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Nigel Atkins

Center for Astrophysics


I am a Senior Engineer in the Radio & Geo-Astronomy Division and am responsible for the running of a millimeter-wave radio telescope here in Cambridge, MA as well as supporting instrumentation in a molecular physics laboratory. Prior to working in this position, I was part of the engineering team on the Ultraviolet CoronaGraph experiment which flew on the SOHO observatory that is/was a joint NASA/ESA venture. Before this excursion into the far UV, I was a senior engineer at the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope in Hawaii responsible for the sub-mm wave heterodyne receivers, IF chain, and back-end.

Degree in Physics from Tufts University