CWRU Physics Faculty
Andrew J. Tolley
Jesus College, Oxford University (1999)
Ph.D., University of Cambridge (2003)
Early Universe Cosmology
I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Particle/Astrophysics Group at Case Western Reserve University. I am a theoretical cosmologist with interests in a wide range of topics, including: Developing models of the Early Universe, Inflation, Non-Gaussianities and Initial Conditions. I am particularly interested in exploring the implications of String Theory, Branes and Extra Dimensions for Cosmology, as well as Models of Dark Energy, in particular those arising from Infrared Modifications of Gravity, and the associated Cosmological Constant Problem.
I previously held the position of Distinguished Research Fellow in the Cosmology group of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. Before that, I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Physics Department of Princeton University. I received my PhD in Cosmology from the University of Cambridge, DAMTP, Gonville & Caius College in 2003. I graduated from Jesus College, Oxford University in 1999.
- Plenary Talk on Dark Energy, COSMO 2009
- Dynamics in the Dark, March 2009
- Cascading Perturbations, October 2008
- Constraining initial state non-gaussianity via backreaction, March 2008
- New Era for Cosmic Inflation, February 2008