Show/hide main menu

Academic Staff

Dr Diego Blas

Diego Blas 

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7848 2578

Email: diego.blas@kcl.ac.uk

Office: S7.31

Office Hours

Research Group: Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology

Biography 

Diego Blas obtained his PhD in Physics in the University of Barcelona (Spain) in 2008. He was a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Prof. Shaposhnikov at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne till 2011. After a short research period in New York University, he moved to the Theory Division of CERN as a fellow in early 2012. He became a Staff Member of the Theory Division at CERN in 2014. He joined King’s College London in February 2018 as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physics. . 

Research interests

Broadly: theoretical physics, gravitation and cosmology. 

My current research is in the interface of theoretical physics and astrophysics. This is interaction flows both ways: I try to use concepts from theoretical physics to better understand astrophysical phenomena (in particular in the area of large scale structure) and I am also interested in using astrophysical phenomena to constrain fundamental physics. My main directions in the last years have been: 

  • Analytical techniques to study the distribution of matter at large scales (large scale structure).
  • Development of theories of gravity without Lorentz invariance (theoretical and phenomenological aspects). These are relatively unexplored candidates for quantum gravity. 
  • Use of pulsar timing to constrain aspects of dark matter. In particular, pulsar phenomenology is affected by very low mass candidates and provides the strongest bounds for some models. 
  • Participation in the theoretical aspects of the Boltzmann code CLASS. The code is used to analyse multiple aspects of cosmology. 

 

Publication Highlights Teaching

 

 

Sitemap Site help Terms and conditions  Privacy policy  Accessibility  Modern slavery statement  Contact us

© 2018 King's College London | Strand | London WC2R 2LS | England | United Kingdom | Tel +44 (0)20 7836 5454