Curriculum Vitae

Zigmund Kermish

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Publications: Google scholar; Arxiv, ADS

251 Jadwin Hall
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544
zkermish (at) princeton (dot) edu


PhD, Physics; University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
Thesis: Design and Characterization of the POLARBEAR receiver.
Adsivor: Adrian T. Lee
AB, Physics; Summa Cum Laude; Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
Thesis: SQUID Multiplexing for the Millimeter Bolometer Array Camera
Advisor: Lyman Page


  • 2012-present
    SPIDER: Managing the integration of a 6 camera, several kilopixel cryogenic receiver with a lightweight gondola for an Antarctic long-duration stratospheric balloon flight.
  • 2003-present
    POLARBEAR : Led the design, integration and deployment of the 1200 bolometer camera for POLARBEAR. Responsible for all cryogenics, milliKelvin structural and wiring design, full systems integration, receiver characterization and deployment logistics for both our eastern Sierras engineering run and our initial deployment to Chile. Managed and contributed to software development teams working on instrument control and data analysis.
  • 2003-2004
    APEX-SZ: Responsible for milliKelvin focal plane structural design and construction.

Honors and awards

  • Princeton Fellowship in Experimental Physics (Dicke Fellow) 2012
  • NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship (declined) 2012
  • NASA Graduate Student Research Program Fellowship 2004-2006
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Program honorable mention 2003, 2004
  • Allen G. Shenstone prize in experimental physics, Princeton University, 2003
  • Member, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, since June 2003