Main Research Fields
My personal research has revolved around the study of the interstellar medium in our own Galaxy, in particular its spatial structure. In the distant past I built instruments for ground-based and balloon-based observations of molecular lines at submm wavelengths. In the past years, I have been closely involved in the Planck mission. In addition to its beautiful CMB maps, Planck has yielded superb all-sky continuum maps of the Milky Way that can be used to constrain the properties of both the gas and dust that it contains.
Planck - a satellite to map the temperature and polarisation anisotropies of the Cosmic Microwave Background
Pilot - a balloon-based platform to map the polarisation of dust in the Milky Way