Tony Mroczkowski's website
I am an Astronomer/(Sub)millimeter Instrument Scientist at the European Southern Observatory
(ESO), overseeing portions of ALMA development.
Scientifically, I work primarily on observations
of galaxy clusters through
the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (SZ) effect.
Please see here for the arXiv.org version of the SZ review, or here for the fully published version.
Here are some of the instruments and projects I work on or have worked on:
- ACT: The Atacama Cosmology Telescope was a 6-meter CMB (and SZ) survey telescope, decommissioned in 2022.
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. See the Wideband Sensitivity Upgrade memo
The Atacama Large Aperature Submillimeter Telescope, a community-driven effort
to realise a 50-meter widefield, high throughput submm telescope in the Atacama desert. Currently no large (>12-meter)
submm/mm single-dish facilities exist in the southern hemisphere, and no facilities
>15-meter anywhere can access frequencies >400 GHz.
AtLAST would significantly advance submm/mm science,
improving upon ALMA's mapping speed by >5 orders of magnitude.
- MUSTANG2: a 90 GHz, 9" SZE imaging camera on the 100-meter Green Bank Telescope.
- Simons Observatory
And finally, my Orcid and Google Scholar pages can be found here:
Image below shows the SZ effect from the Spiderweb Protocluster at z=2.16.
See the ESO or
ALMA press release.
Image courtesy Luca Di Mascolo and ESO.