I am a theoretical cosmologist, employed currently as a Senior Kavli Fellow at the Kavli Institute for Cosmology at the University of Cambridge


I am interested in understanding how the universe got populated with particles after inflation (reheating) as well as constraining the nature of dark matter/dark energy in the contemporary universe.  I occasionally delve into astrophysical problems. Recently, I have become fascinated with solitons (in particular, oscillons), their interactions  and their relevance to cosmology.


I tend to get really excited about teaching and public outreach.  For a bit more on my interests outside physics click here.


Before moving to Cambridge, I was a  postdoctoral fellow at MIT (Sept 2011-2012) and a Pappalardo Fellow at MIT from 2008-2011. I received my Ph.D in Physics from Stanford University under Prof. Roger Blandford and Prof. Bob Wagoner. I pursued my undergraduate education at UTA before which, I lived in Surat, India.

Mustafa A. Amin


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Latest talk: Nonlinear “Toys” after Inflation, Recontres de Moriond, March 28, 2014

Latest paper: Fermi-LAT Detection of Gravitational Lens Delayed Gamma-ray Flares from Blazar B0218+357, ApJ Letters 782, 11, L14 (2014) [arXiv:1401.0548]

Recent Outreach: Exploring the Dark Side, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, South Africa, Jan 14, 2014

Research collaborators: S. Allen, R. Blandford,  E. Bertschinger, T. Cheung, R. Easther, H. Finkel, E. Flaugher, A. Frolov, D. Grin, M. Hertzberg, P. Marshal, E. Lim, D. Rapetti, D. Shirokoff, B. Wagoner and I. Yang, P. Zukin