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Hiranya V. Peiris Edit Profile

Astrophysicist

Hiranya V. Peiris, Sri Lankan astrophysicist. Achievements include research in primarily cosmic microwave background studies. Recipient Halliday prize, Science & Technology Facilities Council, since 2007; Hubble fellowship, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2004-2007, Enrico Fermi fellowship, University Chicago, 2004-2007.

Background

Peiris, Hiranya V. was born on April 29, 1974 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Daughter of Thilak C. and Nimala D. Peiris.

Education

Bachelor, University Cambridge, England. Master of Science, University Cambridge, England, 1998. Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, New Jersey, 2003.

Career

Postdoctoral fellow Princeton University, 2003—2004. Hubble fellow University Chicago, 2004—2007. Science & Technology Facilities Council advanced fellow University Cambridge, since 2007.

Junior research fellow King's College, since 2008.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in primarily cosmic microwave background studies.

Membership

Fellow: Royal Astronomical Society. Member: WMAP Collaboration, Institute Physics, American Astronomical Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel, yoga, music.

Connections

father:
Thilak C.

mother:
Nimala D. Peiris