Joseph Silk Astronomer
Joseph Silk’s research interests are in theoretical cosmology, where he seeks insights about dark matter, galaxy formation, and the cosmic microwave background. With his research group, he pioneered predictions of the temperature fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background, and has made important contributions to the study of possible signatures for dark matter detection.
Elected Fellow of the Royal Society, 1999.
Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society, 1995.
Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1987.
G. Bertone et al, "Particle dark matter: Evidence, candidates and constraints," Phys. Rep., vol. 405, no. 5, pp. 279-390, Jan. 2005.
J. Silk, The infinite cosmos : questions from the frontiers of cosmology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Associate Fellow Cosmology & Gravity
University of OxfordDepartment of Astrophysics
PhD (Astronomy) Harvard University
BA (Mathematics), Clare College Cambridge
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