Peter Coles – University of Copenhagen

20 June 2011

Peter Coles

Prof. Peter Coles from Cardiff University, School of Physics and Astronomy, visited the Discovery Center in the period June 20 - JUne 25, 2011.

Research Interests 

My primary research interest is in cosmology and the large-scale structure of the Universe. I work on theoretical aspects of this problem, with an emphasis on statistical techniques to test models of structure formation against observations.

My work encompasses both galaxy clustering and the Cosmic Microwave Background. I am also interested in exotic cosmological models, such as those involving magnetic fields or global asymmetries or non-Gaussian fluctuations, and in analytic techniques for studing the growth of large-scale structure in the expanding Universe. Alongside this I have a longstanding interest in mathematical probability and statistics and their applications in physics and astronomy.