I'm a postdoctoral researcher here at OAB Merate and one of eight Darklight fellows. My research concerns using the distribution and dynamical motions of galaxies in the late time Universe as a proxy for the underlying distribution and growth of dark matter structure. In particular I am interested in learning how an understanding of the statistical nature of this structure can allow us to differentiate between competing models and theories, not only of the formation of this structure but also of fundamental physics.

My current projects include:

  • Searching for scale dependant galaxy bias in photometric redshift surveys, either as a symptom of systematic errors in our data analysis or as an imprint of inflationary physics.
  • Using statistical standard rulers to correct for geometric distortions caused by an incorrect understanding of cosmology and in doing so improve constraints on cosmological parameters.

A list of my published research papers can be found here. Feel free to email me if you have any questions about my work.

Email: adam.hawken(at)brera.inaf.it

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