CV and Research Interests

This is now up to date, and I am looking for jobs to begin Oct 2012. CV and Research Statement


For a list of my publications see, ArXiv or Spires search for Ben Hoyle

You may care about a break down of my citations, or various measures such as h index.


Massive clusters with HST

We applied for HST Cycle 19 to measure the masses of high redshift, potentially massive clusters of galaxies, whose existence appear to be in tension with the current cosmological model. Only by measuring the masses of these clusters to high accuracy will we be able to ascertain if they really are extra-ordinary.

Team: Ben Hoyle [P.I.], Aday Robiana, Licia Verde, Raul Jimenez, David Bacon, Martin Sahlen, Ed Lloyed-Davies, Kathy Romer, Matt Hilton, Nicola Mehrtens.

HST proposal here.

Isolated Neutron Stars found by the XMM Cluster Survey

The number of known Neutron Stars (about 5) is much lower than that predicted by theory. The XCS matched X-ray point sources, with SDSS imaging and found ~10 previously unknown candidates. Only with further observations would we be able to determine if were a piece of the missing puzzle.

Team: H. Campbell [P.I.], K. Romer, E. Lloyd-Davies, B. Hoyle

INS proposal here.


10/02/2013USM MunichHigh Redshift Galaxy Clusterslink
10/01/2013MPE MunichTesting Homogeneity with LRGslink
10/11/2012USM MunichHigh Z clusterslink
12/03/2012Munich, RingbergRemoving biases in the analysis of High Z clusterslink
12/09/2011StockholmUnderstanding High Z clusterslink Δ
28/08/2011Astronomy Colliquim, Cape Town SAHigh Z clusterslink
28/06/2011SZ Clusters, SantanderHigh Z clusterslink
24/06/2011Liverpool Scal. Rel.Old Monsters [poster talk]link
21/3/2011PONT Avingnon, FranceHigh Z clusterslink
18/3/2011UK NAM WalesHigh Z clusterslink
12/3/2011Helsinki, FinlandNon-Gaussianity to explain Massive Clusterslink
5/3/2011Geneva, SwitzerlandNon-Gaussianity to explain Massive Clusters 
25/2/2011Barcelona, SpainNon-Gaussianity to explain Massive Clusters 
10/2010Barcelona, SpainGalaxy Stellar Assembly 
5/2010Valencia, SpainClusters of Galaxies 
2009JEDI, South AfricaAssymetric error bars 
2009Belfast, IrelandThe XCSlink
2009Cape Town, South AfricaClusters & Magnification biaslink
2009Portsmouth UKMagnification bias 
2008Portsmouth, UKClusters of Galaxies