Imperial College London

Dr Jonathan R. Pritchard

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Reader in Astrophysics



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My academic journey began with an undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge.  I then moved out west to study for a PhD in the Theoretical Astrophysics group at the California Institute of Technology.  From there I migrated east as a Hubble Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.  In 2011, I joined the Physics department at Imperial College London as a lecturer in Astrostatistics.  My research addresses the first billion years after the big bang, focussing on the period when the first generations of stars and galaxies formed.  I'm particularly interested in the possibility of using new radio frequency observations with telescopes like LOFAR and the Square Kilometer Array to learn about this period.



Bacon DJ, Battye RA, Bull P, et al., 2020, Cosmology with Phase 1 of the Square Kilometre Array Red Book 2018: Technical specifications and performance forecasts, Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, Vol:37, ISSN:1323-3580

Weltman A, Bull P, Camera S, et al., 2020, Fundamental physics with the square kilometre array, Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, Vol:37, ISSN:1323-3580, Pages:1-52

Gorce A, Pritchard JR, 2019, Studying the morphology of reionisation with the triangle correlation function of phases, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol:489, ISSN:0035-8711, Pages:1321-1337

Binnie T, Pritchard JR, 2019, Bayesian model selection with future 21cm observations of the epoch of reionization, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol:487, ISSN:0035-8711, Pages:1160-1177

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