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Matt Dobbs


  • Fellow
  • Gravity & the Extreme Universe


Matt Dobbs is a physicist whose research aims to improve our fundamental understanding of the universe, including its origin, history and fate.

He is particularly interested in the early universe, where the laws of particle physics and cosmology intersect. His research group builds novel instrumentation and experiments to explore the early universe with millimetre wavelength observations of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation and radio observations of 21 cm hydrogen emission.


  • Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, 2015
  • Dunlap Award for Innovation in Astronomical Research Tools, 2014
  • Canadian Association of Physicists Herzberg Medal, 2014
  • Inaugural Canadian Astronomical Society Dunlap Award for Innovation in Astronomical Research Tools, 2014
  • Tomlinson Research Award, McGill University, 2011
  • Sloan Foundation Fellowship, 2010

Relevant Publications

  • Bleem, L.E., Stalder, B., de Haan, T., Aird, K.A. (2015). Galaxy Clusters Discovered via the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect in the 2500-square-degree SPT-SZ survey. The Astrophysical Journal Supplement, 216(2), 21. DOI: 10.1088/0067-0049/216/2/27

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