Oliver Philcox

I am a Junior Fellow in the Simons Society of Fellows, hosted at Columbia University with Colin Hill and Lam Hui. Previously, I was a doctoral student at Princeton University’s Department of Astrophysical Sciences and a visiting graduate student at the Institute for Advanced Study, both located in Princeton, New Jersey. I was advised by David Spergel and Matias Zaldarriaga. Originally from the south of England, I completed my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Cambridge’s Institute of Astronomy with Blake Sherwin, before spending a year in Harvard’s Center for Astrophysics with Daniel Eisenstein.

I’m broadly interested in theoretical and statistical cosmology, particularly as applied to Large Scale Structure and the Cosmic Microwave Background, though I have additional interests beyond cosmology in a range of fields. I have a number of public codes, all available on my GitHub. With Mikhail Ivanov and Marko Simonovic, I won the 2024 New Horizons Prize in Physics.

I also have written a brief (and hopefully reader-friendly) guide to the Effective Field Theory of Large Scale Structure. This can be found here.

Feel free to email me with any questions!