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David Marsh

Dr David Marsh

Proleptic Lecturer

Research interests

  • Physics

Biography

David Marsh obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Edinburgh in 2009 in Mathematical Physics, and his PhD in Theoretical Physics in 2012 from the University of Oxford. He did postdoctoral research at the Perimeter Institute and King’s College London, as a Royal Astronomical Society fellow. In 2017 he was awarded the Sofja Kowalevskaja prize from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and went on to a Professorship at the University of Goettingen. David returned to King’s in 2021 as an Ernest Rutherford Fellow. 

Research interests

  • Dark matter, in particular the hypothetical axion and axion-like particles
  • Cosmology, and the growth of structure in the Universe
  • Direct detection of axions using antiferromagnetic materials
  • String theory, and how to test it with astrophysical and cosmological data
  • Bayesian statistics and Monte Carlo methods

Further information

Research

Physics telescope
Theoretical Particle Physics & Cosmology

The research focus of the TPPC Group is on tests of new models of particle physics beyond the Standard Model, including supersymmetry, large extra dimensions and strings.

News

King's scientists edge closer to finding truth behind dark matter

New research suggests explosive ‘axion stars’ could pinpoint where and what dark matter is.

Malcolm Story (1)

Axions shedding light on dark matter

Review conducted by King’s physicists delves into the theory of axions, and their context within the wider fields of particle physics and cosmology.

universe galaxy

Research

Physics telescope
Theoretical Particle Physics & Cosmology

The research focus of the TPPC Group is on tests of new models of particle physics beyond the Standard Model, including supersymmetry, large extra dimensions and strings.

News

King's scientists edge closer to finding truth behind dark matter

New research suggests explosive ‘axion stars’ could pinpoint where and what dark matter is.

Malcolm Story (1)

Axions shedding light on dark matter

Review conducted by King’s physicists delves into the theory of axions, and their context within the wider fields of particle physics and cosmology.

universe galaxy