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



Bergman AS, Ade PAR, Akers S, et al., 280 GHz Focal Plane Unit Design and Characterization for the SPIDER-2 Suborbital Polarimeter

Horner JS, Contaldi CR, 2015, The bispectrum of single-field inflationary trajectories with $c_{s} \neq 1$

Contaldi CR, Magueijo J, Unsqueezing of standing waves due to inflationary domain structure

Contaldi CR, Peloso M, Sorbo L, Suppressing the impact of a high tensor-to-scalar ratio on the temperature anisotropies, Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, ISSN:1475-7516

Gualtieri R, Filippini JP, Ade PAR, et al., SPIDER: CMB polarimetry from the edge of space

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