Dr David Alonso

Physics
Tutor in Astrophysics; Fixed Term Student

Qualifications

BSc in Physics, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2009
MSc in Theoretical Physics, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2011
PhD in Cosmology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2013

Academic Background

I am a researcher in astrophysics and cosmology. I work mostly on trying to extract information about fundamental physics from the distribution of galaxies in the Universe and from the statistics of the temperature fluctuations of the so-called Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), the afterglow of the Big Bang. I am in particular very interested in employing new computational and statistical methods to approach these problems, and in finding novel ways of combining different datasets to learn more about physics. I do most of my work within two international collaborations: the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and the Simons Observatory.

Undergraduate Teaching

In 2017-2018 I'll be tutor of Quantum Mechanics and Symmetries and Relativity at Christ Church.

Research Interests

Cosmology (large-scale structure, cosmic microwave background, observational cosmology, computational cosmology, dark-energy models). Fundamental physics (general relativity, quantum field theory, particle physics). Mathematics (differential geometry, group theory, functional analysis, statistics).

Publications

I have published scientific articles on topics mostly related to cosmology and fundamental physics. More information can be found here

Hobbies

Hiking, running, programming and beer.