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



Abdalla E, Abellán GF, Aboubrahim A, et al., 2022, Cosmology intertwined: A review of the particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology associated with the cosmological tensions and anomalies, Journal of High Energy Astrophysics, Vol:34, ISSN:2214-4048, Pages:49-211

Farren GS, Grin D, Jaffe AH, et al., 2022, Ultralight axions and the kinetic Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect, Physical Review D, Vol:105, ISSN:2470-0010

Mootoovaloo A, Jaffe AH, Heavens AF, et al., 2022, Kernel-based emulator for the 3D matter power spectrum from CLASS, Astronomy and Computing, Vol:38, ISSN:2213-1337, Pages:100508-100508

Aghanim N, Akrami Y, Ashdown M, et al., 2021, Planck 2018 results: VI. Cosmological parameters (vol 641, A6, 2020), Astronomy & Astrophysics, Vol:652, ISSN:0004-6361

Heavens A, Sellentin E, Jaffe A, 2020, Extreme data compression while searching for new physics, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol:498, ISSN:0035-8711, Pages:3440-3451

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