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ASU researcher awarded NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship

portrait of ASU student Danny Jacobs
February 25, 2014

Danny Jacobs, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Low Frequency Cosmology lab in ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration, has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship. The fellowship will fund three years of his research, including stipend and annual research costs. The start date is October 1, 2014.

Jacobs’ main focus is high redshift cosmology at low frequencies. He is a member of the Precision Array for Probing the Epoch of Reionization (PAPER) in South Africa and the Murchison Wide-field Array in Western Australia.

“Thanks to the NSF, I'll be able to finish several outstanding cosmology experiments and begin work on the sequels,” says Jacobs. “Now is an exciting time for cosmology, and with this new support, ASU is taking a leading role in cutting-edge experiments.”

“Jacobs is both the first awardee to come from ASU, and also the first to intend to perform the award research at ASU. So this is a pretty big milestone for the astronomy group in the School of Earth and Space Exploration,” says assistant professor Judd Bowman, who oversees the Low Frequency Cosmology lab.