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Dr. Cameron Van Eck

Cameron studies magnetic fields in the interstellar space of the Milky Way and nearby galaxies, using the polarization of radio emission. He tries to map out the structure of the magnetic field in three dimensions to understand both the origin of the field as well as the effects it has on the material of the interstellar medium.
He worked with Prof. Bryan Gaensler as part of the Canadian Initiative for Radio Astronomy Data Analysis (CIRADA), processing radio data from large radio surveys conducted with the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (JVLA), Australian Square-Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP), and Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME), to produce the most detailed map of the polarized radio sky to date.
Cameron completed his PhD at Radboud University Nijmegen, in the Netherlands, in October 2017. His thesis was titled “Exploring the Threefold Invisible Universe: Low-Frequency Spectropolarimetry with LOFAR as a Probe of Galactic Magnetism” ( He joined the Dunlap Institute in August 2018, after completing a short postdoc at the University of Calgary.
In 2022, he moved to a research position at the Australian National University.
Cosmic magnetism
Interstellar medium
Published papers