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Biography

Senior Research Associate, University of Edinburgh, Aug 2020 - present

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Edinburgh, Oct 2013 - July 2020

PhD in Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Oct 2010 - Sept 2013

MSci & BA(Hons) in Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge, Oct 2006 - Sept 2010

Research Interests

Statistical methods in cosmology

Dark energy and modified gravity

Non-linear large-scale structure formation

Relativistic effects in large-scale structure

The cosmic microwave background

Peculiar velocities

21cm intensity mapping

Weak gravitational lensing of galaxies and the CMB

Galaxy clusters and the Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect

Cross-correlations of cosmic probes

Primordial black holes and gravitational waves

Lyman-alpha emitting galaxies

Research students

Alessandro Maraio (2020 - )

David Copeland (Graduated 2019)

Teaching

I am an advisor for the Research Methods In Physics course available in Year 3 of the Physics BSc/MPhys degree at the University of Edinburgh.

I usually offer an undergraduate summer research project at the Institute for Astronomy, see https://www.wiki.ed.ac.uk/display/pastudentinfo/Institute+for+Astronomy+Summer+Student+Projects for details of available projects.

I sometimes offer Senior Honours (Year 4) research projects at the University of Edinburgh.

I sometimes offer doctoral (PhD) projects at the Institute for Astronomy, see https://ifa.roe.ac.uk/phds-jobs-fellowships/phd-studentships for details.

Qualifications

PhD in Astronomy, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Oct 2010 - Sept 2013. Supervisor: Anthony Challinor. Title: Probes Of Cosmology Beyond The Standard Model.

MSci & BA(Hons) in Natural Sciences (specialising in Theoretical Physics), University of Cambridge, Oct 2006 - Sept 2010, Triple First Class.

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