Professor Anthony Challinor


  • 2017-present Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics
    • Deputy Director, Institute of Astromony
    • Deputy Director, Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge
  • 2011-2017 Reader in Astrophysics and Cosmology
  • 2006 -2011 University Lecturer, Institute of Astronomy and DAMTP
  • 2002 -2007 Royal Society University Research Fellow
  • 2000 -2002 PPARC Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • 1998 -present Fellow, Queens' College


I have a range of research interests in physical and theoretical cosmology, mostly centred on the issue of testing the cosmological model and the origin of cosmic structure with cosmological observations. A particular focus is the the origin, interpretation, and measurement of temperature anisotropies and polarization in the CMB. I am a Core Team member of the Planck High-Frequency Instrument and a member of the Simons Observatory with particular interests in lensing of the CMB, constraining the key cosmological parameters and searching for B-mode polarization induced by gravitational waves from the early universe.

Selected Publications

Publications list on ADS