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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


  • Constraining the kinetically dominated Universe, From the Early to the Late Universe, Venice, Italy (Aug 2019)



Bayesian Statistics ; Inflation ; Cosmology


  • Relativity and Gravitation

Key Publications

KICC Annual Report 2018

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Detecting galaxy halo heating from accreting black holes

Oct 25, 2019

Scientists at the Kavli Institute have identified hot gas around the most luminous quasar at an epoch when the universe was less than 4 billion years old.

Stormy cluster weather could unleash black hole power and explain lack of cosmic cooling

Oct 17, 2019

“Weather” in clusters of galaxies may explain a longstanding puzzle, according to a team of researchers at the University of Cambridge.

A Reanalysis of Planck

Oct 14, 2019

Members of KICC since its foundation and longstanding members of the Planck collaboration, Prof. George Efstathiou and Dr. Steven Gratton recently uploaded their detailed reanalysis of the Planck satellite Cosmic Microwave Background data to the arXiv preprint server.

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