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



Renzini AI, Contaldi CR, 2019, Gravitational wave background sky maps from advanced LIGO O1 data, Physical Review Letters

Bergman AS, Ade PAR, Akers S, et al., 2018, 280 GHz Focal Plane Unit Design and Characterization for the SPIDER-2 Suborbital Polarimeter, Journal of Low Temperature Physics, Vol:193, ISSN:0022-2291, Pages:1075-1084

Renzini AI, Contaldi CR, 2018, Mapping incoherent gravitational wave backgrounds, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol:481, ISSN:0035-8711, Pages:4650-4661

Gualtieri R, Filippini JP, Ade PAR, et al., SPIDER: CMB polarimetry from the edge of space, Journal of Low Temperature Physics, ISSN:0022-2291

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