School of Physics and Astronomy

Cosmology and Relativity

Cosmology is the study of the universe as a whole. Its overall aim is to unravel the mysteries of the universe by scientifically addressing key fundamental questions. In particular, why is the universe structured today in the way that it is, how did it develop into its current form and what will happen to it in the future? Since humanity is also part of the universe, these questions apply equally to ourselves: where do we come from and where are we going?

Staff members in the Cosmology and Relativity group
The Cosmology and Relativity Group has an international reputation and continues to play a leading role in advancing our understanding of the history of the universe. Our primary research interests span a wide range of important theoretical topics in modern cosmology. We enjoy strong links with the String Theory Group in the School of Physics and Astronomy by means of a series of weekly seminars and discussion groups. We also benefit by participating in a busy visitor programme.
If you are interested in undertaking a research PhD in the group, we have a list of possible projects. See our PhD in Astronomy programme for more information on the application process, what to expect as a PhD student and how to obtain funding.