Mark Halpern, PhD

Contact Information

phone: 604-822-6435

phone: 604-822-6709

Alternate Contact

Alex Walls

Media Relations Specialist

Tel: 604.822.4636

Cell: 778.984.6173



Cosmology, cosmic background radiation, history of star formation, measuring the geometry and contents of the universe, satellites, balloon-borne telescopes, the physics of music, solar system, space science


French (just a little)

In the Media

‘Spider’ telescope may tell us how the universe was born (Dr. Mark Halpern). Global News. January 10, 2015. Researchers launch SPIDER telescope to study universe expansion (Dr. Mark Halpern). Ubyssey. January 7, 2015. UBC telescope searching for clues to beginning of the universe (Dr. Mark Halpern). Global News. January 7, 2015. UBC’s SPIDER telescope launches seeking Big Bang’s light patterns (Dr. Mark Halpern). CBC News British Columbia. January UBC’s SPIDER telescope seeks Big Bang’s ‘smoking gun’ (Dr. Mark Halpern). CBC News British Columbia. December 24, 2014. Episode 49: Enduring Mysteries of the Early Universe, with Mark Halpern. The Star Spot – astronomy and space exploration podcast. March 23, 2014. 14B-Year-Old light spotted (Dr. Mark Halpern). CTV News Channel. March 17, 2014. Rob Breakenridge Show – Mar17 Dr. Mark Halpern on the results of BICEP2 Project. News Talk 770. March 17, 2014.