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



Leung JS-Y, Hartley J, Nagy JM, et al., 2022, A Simulation-based Method for Correcting Mode Coupling in CMB Angular Power Spectra, Astrophysical Journal, Vol:928, ISSN:0004-637X

Golat S, Contaldi CR, 2022, All-sky analysis of astrochronometric signals induced by gravitational waves, Physical Review D, Vol:105, ISSN:2470-0010, Pages:1-15

Renzini A, Romano JD, Contaldi CR, et al., 2022, Comparison of maximum-likelihood mapping methods for gravitational-wave backgrounds, Physical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, Vol:105, ISSN:1550-2368, Pages:1-12

Gambrel AE, Rahlin AS, Song X, et al., 2021, The XFaster power spectrum and likelihood estimator for the analysis of cosmic microwave background maps, The Astrophysical Journal: an International Review of Astronomy and Astronomical Physics, Vol:922, ISSN:0004-637X, Pages:1-17

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