Brandon S. Hensley

Brandon Hensley

I am a Lyman Spitzer, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University. My research investigates the physical properties of dust in the interstellar medium as well as the interplay of dust, gas, and magnetic fields in our Galaxy. I am a data-driven theorist, developing detailed physical models and testing them with large datasets.

I collaborate on ACT, Simons Observatory, CMB-S4, CCAT-prime, and LiteBIRD where I both model polarized dust foregrounds and lead efforts to leverage CMB data for Galactic Science. I co-founded the Pan-Experiment Galactic Science Group which connects efforts in ACT, BICEP/Keck, BLAST, CCAT-prime, CMB-S4, LiteBIRD, Simons Observatory, and SPT to use CMB polarization data to study the Milky Way.

Previously I was postdoctoral fellow at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. I received my PhD from Princeton University in 2015 working with Bruce Draine and my BS in Physics from Caltech in 2010. I grew up in Huntington, WV.

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Princeton University
Department of Astrophysical Sciences
Peyton Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544