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Carlos S. Frenk Physicist

Carlos Frenk’s research interests span cosmology, large-scale structure, galaxy formation and supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structures. He is a member of the Anglo-Australian ‘2dF’ galaxy redshift survey project, the node coordinator of an EC research network on ‘The Physics of the Intergalactic Medium’, and coordinator of an EC Alfa program for collaboration with researchers in Latin America.


Royal Astronomical Society Gold Medal, 2014.

Royal Astronomical Society George Darwin prize, 2010.

Daniel Chalonge Medal from the Observatoire de Paris, 2007.

Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, 2006.

Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, 2004.

Relevant Publications

J. F. Navarro et al, "A Universal density profile from hierarchical clustering," Astrophys. J., vol. 490, no. 2, pp. 493, Dec. 1997.



Associate Fellow Cosmology & Gravity


Durham UniversityInstitute for Computational Cosmology


PhD (Astronomy) University of Cambridge

B.Sc. (Theoretical Physics) University of Mexico


United Kingdom

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Carlos Frenk receives astronomical honour

Associate Carlos Frenk, a member of the Cosmology & Gravity program, has been awarded the Royal Astronomical Society’s Gold Medal...

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CIFAR members win prestigious prize in Cosmology

CIFAR is pleased to announce that three of the four winners of this year's Gruber Cosmology Prize are part of the Institute's Cosmology and Gravity program. The CIFAR winners are George Efstathiou, Carlos Frenk, and Simon White.