John A. Peacock

Bio Outline


  • Associate Fellow
  • Gravity & the Extreme Universe


  • University of Edinburgh
Institute for Astronomy


  • United Kingdom


PhD, University of Cambridge
BA (Natural Sciences), University of Cambridge


John Peacock is a cosmologist whose research interests lie in theoretical and observational cosmology, including large-scale structure, galaxy formation and evolution, evolution of active galaxies and gravitational lensing.


ERC Advanced Grant, 2015

Shaw Prize in Astronomy, 2014

Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher (world top 100 astronomers; UK top 12), 2014

Fellow of the Royal Society, 2007

Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 2006

Relevant Publications

Cole, S. et al. "The 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey: power-spectrum analysis of the final data set and cosmological implications." MNRAS 362, no. 2 (September 2005): 505–34.

Springel, V. et al. "Simulations of the formation, evolution and clustering of galaxies and quasars." Nature 435 (June 2005): 629–36.

Smith, R.E. et al. "Stable clustering, the halo model and non-linear cosmological power spectra." MNRAS 341, no. 5 (June 2003): 1311–1332.

Peacock, J.A., and R.E. Smith. "Halo occupation numbers and galaxy bias." MNRAS 318, no. 4 (November 2000): 1144–1156.

Peacock, J.A. Cosmological Physics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.