Cosmology and Galaxy Formation

Cosmology and Fundamental Physics

Research interests in Cosmology and Fundamental Physics at the Institute of Astronomy cover a wide array of physical phenomena, spanning a large range of astrophysical scales and epochs – from the present day properties of the Universe going back in time to the surface of  last scattering and the Planck scale era.

In order to study these complex and non-linear physical phenomena with the highest possible realism, researchers are using sophisticated numerical codes and taking advantage of high performance super-computer facilities available locally, such as the UK National Cosmology Supercomputer (COSMOS), and the Computing Cluster Darwin, one of the largest academic supercomputers in the UK.


Cosmic Reionisation

First Quasars

Galaxy Clusters