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.
Schmit CJ, Heavens AF, Pritchard JR, 2019, The gravitational and lensing-ISW bispectrum of 21 cm radiation, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol:483, ISSN:0035-8711, Pages:4259-4275
et al., 2019, The 21-cm bispectrum as a probe of non-Gaussianities due to X-ray heating, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol:482, ISSN:0035-8711, Pages:2653-2669
et al., 2018, Quantifying the non-Gaussianity in the EoR 21-cm signal through bispectrum, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol:476, ISSN:0035-8711, Pages:4007-4024
Schmit CJ, Pritchard JR, 2017, Emulation of reionization simulations for Bayesian inference of astrophysics parameters using neural networks, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol:475, ISSN:0035-8711, Pages:1213-1223
Schmit CJ, Pritchard JR, 2017, Neural Network Emulation of Reionization Simulations, Peering Towards Cosmic Dawn, Vol:12, ISSN:1743-9213, Pages:43-46