Prof. Bruno Maffei
Professor at Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale
SPIE Involvement:
Area of Expertise:
Astronomical Instrumentation , mm/sub-mm instrumentation , experimental cosmology
Profile Summary

I have worked in the field of Radio to Sub-millimetre wave astronomical instrumentation since 1990, when I started my PhD at the IAS-Orsay, France. After a short stay at CalTech and IPAC in Pasadena, I have then worked for 21 years in the UK, contributing to the development of several astronomical instruments. I have notably worked on the Planck and Herschel space missions.
Since 2016, I am working on several R&D programmes on cryogenics, optics and detector testing, leading an instrumentation group within the Cosmology team at the IAS, Paris-Saclay University, to support developments for CMB and far-infrared Astronomy. I am currently involved in the future LiteBIRD CMB space mission as well as leading the future BISOU balloon-borne project dedicated to the measure of the CMB spectral distortions.
Publications (62)

Proceedings Article | 5 October 2023 Presentation
Proceedings Volume 12676, 126760D (2023)
KEYWORDS: Cosmology, Equipment, Signal detection, Spectrometers, Windows, Terahertz radiation, Spatial resolution, Simulations, Optical calibration, Modulation

Proceedings Article | 31 August 2022 Presentation + Paper
Bruno Maffei, Nabila Aghanim, Jonathan Aumont, Elia Battistelli, Jens Chluba, Xavier Coulon, Paolo De Bernardis, Marian Douspis, Julien Grain, J. Hill, Alan Kogut, Joseph Kuruvilla, Guilaine Lagache, Juan Macias-Perez, Silvia Masi, Tomotake Matsumura, Lorenzo Mele, Alessandro Monfardini, Créidhe O'Sullivan, Luca Pagano, Giampaolo Pisano, Nicolas Ponthieu, Mathieu Remazeilles, Alessia Ritacco, Aditya Rotti, Giorgio Savini, Valentin Sauvage, Alexey Shitvov, Samantha Stever, Andrea Tartari, Leander Thiele, Neal Trappe, Jean-François Aubrun, André Laurens, Dominique Pheav, François Vacher
Proceedings Volume 12190, 121900A (2022)
KEYWORDS: Calibration, Fourier transforms, Space operations, Polarization, Black bodies, Telescopes, Spectroscopy, Instrument modeling

Proceedings Article | 31 August 2022 Poster + Paper
Proceedings Volume 12190, 121902J (2022)
KEYWORDS: Helium, Temperature metrology, Capillaries, Thermal modeling, Structural design

Proceedings Article | 31 August 2022 Poster + Presentation + Paper
Cristian Franceschet, Marco De Petris, Bruno Maffei, Sophie Bounissou, Luca Cintura, Marco Bersanelli, Jon Gudmundsson, Peter Hargrave, Luca Lamagna, Sabrina Realini, Alessia Ritacco
Proceedings Volume 12190, 121901W (2022)
KEYWORDS: Telescopes, Microwave radiation, Optical components, Optics manufacturing, Refractive index, Dielectrics, Refractor telescopes, Optical simulations, Dielectric polarization, Systems modeling

Proceedings Article | 31 August 2022 Poster + Presentation + Paper
L. Lamagna, C. Franceschet, M. De Petris, J. Gudmundsson, P. Hargrave, B. Maffei, F. Noviello, C. O'Sullivan, A. Paiella, F. Columbro, J. Austermann, M. Bersanelli, A. Chahadih, M. Cicuttin, L. Clermont, P. de Bernardis, K. Fleury-Frenette, M. Georges, C. Geuzaine, J. Hastanin, S. Henrot-Versillé, J. Hubmayr, G. Jaehnig, R. Keskitalo, S. Masi, F. Matsuda, T. Matsumura, L. Montier, B. Mot, F. Piacentini, G. Pisano, J. Y. Plesseria, A. Ritacco, G. Savini, A. Shitvov, A. Suzuki, N. Trappe, B. Winter
Proceedings Volume 12190, 121901R (2022)
KEYWORDS: Telescopes, Polarization, Optical simulations, Physics, Sensors, Device simulation, Beam shaping, Signal detection, Optical instrument design, Calibration