Associate Professor, Department of Physics, McGill University
Ernest Rutherford Physics Building
Matt Dobbs is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and associate member of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McGill University (Canada). He holds a Canada Research Chair and is a Senior Fellow in the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Cosmology and Gravity program. Prof. Dobbs earned a Ph.D. (2002) in experimental Particle Physics from the University of Victoria (Canada), was awarded an Owen Chamberlain Fellowship at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (USA) in 2002, and earned a Sloan Fellowship in 2009. In 2014 he was awarded the inaugural Dunlap Award for Innovation in Astronomical Research Tools and the Canadian Association of Physicists Herzberg Medal.
The aim of Prof. Dobbs' research is to improve our understanding of the fundamental constituents of the universe – including its origin, history, and fate – providing new insight into the early universe, where the laws of particle physics and cosmology intersect. His research group at McGill specializes in the design, construction, and operation of novel instrumentation and experiments to explore the early universe. Prof. Dobbs has journeyed to the ends of the earth to deploy his instruments in the best observing conditions, including the geographic South Pole and aboard stratospheric balloons.