My name is Danny Jacobs and I lead the MHz Astronomy Division space astronomy group in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. The MAD group forms one half of the Low Frequency Cosmology lab and also collaborates on space-related projects around the university. We focus on observing high redshift cosmology at low radio frequencies, developing space-based astronomy and other interesting projects that take advantage of our unique skills. Our biggest projects include the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA), the (now completed) Precision Array for Probing the Epoch of Reionization (PAPER) in South Africa and the Murchison Wide-field Array (MWA) in Western Australia, and the SPARCS cubesat.
I was born and raised in Omaha Nebraska and obtained my Bachelor of Science from New Mexico Tech, a Masters degree in Physics from Montana State University where I worked for the Space Science & Engineering Lab helping college students build satellites before heading to University of Pennsylvania where I did my PhD work developing 21cm radio cosmology instruments. I am currently an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University.