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Dr Daan Meerburg

Dr Daan Meerburg

Kavli Fellow

Office Phone: (01223) 46429


  • 2017-now: Kavli Fellow, Cambridge 
  • 2014-2017: CITA Fellow, University of Toronto
  • 2011-2014: Rubicon Fellow and Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton University
  • 2007-2011: PhD, University of Amsterdam

Research Interests

I am theoretical cosmologist with strong interests in constraining fundamental physics using novel cosmological observables. Topics I have worked on include inflationary model building, cosmic microwave background theory and data analysis, gravitational waves, the epoch of reionisation and 21 cm cosmology. I am the PI of the VIDI proposal 'the cosmic laboratory'. 

Research Supervision

Current students

Benjamin Beringue Cambridge PhD candidate

Adri Duivenvoorden OKC PhD candidate (co-supervision) 


Former students

Undergraduate students

Sihan Yuan now PhD student at Harvard 

Boryana Hadzhiyska now Part III student and PhD candidate at Harvard

Connor Sheere graduated at McGill 2017

Harrison Winch undergraduate at McMasters

Braydon Mon undergraduate at McGill

Master students 

Darsh Kodwani PhD candidate at Oxford 

Danna Simard PhD candidate at the University of Toronto 

Key Publications

  • Joel Meyers, P. Daniel Meerburg, Alexander van Engelen, Nicholas Battaglia, "Beyond CMB cosmic variance limits on reionization with the polarized SZ effect", arXiv:1701.06992
  • P. Daniel Meerburg, Joel Meyers, Kendrick Smith, Alex van Engelen, "Reconstructing CMB fluctuations and the mean reionization optical depth", Phys. Rev. D 95 (2017), p. 123538. arXiv:1701.06992  
  • P. Daniel Meerburg, M. Münchmeyer, Julian Munoz, Xingang Chen, “Prospects for Cosmological Collider Physics”, JCAP 1703.03 (2017), p. 050. 8: 1610.06559
  • P. Daniel Meerburg, Joel Meyers, Alex van Engelen, Yacine Ali-Haimoud, “CMB B -mode non-Gaussianity”. Phys. Rev. D93 (2016), p. 123511. arXiv:1603.02243
  • Moritz Münchmeyer, P. Daniel Meerburg, and Benjamin. D. Wandelt. “Optimal estimator for resonance bispectra in the CMB”, Phys. Rev. D91.4 (2015), p. 043534. arXiv:1412.3461
  • P. Daniel Meerburg, D. N. Spergel and Benjamin D. Wandelt, “Searching for oscillations in the primordial power spectrum. II. Constraints from Planck data”, Phys. Rev. D89.6 (2014), p. 063537. arXiv:1308.3705
  • P. Daniel Meerburg. “Oscillations in the Primordial Bispectrum: Mode Expansion”, Phys. Rev. D82 (2010), p. 063517. arXiv:1006.2771
  • P. Daniel Meerburg, J. P. van der Schaar, and P. S. Corasaniti. “Signatures of Initial State Modifications on Bispectrum Statistics”, JCAP 0905 (2009), p. 018. arXiv:0901.4044

KICC Annual Report 2018

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