I am a fifth year graduate student in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago.
My main interests are in Cosmology and General Relativity. More specifically I am interested in:
- Structure Formation and Clusters of Galaxies
- CMB Physics
- Cosmic Reionisation in the 21cm
- Nature of Dark Matter and Dark Energy
- Primordial Gravitational Waves as signatures of Inflation
I am currently working with Josh Frieman on the Dark Energy Survey (DES) and constraints on cosmology using DES data, and with Scott Dodelson on Constraining Primordial Gravitational Waves using CMB data. Previously I was at University College London, where I read Astrophysics. There I worked with Jochen Weller on cluster counts in the Dvali-Gabadadze-Poratti (DGP) model of modified gravity, as well as on constraining the reionisation epoch with CMB polarisation, which formed my undergraduate thesis. I also investigated new solutions to Einstein's Field Equations for charged perfect fluid spheres in the presence of a cosmological constant with Christian Boehmer. I spent a year at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in the 2006-2007 academic year. During the summer of 2007, I worked on the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO), in the Pre-stabilized Laser (PSL) lab on Beam Pointing and Its Effects on Intensity Stabilisation under the supervision of Dr. Peter King.
Why do we believe the Big Bang model describes the evolution of the Universe? Find out here.
A collection of most cited papers going back to 1993 is here.
Cosmic Calculator and Error Calcualtions.
Drop me an email with any questions.
Maintained by Alan Zablocki: zablocki AT oddjob<dot>uchicago<dot>edu ( replace AT with @ and <dot> with a dot). Page last updated:November 2010.