Dr Christopher PattisonPosition: Research FellowE-mail: christopher.pattison(at port.ac.uk)
Telephone: +44 (0)2392 845749Office: DS3.12Personal Website
Research interests: Studying the physics of the early universe, in particular inflation. Most of my work has looked at stochastic effects on primordial black hole formation and regimes of slow-roll violating inflation.
Having completed my PhD in 2020, I am currently a Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG) in Portsmouth, working with Adam Amara, David Wands and Hooshyar Assadullahi. I am currently working on an innovation project that is using techniques from astrophysics to study the spread of diseases, including Covid-19. I also study inflation in the early universe, focusing on stochastic effects (quantum diffusion) on the inflationary dynamics. In particular, my recent projects have looked at the effects of the quantum diffusion on curvature perturbations and hence on primordial black hole formation, and I am also studying non-slow-roll (ultra slow-roll) inflationary physics. I interested in developing the formalism of ultra-slow-roll stochastic inflation, and further extensions of stochastic inflation too.
I completed my MMath at the University of Surrey in 2016, and wrote my masters project “Four-dimensional Black Holes” under the supervision of Jan Gutowski.Qualifications: First class honours MMath (Hons), University of Surrey
Grants: University bursary
Professional memberships: Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Italian Society of Physics
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