Dr Donnacha Kirk
d.kirk@ null imperial.ac.uk
Fax: +44 (0)20 759 47772
Imperial College London, Astrophysics, Blackett Laboratory, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2AZ, UK
I am a Cosmologist, working mainly with Weak Gravitational Lensing (WGL). With Prof. Andrew Jaffe I work on gravitational lensing of the Cosmic Microwave Background as part of the EBEX and PolarBear experiments.
WGL is also a powerful cosmological probe in the late Universe. In particular I work on minimising the impact of galaxy Intrinsic Alignments and improving cosmological constraints by cross-correlating WGL with other cosmological probes. A lot of this work is done as part of the Dark Energy Survey (DES) and Euclid projects.
I also tutor 2nd year undergraduate Electromagnetism and Statistical Physics.