Hi there! My name is Danny Price, and I'm a postdoctoral researcher at the Berkeley Seti Research Center at UC Berkeley. Before this I was based at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Back in 2009-2013, I did my DPhil. (PhD) in astrophysics at the University of Oxford.
I'm excited to be involved with Breakthrough Listen, the most comprehensive search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) ever undertaken. We are using the largest telescopes in the world to systematically search for artificial signals of unknown origin. I am working on the digital signal processing systems and data analysis pipelines.
I also work on the Large Aperture Experiment to Detect the Dark Ages, or LEDA. We've built a 256-antenna array along with a powerful GPU-based correlator in Owen's Valley, California. We're looking for highly-redshifted Hydrogen in the early Universe, and will image the entire sky at radio wavelengths.
I work mainly on digital instrumentation: designing and implementing signal processing systems for radio telescopes. I work a lot with FPGAs and I'm an active part of the CASPER collaboration. I've helped build instruments at the Parkes (HIPSR), Owen's Valley (LEDA), Medicina (BEST-2), and Tidbinbilla (TAMS) observatories.
HIPSR is a spectrometer and pulsar machine for the Parkes 21cm multibeam receiver.
LEDA is a low-frequency array of 256 antennas in Owen's Valley, California.
D-PAD was a 16-element aperture array that I built as part of my PhD project.
Even more? I play guitar, love music and drink too much coffee. I've slowly been exploring the USA, ticking off the states as I go. I enjoy tinkering with web and UI design (thank you bootstrap), speak a little Japanese, and am outrageously good at Mariokart 64.