Imperial College London

Claudia de Rham

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Reader in Theoretical Physics



+44 (0)20 7594 CV




506Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





Theoretical Cosmology (inflation and alternatives, dark energy, cosmological constant problem, modified gravity, tests of gravity, consistent effective field descriptions)

See inSpires for a list of publications

Recent Grants and Awards:

  • 2017-2021: PI on Simons Foundation Award, ‘Origins of the Universe’ program
  • 2017-2022: PI on ERC consolidator grant, for the project “Massive Gravity and Cosmology,"
  • 2016–2021: Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award
  • 2012–2013: PI on ACES Advance Opportunity Grant, for the project “Recent Developments in Massive Gravity"
  • 2010–2014: PI on Swiss National Foundation Professorship Grant, for the project “Challenging the cosmological paradigm."
  • Since 2013: Co-PI on various group grants
  • 2017: EPFL Alumni Award



Amendola L, Appleby S, Avgoustidis A, et al., Cosmology and Fundamental Physics with the Euclid Satellite

Jain B, Joyce A, Thompson R, et al., Novel Probes of Gravity and Dark Energy

Rham CD, Gabadadze G, Tolley AJ, Comments on (super)luminality

Rham CD, Melville S, Tolley AJ, et al., UV complete me: Positivity Bounds for Particles with Spin

Rham CD, Melville S, Tolley AJ, et al., Positivity Bounds for Scalar Theories

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