About Me Science

This page describes my scientific life.

Current PostDoc Position

I currently hold a post-doctorial research position within the University Sternwarte. More specifically I belong to Jochen Weller's group through the Excellence Cluster . I primarily work with Jochen Weller, Tommaso Giannantonio, and have many collaborators here in Munich, Garching and further afield, see my papers for a complete list. I mainly mine large (public and private) data sets and perform statistical tests (such as correlation functions, mass functions), to compare theoretical predictions with observations, testing gravity and concordance cosmology.

Previous PostDoc Position

Between 2009 -20012 I held a post-doctorial research position, within the Institute of Cosmos Sciences (ICC) of the University of Barcelona. I worked with Licia Verde and Raul Jimenez, Christian Wagner, Jorge Norena and Aday Robiana. I had many research interests, which could be summarised as mining large data sets, comparing theoretical predictions with observations to testing gravity and concordance cosmology.


I completed by PhD in June 2009, with the dissertation title "Building a mass function and testing gravity using galaxy clusters", under the supervision of Prof. Bob Nichol at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation at the University of Portsmouth. My external thesis examiner was Andy Taylor and internal examiner was Daniel Thomas. Here is a pdf of my thesis.

Masters degree

My masters degree in Theoretical Physics was undertaken at the Physics Department of the Exeter University between 1998 and 2002, with a year spent on an exchange program at the University of New Mexico, between 2000 and 2001.

A levels

I studied Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics at North Devon College.