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



Loureiro A, Whiteaway L, Sellentin E, et al., 2023, Almanac: Weak Lensing power spectra and map inference on the masked sphere, The Open Journal of Astrophysics, Vol:6, ISSN:2565-6120, Pages:1-18

Petersen P, Akrami Y, Copi C, et al., 2023, Cosmic topology. Part I. Limits on orientable Euclidean manifolds from circle searches, Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, Vol:2023

Akrami Y, Anselmi S, Copi CJ, et al., 2022, The Search for the Topology of the Universe Has Just Begun

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

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