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Portrait of Martin White

Martin White
Professor of Physics
Professor of Astronomy

PhD 1992 (Yale University)

Campus address and phone:
561C Campbell Hall
(510) 642-1969



Specialty areas:
Theoretical cosmology, the microwave background, galaxy and structure formation; numerical simulations; dark energy and the early universe

Research projects:

I am a theorist and phenomenologist. While I originally trained in Particle Physics, in the last few years my interest has centered around the question of the formation of galaxies and large structure in the universe. How did it originate, what were the forces responsible for making it what it is today and what can it teach us about the universe? I am particularly interested in using cosmology to learn about the nature of the dark energy believed to be causing the expansion of the universe to accelerate.

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