Julian Borrill is co-lead of the Computational Cosmology Center, a Senior Staff 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 the high performance computing tools that will be needed to analyse the data from the coming generation of cosmic microwave background polarization experiments, and applying them to the Planck satellite, Polarbear ground-based, and EBEX balloon missions. For the last decade he has also managed the CMB community and Planck-specific HPC resources at the DOE's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center.
Other research areas range from simulations of multi-dimensional knots of energy that might be generated in the first moments after the Big Bang to holistic performance evaluation of high performance computing systems using application-derived benchmarks.
Prior to moving to Berkeley in 1997 he held postdoctoral positions at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire and Imperial College, London. He has an 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.
March 2014: Planck CTP Working Group Meeting - Paris