Michael Wilson

341 BCCP


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Home Institution:

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.

Cosmology Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests




My skills set lie in the fields of Large-Scale Structure Cosmology, particularly that of spectroscopic galaxy surveys and lensing of the Cosmic Microwave Background.

I work primarily for the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, collaborating with Prof. Martin White and the broader collaboration.  In the past, my reasearch has built upon the VIPERS galaxy redshift survey and the Atacama Cosmology Telescope.

Today, my focus is Lyman-break galaxies and an aim to exploit the z>2 Universe, which threatens to unveil the nature of Inflation and the neutrino mass hierarchy.  This has potential ramifications for the successors to DESI. 

Originally, I hail from Belfast, Northern Ireland.  In 2017, I crossed the pond to UC Berkeley and have loved it ever since. 

I completed my PhD at the University of Edinburgh under the supervison of Prof. John Peacock.  My thesis was dedicated to redshift-space distortions with the VIPERS galaxy survey.   

Prior to that, I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Oxford, working with Prof. Blake Sherwin, Prof. D. Spergel and Prof. Jo Dunkley on the Cosmic Microwave Background.