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 A, Contaldi CR, 2019, Improved limits on a stochastic gravitational-wave background and its anisotropies from Advanced LIGO O1 and O2 runs, Physical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, Vol:100, ISSN:1550-2368, Pages:063527-1-063527-9

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

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