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School of Physics and Astronomy

Dr Timothy Clifton


Senior Lecturer in Theoretical Cosmology

Telephone: 020 7882 7024
Room Number: G. O. Jones Building, Room 508


Research Interests:

My research interests are in relativity, gravitation, and cosmology. I am particularly interested in the large-scale behaviour of inhomogeneous spacetimes, the emergence of homogeneity and isotropy in the context of the averaging and backreaction problems, the construction of tests for determining the geometry of the Universe, and the understanding and constraining of alternative theories of gravity. As well as being of foundational importance to cosmology, the study of these areas is strongly motivated by the apparent need for the universe to be more than two thirds filled with dark energy.


Recent publication and preprints can be found here.


This is not an exhaustive list and I would be happy to discuss other project possibilities.