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Andrew A Robertson

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4800 Oak Grove Drive

Pasadena, CA 91109

Curriculum Vitae:

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Member of:

Origin of the Universe

JPL Postdoc


Andrew grew up in Edinburgh, undergrad at Cambridge then a PhD and first postdoc up at Durham. A keen cyclist, photographer and field hockey player, he also plays a bit of tennis, squash, badminton, cricket, golf… basically any sport where you hit something.


BA and MSci: Cambridge, UK. PhD: Durham, UK.

Professional Experience

Co-supervision of one masters student and three PhD students. Tutor for several years of the Durham University foundations of physics course, and have also ran workshops for a 3rd/4th year cosmology course.

Community Service

Co-chair of DEX 2020 conference. LOC for a few UK conferences. Ran Twitter for EWC project. Organized outreach events in high schools and for the public. Journal referee for several astronomy and physics journals.

Research Interests

Galaxy clusters, strong lensing, weak lensing, the nature of dark matter, galaxy formation, gravitationally lensed gravitational waves.

Selected Awards

Alan Martin Doctoral prize for the best PhD in physics (Durham University, 2018).