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Julian Borrill

astrophysicist: Computational Research Division

Media contact: Jon Bashor, +1 510 486 5849,


Julian Borrill is the Group Leader of the Computational Cosmology Center, a Senior Scientist in the Computational Research Division at Berkeley Lab, and a Senior Research Physicist at the Space Sciences Laboratory at UC Berkeley.

His current work is focused on developing and deploying the high performance computing tools that are needed to analyze the huge data sets being gathered by current Cosmic Microwave Background polarization experiments (particularly the Planck satellite, Polarbear ground-based and EBEX balloon missions) and extending these to coming generations of experiments and supercomputers, ultimately targeting missions such as CMB-S4, LiteBIRD and COrE+ which will be analyzing their data a decade or more hence. For the last 15 years he has also managed the CMB community and Planck-specific HPC resources at NERSC.

More information can be found at his web page:


M.A. in Mathematics and Political Science from the University of Cambridge, an M.Sc. in Astrophysics from the University of London, an M.Sc. in Information Technology also from the University of London and a D.Phil. in Physics from the University of Sussex.

last updated: 2016-07-06 14:23:34