I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, where I work in the Harvard CMB Lab on the BICEP/Keck Array series of Cosmic Microwave Background polarization experiments located at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. 

I focus on both instrumentation (development of microwave optics, receiver integration and deployment, calibration measurements) and analysis (beam systematics, B-mode estimators, component separation).

email: kkarkare{at}cfa.harvard.edu

 

 

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At South Pole: The Dark Sector Laboratory (left) hosting BICEP1/2/3 and the South Pole Telescope, and the Martin A. Pomerantz Observatory (right) hosting the Keck Array.