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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