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Dr Eugene Lim


Telephone: +44 020 7848 2883

Office: S7.20

Research Group: Theoretical Particle Physics & Cosmology

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Eugene received his PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics in 2004 from the University of Chicago.  He was a postdoctoral researcher at Yale University (2004-2007) and Columbia University (2007-2010) whilst also being a Visiting Professor at the University of Fondwa in Haiti.  In 2010 he became a lecturer in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge.  In 2012 Eugene joined King’s College London as a lecturer in the Department of Physics. 

Research Interests

Broadly early universe cosmology. Current interests are :

1. Numerical Relativity in Cosmology (website :

2. High-gamma Collisions of Solitons and Defects. Effective theory of

Soliton Scattering

3. Testing strong gravity in cosmology and black hole physics

4. Modified Gravity

5. Applications of Quantum Information Theory in Cosmology

Publications Phd Vacancies

Applications are invited for research in the Theoretical Particle Physics & Cosmology group.

To apply for the Physics MPhil/PhD please fill in an application form  Further details and guidelines can be found here.

All relevant information regarding eligibility, including academic and English language requirements, is available from the online prospectus.

Funding your PhD

We have several funded opportunities available. All eligible applications will be automatically considered for these award. There are a number of funding schemes available associated with different application deadlines and eligibility requirements. Please visit our 'Funding your PhD' webpage for further details.

For further details contact Dr Eugene Lim and or the Postgraduate Tutor
Dr Cedric Weber.

PhD Project:

Numerical relativity has underwent a revolution in the past few years, driven both by recent breakthroughs in controlling unstable gauge modes and the rapid availability of powerful computer clusters. Many cosmological problems which has defy the perturbative approach are now within the reach of our to solve. I am leading a program which involves collaborators from Argonne and Cambridge to develop the necessary theoretical and numerical infrastructure to attack these problems. This project will involve both grappling with "industrial strength" computer codes and theoretical understanding of the physical problem at hand. The goal is not to make pretty movies or plots -- our aim is to use numerical simulations as experiments to derive a set of physical laws and principles on non-perturbative effects of gravity in cosmology.



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