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School of Physical and Chemical Sciences

Raphael Picard


Research Student

Room Number: G. O. Jones Building, Room 502


Project Title: Constraining early universe models using small scale data.

Supervisors: Dr Karim Malik & Dr David Mulryne

Content: Inflation predicts a spectrum of fluctuations which act as seeds for structure formation and which are detectable as temperature inhomogeneities in the CMB (the first light). It also predicts a background of gravitational waves which could give more insight into the last stages of inflation. Since these waves weakly interact with matter they have been propagating freely since their creation. I work on predicting the spectrum of these gravitational waves which are model dependent.



Research Interests:

Cosmological Perturbation Theory, Inflation & Gravitational Waves.



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