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School of Physics and Astronomy

Dr David Mulryne


Royal Society University Research Fellow | Senior Lecturer

Telephone: 020 7882 7046
Room Number: G. O. Jones Building, Room 512


My teaching

This year I am lecturing SPA7005 Cosmology.

I also contribute to teaching at Queen Mary by supervising astrophysics MSc and MSci students for their research projects, and I regularly work with and supervise PhD students. 


I enjoy outreach work a lot. I regularly lecture to visiting students at Queen Mary, and visit schools myself to gives talks. I also take part in various other outreach activities. If you'd like me to give a talk or take part in an outreach activity please get in touch!


Research Interests:

I'm interested in all aspects of the structure and evolution of the universe, from its earliest moments to its behaviour today, and in observations which inform us about the universe. Predominantly, however, I have worked on the very early universe, and in particular a phase of accelerated expansion known as inflation. Inflation is thought to be the origin of all structure in the universe, and so is a hugely important period in its history.

Information about a code for inflationary cosmology, PyTransport, that I have developed can be found at


Royal Society University Research Fellowship, 2014-2020, value ~£450k.

Royal Society University Research Fellowship enhancement award, 2018-2022, value ~£90k.



A full list of my publications can be found here.


I supervise PhD students in the area of early universe cosmology. 

Current students: Mr George Montagnon.

Former students: Dr Zac KentonDr John Ronayne, Dr Shailee Imrith.