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My somewhat out-of-date astrophysics web page is here .

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



Collaboration TEBEX, Abitbol M, Aboobaker AM, et al., The EBEX Balloon Borne Experiment - Detectors and Readout

Collaboration TEBEX, Aboobaker AM, Ade P, et al., The EBEX Balloon Borne Experiment - Optics, Receiver, and Polarimetry

Didier J, Miller AD, Araujo D, et al., Intensity-Coupled-Polarization in Instruments with a Continuously Rotating Half-Wave Plate

Sellentin E, Jaffe AH, Heavens AF, On the use of the Edgeworth expansion in cosmology I: how to foresee and evade its pitfalls

Suzuki A, Arnold K, Edwards J, et al., Multi-chroic dual-polarization bolometric detectors for studies of the Cosmic Microwave Background

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