Phil Bull

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Phil Bull

Postdoctoral research fellow (visiting)

I'm currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in astrophysics at the University of Oslo. I completed my DPhil (PhD) in Astrophysics at the University of Oxford in 2013. See my research website for more details, including an up-to-date list of publications and public computer code.

My research interests include:

  • Using secondary anisotropies and spectral distortions of the CMB as cosmological probes
  • Cosmology with intensity maps of the redshifted Hydrogen 21cm line
  • The general-relativistic effects of matter inhomogeneities on light propagation
  • Long-range peculiar velocity surveys and tests of gravity using the kinematic Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect
  • Observational tests of the Cosmological Principle, and the averaging and backreaction problems
  • Bayesian statistics, stochastic processes, and computational physics

I was actively involved in public outreach activities in Oxford. I was the public outreach coordinator for Oxford Astrophysics in 2011-12, and regularly gave talks to school groups and the general public, and ran a number of hands-on astronomy activities.

I was a tutor for "Symmetry and Relativity" (3rd-year Physics) at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, and lectured on scientific programming with Python on the Astrophysics graduate course.