Particle Astrophysics and Gravitation

The group's interests are in Cosmology, Gravitation and Black Holes. It seeks to understand how the universe expands, why its expansion is accelerating, the classical and quantum behaviour of black holes, and the fundamental theory of space and time.


Academic staff
Name Office Phone Email VCard  
Dr Sam Dolan G18 23708 vcard General relativity, black hole physics and gravitational wave astronomy
Prof Carsten van de Bruck G19 23790 vcard Cosmology
Prof Elizabeth Winstanley G5 23796 vcard Black holes, general relativity, quantum field theory in curved space-time

Teaching fellows
Name Office Phone Email VCard  
Dr Carl Kent K30 23722 vcard Quantum field theory in curved space-time, adS/CFT correspondence, quantum gravity.

Emeritus professors
Name Office Phone Email VCard  
Prof Alan Zinober K12 23888 vcard Nonlinear control, optimisation

Postgraduate students
Name Office Phone Email VCard  
Visakan Balakumar   vcard General Relativity, Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime and Black Holes
Christopher Longden I06C vcard Inflationary Cosmology
Elisa Maggio   vcard
Jurgen Mifsud I06C vcard Cosmology and Modified Gravity
Thomas Morley G16 vcard Quantum Field Theory in Curved Space
Laura Paduraru H23c 23712 vcard
Jake Percival G16 vcard
Jake Shipley G16 vcard General relativity, black holes

Visiting researchers
Name Office Phone Email VCard  
Dr Phil Young F6 23835 vcard

Past grants


Key publications