Room 2.8, 1st Floor
New Science Building, North Campus
Department of Experimental Physics
Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Professor J. Anthony Murphy received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Experimental Physics in 1977 and 1979, respectively, from University College Cork. He subsequently obtained the M.S. in Physics in 1981, from the California Institute of Technology and the Ph.D. in Physics in 1986 from University of Cambridge (Cavendish Laboratory). From 1985 to 1987 he worked as a Post-doctoral Research Associate at the Cavendish Laboratory Cambridge on receiver development for the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (Hawaii). In 1988 he became a member of the lecturing staff of the Experimental Physics Department at Maynooth. His professional society memberships include Member of Institute of Physics, (CPhys, MInstP), Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, (MemIEEE), and Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, (FRAS). In September 2002, he was officially appointed Professor to the Department of Experimental Physics.
Professor J.Anthony Murphy's main research interests are in the area of far-infrared space optics and experimental cosmology, specifically, the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). He was part of the core teams developing receiver instrumentation for the European Space Agency Planck Satellite and HERSCHEL Space Telescope. He also collaborated with Cardiff, Chicago and Stanford Universities on the QUEST CMB polarization experiment at the South pole. He continues to be involved in the development of new technology instrumentation for the next generation of proposed space telescopes by the European Space Agency including SPICA, FIRI and CORE. He also has strong links with the Detector Physics and Optics Group at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge on theoretical aspects of long wavelength quasi-optical propagation.