J. Colin Hill

J. Colin Hill

Research Interest

Colin Hill joined the Columbia University Physics Department as an assistant professor in August 2019. He received a Ph.D. in astrophysical sciences from Princeton University in 2014, following undergraduate and master's degrees at MIT and Cambridge University, respectively. He was a Junior Fellow in the Simons Society of Fellows, hosted at Columbia, from 2014-2017 and a postdoctoral member at the Institute for Advanced Study from 2017-19. He held a joint position as an Associate Research Scientist at the Center for Computational Astrophysics at the Flatiron Institute from 2019-2022. His work was recognized with a Sloan Research Fellowship in 2022 and is also supported by NASA, NSF, and the Department of Energy.

Prof. Hill's research is in physical cosmology. He analyzes cosmological data to search for evidence of new physics and to understand processes involved in structure formation. Much of his work focuses on the cosmic microwave background radiation. He is a member of the Atacama Cosmology Telescope, Simons Observatory, and CMB-S4 collaborations, as well as the Rubin Observatory LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration.

I occasionally tweet about cosmology on Twitter.

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