Imperial College London

Professor Andrew H Jaffe

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Professor of Astrophysics and Cosmology



+44 (0)20 7594 7526a.jaffe Website




Miss Louise Hayward +44 (0)20 7594 7679




1018BBlackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





I am a cosmologist, and currently head of the Astrophysics Group in the Department of Physics.

Research Interests

Statistical Cosmology. Testing cosmological theories: Bayesian probability; Theory and analysis of fluctuations in the Cosmic Microwave background; Large Scale Structure; Statistics of the galaxy distribution and large scale flows. Theoretical Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics. Supermassive Black Holes in the centers of galaxies -- their detection and use as probes of the history of structure formation.


The Planck Surveyor Satellite .

Web pages

My blog is more up to date, but not entirely academic.



  • Second-year Quantum Mechanics. 


  • Undergraduate Cosmology 


  • Fourier Series and Transforms for physicsts.
  • First-year professional skills seminars
  • Third-year professional skills: Presentations
  • Second-year laboratory



Didier J, Miller AD, Araujo D, et al., Intensity-Coupled-Polarization in Instruments with a Continuously Rotating Half-Wave Plate, Astrophysical Journal, ISSN:0004-637X

Conneely C, Jaffe AH, Mingarelli CMF, On the Amplitude and Stokes Parameters of a Stochastic Gravitational-Wave Background, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, ISSN:0035-8711

Ade P, Aguirre J, Ahmed Z, et al., 2019, The Simons Observatory: science goals and forecasts, Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, ISSN:1475-7516

Westbrook B, Ade PAR, Aguilar M, et al., 2018, The POLARBEAR-2 and Simons Array Focal Plane Fabrication Status, Journal of Low Temperature Physics, Vol:193, ISSN:0022-2291, Pages:758-770

Abitbol M, Aboobaker AM, Ade P, et al., 2018, The EBEX Balloon-borne Experiment-Detectors and Readout, Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, Vol:239, ISSN:0067-0049

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