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People Dr Joanna Dunkley

James Martin Fellow, Programme on Computational Cosmology


University Lecturer in Astrophysics

Jo's research is in cosmology, studying the origins and evolution of the Universe. Her work involves determining the properties of the universe such as its rate of expansion, its age, and the nature of Dark Matter and Dark Energy. Much of her research is focused on studying the Cosmic Microwave Background, light that has been traveling since shortly after the Big Bang. Her research combines theoretical work with statistical analysis of large datasets. She is part of the science teams for the Planck and WMAP space satellites, and for the Atacama Cosmology Telescope in Chile

Selected Publications

Media Coverage

Oct 2013
The next big names in physics
Oct 2013
The new physics
Aug 2013
Size matters
Mar 2013
Cosmic map casts new light on evolution of the universe
Mar 2013
The oldest light in the sky