Mr Bill S Wright
Telephone: +44 (0)2392 845749Office: DS3.12
Research interests: Non-linear structure formation, modified gravity, massive neutrinos, simulations, perturbation theory, redshift-space distortions
I am a third year PhD student at the ICG supervised by Prof Kazuya Koyama, Dr Gong-Bo Zhao, and Prof David Wands. My work so far has been to extend the COLA approach for simulating dark matter structure formation and the standard perturbation theory code COPTER to include the effects of both massive neutrinos and modified gravity. I am now researching whether redshift-space distortions can be used to distinguish between LCDM and modified gravity models in the presence of massive neutrinos.
I carried out my undergrad degree in Physics and Astronomy at Durham and was supervised by Dr Baojiu Li for my final year project on the effect of modified gravity on the ability of Type Ia supernovae to act as standard candles.
In my spare time I like to play Ultimate Frisbee (yes, it is a real sport!), cook exciting food, and read sci-fi/fantasy novels.Qualifications: MPhys Physics and Astronomy (Durham)
Grants: STFC Research Studentship
Teaching responsibilities: Demonstrator for 1st year Computational Physics course
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