Speaker: Dr. Gary Hinshaw, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of British Columbia

Dr. Hinshaw is a cosmologist and physicist who was a recipient of the 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for his work on mapping the early universe. His research focuses on the building of two new radio observatories to explore the large-scale properties of the universe: its origin, evolution and ultimate fate. Before joining UBC, Dr. Hinshaw worked at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and was honoured with a Goddard John C. Lindsay Memorial Award (2006) and a Goddard Space Science Achievement Award (2004) for his work on satellite missions gathering data that throw light on Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation. Dr. Hinshaw is also one of the lead scientists in the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME), working with the radio telescope near Penticton, BC.