Tony Mroczkowski's Website
I am an Astronomer / (Sub)Millimeter Instrument Scientist at the European Southern Observatory
(ESO), working on ALMA development.
Scientifically, I work primarily on observations
of galaxy clusters through
the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (SZ) effect.
Please see the SSR review.
Our ACA+ALMA Bullet SZ analysis
was a highlight in
and on the ALMA Science Portal
Here are some of the instruments and projects I work on or have worked on:
a 66-element mm/submm-wave interferometer and total power array in the Atacama desert in northern Chile.
I'm working (along with many others) to improve the mapping speed, to bring new bands online, and
to realise the ALMA 2030 Development Roadmap.
The Atacama Large Aperature Submillimeter/millimeter Telescope, a community-driven effort
to realise a 50-meter class telescope in the Atacama desert. Currently no large (>12-meter)
submm/mm single-dish facilities exist in the southern hemisphere. AtLAST would significantly advance submm/mm science,
improving upon ALMA's mapping speed by over 4 orders of magnitude.
- MUSTANG2: a 90 GHz, 9" SZE imaging camera on the
- MUSTANG: a 90 GHz, 9" SZE imaging camera on the GBT.
This has been replaced by the much more sensitive, 215-element MUSTANG-2 bolometric detector array.
a low frequency instrument for the VLA that allows
simultaneous observations at ~330 MHz, including transient searches.
The Stratospheric Kinetic Inductance Polarimeter, a proposed balloon-borne mission to measure
- Bolocam: a 1 and 2 mm camera on the
CSO built primarily to image the SZ effect, soon to be
replaced by MUSIC.
- MAKO: a 350 micron
LEKIDs camera built as a CCAT
Worked on electronics and cryogenic testing and design
for the polarimetry upgrade to the Balloon-borne Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope.
- SZA: a 30 and 90 GHz interferometric
array built primarily to image the SZ effect, which became part of
CARMA in 2008. CARMA ceased operations in 2015
due to lack of continuing NSF support.
- SZ follow-up (with ALMA, Bolocam, GISMO, MUSTANG-1, MUSTANG-2, NIKA-2, SZA, and others) of the clusters in samples such as
Here are my Orcid and Google Scholar pages:
just in case.
Figure on left from
MACS J0717.5+3745 press release showing VLA S-band (2-4 GHz) in red and
Chandra X-ray in blue over the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) image.
Figure on right includes the MUSTANG SZ detection from Mroczkowski et al.
2012 in peach. Figures are courtesy of Reinout van Weeren.