Institute of Astronomy

Mr Alexander Hall


Office: Kavli K26
Office Tel: (01223) 760797
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Theoretical cosmology. I'm currently working on the Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect, and DBI inflation. I have previously worked on constraining modified gravity with 21cm intensity mapping,  and massive neutrinos in the CMB weak lensing signal.


Selected papers

PRISM (Polarized Radiation Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission): A White Paper on the Ultimate Polarimetric Spectro-Imaging of the Microwave and Far-Infrared Sky

PRISM Collaboration: Philippe Andre et al., arXiv:1306.2259

Testing General Relativity with 21 cm intensity mapping

Alex Hall, Camille Bonvin, Anthony Challinor, arXiv:1212.0728

Probing the neutrino mass hierarchy with CMB weak lensing

Alex Hall, Anthony Challinor, arxiv:1205.6172

Constraining the dark energy equation of state with double source plane strong lenses

Thomas E. Collett, Matthew W. Auger, Vasily Belokurov, Philip J. Marshall, Alex C. Hall, arXiv:1203.2758

CMB power spectrum parameter degeneracies in the era of precision cosmology

Cullan Howlett, Antony Lewis, Alex Hall, Anthony Challinor, arXiv:1201.3654

The clearing of discs around late-type T Tauri stars: constraints from the infrared two-colour plane

Barbara Ercolano, Cathie J. Clarke, Alex C. Hall, arXiv:1008.0866


  • 2010 -     Graduate Student, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge UK

Primary Supervisor: Dr Anthony Challinor

Secondary Supervisor: Prof George Efstathiou



  • BA, MSci Natural Sciences (Cambridge University), 1st Class

Awards and Prizes

  • Isaac Newton Studentship, University of Cambridge (2010)
  • Stribling Award, Girton College, University of Cambridge (2010)
  • Undergraduate Scholar of Girton College, Cambridge (2007 - 2010)
  • Layla Adib Prize, Phyllis Tillyard Prize, Gwendolen Credson Prize, Girton College (2007-2010)


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