Mx Mark Mirmelstein

Post:Doctoral Tutor (Physics and Astronomy)
Other posts:Research student (Physics and Astronomy)
 Research Student (Astronomy Centre)
Location:PEVENSEY 3 4C3

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 873845
International:+44 1273 873845
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CV (last update: January 2017)


Hello and thank you for visiting my profile!

I am a self-funding Astronomy PhD student at the University of Sussex, working with Prof Antony Lewis and Dr Julien Peloton and CMB cosmology. At the moment I am analysing Planck data to detect the signature the Rayleigh scattering of the CMB left on it shortly after the recombination era. My work is based on Antony's article. A 2-minutes-2-slides presentation I gave on the topic can be found here.


I obtained my MSc in Physics at Tel Aviv University. I was working with Prof Yoel Rephaeli and Dr Meir Shimon on the detection of CMB polarization from galaxy clusters through the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect. We are currently writing up our results for an article. Please feel free to contact me if you spot any mistakes or if you wish to discuss my thesis.


My BSc in Physics was also obtained at Tel Aviv University. For my Final Year Project I gave a 20-minutes talk about Gravitational Waves (pre-detection, so not up-to-date). During the last year of my BSc I worked with Dr Or Grour on high-redshift supernovae detection. I spent long hours looking for (transplanted and real) Supernovae in Hubble Deep Space images using DS9/matlab/python to assess detection rates. I slightly contributed to his article on that topic.




  1. 2016-present: PhD in Astronomy, University of Sussex, UK
  2. 2013-2016: MSc in Physics, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  3. 2009-2013: BSc in Physics, Tel Aviv University, Israel


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