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Lukas Tobias Hergt

Lukas Tobias Hergt

PhD student in Cosmology

Room K14
Kavli Institute for Cosmology
c/o Institute of Astronomy
Madingley Road

Cambridge CB3 0HA
Office Phone: (01223) 760796


2017-present: PhD in Physics, University of Cambridge, UK (Supervisors: Anthony Lasenby, Mike Hobson, Will Handley)

2014-2016: MSc in Physics, ETH Zürich, Switzerland (Supervisors: Alexandre Refregier, Adam Amara, Robert Brandenberger)

2013/14: Erasmus Programme, Université Joseph-Fourier de Grenoble, France

2011-2014: BSc in Physics, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany (Supervisor: Gregor Witte)

Research Interests

  • Cosmology
  • Anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background
  • Bayesian analysis techniques
  • Curvature of the Universe
  • Initial conditions of cosmic inflation


  • Exercise class: Analysis II, Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik, Philipps-Universität Marburg (WS 2012/13)
  • Exercise class: Physics for Biologists and Pharmaceutical Scientists, ETH Zürich (FS 2015 and FS 2016)
  • Exercise class: Physics for civil and environmental engineers, ETH Zürich (HS 2015)
  • Supervisions: Part IA Physics for Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge (Michaelmas 2017 - Easter 2018)
  • Supervisions: Part II Relativity, University of Cambridge (2018/19)

Other Professional Activities


  • Flash talk: Kinetic initial conditions for inflation – KICC 10th Anniversary Symposium, University of Cambridge, UK (Sep 2019)
  • Constraining the kinetically dominated Universe From the Early to the Late Universe, Venice, Italy (Aug 2019)
  • Kinetic initial conditions for inflation – Astrophysics seminar, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK (Jun 2018)




Bayesian Statistics ; Inflation ; Cosmology


  • Relativity and Gravitation

Key Publications

KICC Annual Report 2018

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Roberto Maiolino appointed Honorary Professor of University College London

Dec 02, 2019

Roberto Maiolino, Director of the Kavli Institute, has been appointed Honorary Professor of University College London in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

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