A brief CV

Education and work experience

  • Undergraduate degree: BSc in Physics, University of Maryland, 1988
  • Graduate degree: PhD in Theoretical Physics, University of Pennsylvania, 1993
  • Thesis: "Testing the Inflationary Paradigm: Inflation and the Microwave Background"
  • Supervisor: Paul Steinhardt

  • 1993-1996: Postdoctoral researcher, Princeton University
  • 1996-1999: Postdoctoral researcher, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
  • 1997-2002: PPARC Advanced fellow, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
  • 2002-2014: Reader in Cosmology, ICG, University of Portsmouth
  • 2014-present: Professor of Cosmology, ICG, University of Portsmouth
  • Personal details

    Life beyond physics

    I am an American originally from Indiana, but have lived in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Canada and now the United Kingdom. Luckily, I enjoy travelling and seeing new places.

    I also enjoy hiking in the mountains, reading and playing card games. (Bridge and poker give me a chance to put my statistical skills to practical use!) I really enjoy listening to music (especially live), but unfortunately I've never managed to learn to play myself. I also play volleyball and have recently been trying to learn Tai Chi.

    Posted on February 25, 2011