Research
GLG 592 Research
GLG 599 Thesis
AST 692 Research
GLG 692 Research
PHY 792 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 792 Research
AST 799 Dissertation
GLG 799 Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
PHY 315 Quantum Physics II
GLG 494 Special Topics
SES 494 Special Topics
PHY 495 Project Research
AST 498 Pro-Seminar
PHY 499 Individualized Instruction
AST 591 Seminar
SES 598 Special Topics
PHY 792 Research
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
PHY 495 Project Research
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
PHY 314 Quantum Physics I
PHY 792 Research