Raymond Blundell

Raymond Blundell

Lecturer / SAO Astrophysicist
Director, Submillimeter Array at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Ray Blundell Photo

Research Interests: The development of sophisticated instrumentation to enable, millimeter, submillimeter, and THz astronomy.

Bio: As Director of the SMA, Blundell’s work focuses primarily on the development and exploitation of state-of-the art instrumentation to enable the SMA to pursue cutting-edge scientific observations of the cool universe.

His Submillimeter Receiver Laboratory has made contributions to the development of low noise heterodyne receiver systems incorporating superconducting tunnel junction and hot electron bolometer mixers; to improving our understanding the submm and THz atmosphere; and to the development ground-based spectral-line astronomy at frequencies beyond 1 THz.

Contact Information

Office: M-323
Lab: M-111
160 Concord Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Mailing address:
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden St., MS 42
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-7367