Imperial College London

Carlo R. Contaldi

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Professor of Theoretical Physics



+44 (0)20 7594 1527c.contaldi




505Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Professor of Theoretical Physics in the Theoretical Physics Group at Imperial College. My research interests are in;

  • Physics of the very early Universe.
  • Inflation and structure formation.
  • Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB).
  • Gravitational Waves.
  • Statistics and inference in observational Cosmology.

For a complete and up to date list of published research, including preprints, see SPIRES



Contaldi CR, Magueijo J, 2018, Unsqueezing of standing waves due to inflationary domain structure, Physical Review D, Vol:98, ISSN:2470-0010

Contaldi CR, 2017, Anisotropies of gravitational wave backgrounds: A line of sight approach, Physics Letters B, Vol:771, ISSN:0370-2693, Pages:9-12

Nagy JM, Ade PAR, Amiri M, et al., 2017, A New Limit on CMB Circular Polarization from SPIDER, Astrophysical Journal, Vol:844, ISSN:0004-637X

Renzini AI, Contaldi CR, Heavens A, 2017, Mapping weak lensing distortions in the Kerr metric, Physical Review D, Vol:95, ISSN:2470-0010

Contaldi CR, 2017, IMAGING PARITY-VIOLATING MODES IN THE CMB, Astronomical Journal, Vol:153, ISSN:0004-6256

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