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The Cavendish Laboratory


Eloy de Lera Acedo, PhD'10, is a Principal Investigator at the Cavendish Laboratory of the University of Cambridge, UK. Dr de Lera Acedo is the head of the Cm-wave radioastronomy and Novel Sensors group within Cavendish Astrophysics. He led the design of the array antennas for the SKA1-LOW project and the wide-band feed for the HERA experiment. Currently he is the PI of the REACH telescope, aiming at the detection and study of the redshifted 21-cm line from the Cosmic Dawn and the Epoch of Re-ionization. He is as well leading the Aperture Array work package for the UK-SKA activities and is a co-I in several national and international projects in the fields of radio astronomy and ultra fast digital communications. 

CV - July 2020.


Dr de Lera Acedo's research interests include the study of the early universe, at the time when the first celestial objects were formed (Dark Ages, Cosmic Dawn and the Epoch of Re-ionization) via observations of the redshifted 21-cm line from hydrogen. Dr de Lera Acedo has as well an interest in the development of technology and techniques for radioastronomy and ultra fast digital communications, with a special focus on electromagnetic theory, technology and numerical methods. 


Key publications: 
  • Eloy de Lera Acedo, Cathryn M. Trott, Randall B. Wayth, Nicolas Fagnoni, Gianni Bernardi, Brett Wakley, Léon V.E. Koopmans, Andrew J. Faulkner, Jan Geralt bij de Vaate, Spectral performance of SKA Log-periodic Antennas I: mitigating spectral artefacts in SKA1-LOW 21 cm cosmology experiments, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 469, Issue 3, August 2017, Pages 2662–2671,
  • Cathryn M. Trott, Eloy de Lera Acedo, Randall B. Wayth, Nicolas Fagnoni, Adrian T. Sutinjo, Brett Wakley, Chris Ivan B. Punzalan, Spectral performance of Square Kilometre Array Antennas – II. Calibration performance, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 470, Issue 1, August 2017, Pages 455–465,
  • de Lera Acedo, E., Razavi-Ghods, N., Troop, N. et al. SKALA, a log-periodic array antenna for the SKA-low instrument: design, simulations, tests and system considerations. Exp Astron 39, 567–594 (2015).
  • David R. DeBoer,..., E. de Lera Acedo,... et al, "HERA: Hydrogen Epoch of Re-ionization Array", 2017 PASP 129 045001
  • E. de Lera Acedo, E. Garcia, V. GonzÁlez-Posadas, J. L. Vazquez-Roy, R. Maaskant and D. Segovia, "Study and Design of a Differentially-Fed Tapered Slot Antenna Array," in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 58, no. 1, pp. 68-78, Jan. 2010.

Complete list of publications: Google scholar, ResearchGate, ORCID.  

Principal Research Associate in Astrophysics
Head of Cm-wave Radioastronomy and Novel Sensors Group
Head of Class Part IB Physics Laboratory
Dr Eloy  de Lera Acedo

Contact Details

Room G09
Battcock Centre for Experimental Astrophysics
Cavendish Laboratory
University of Cambridge
JJ Thomson Avenue
+44 (0)1223337365


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