Prof. Andy Taylor

Position:
Personal Chair in Astrophysics
Research Theme:
Astronomy
Institution:
Edinburgh
Email address:
ant@roe.ac.uk
Website:
http://www.roe.ac.uk/~ant/
Telephone number:
+44 (0)131 668 8298
Address:
Institute for Astronomy, Royal Observatory, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh, EH9 3HJ, United Kingdom

Research interests

My Research Interests are in theoretical and Observational Cosmology, in particular the nature of Dark Energy and Dark Matter, the very Early Universe and modified thoeries of gravity. To study these I have developed and led the analysis of Gravitational Lensing Surveys, the Cosmic Microwave Background and Galaxy Redshift Surveys. I currently lead the UK-Science Ground Segment for the Euclid UK Team, and lead the Cosmic Shear team for Euclid. 

Teaching

I am the Astrophysics Degree Programme Coordinator, Mphys and SH/IM Astrophysics Project Coordinator and a supervisor for both SH/IM and Mphys Projects. I have taught many courses from 1st Year to Masters at the University and currently teach the Level-11 General Relativity course.

Research outputs

  1. The Effects of Calibration on the Bias of Shear Measurements
    Bryan Gillis and Andrew Taylor, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (2018)
  2. The impact of baryons on the sensitivity of dark energy measurements DOI
    David Copeland, Andy Taylor and Alex Hall, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 480, 2 , p. 2247-2265 (2018)
  3. Flat-sky pseudo-cls analysis for weak gravitational lensing DOI
    Marika Asgari, Andy Taylor, Benjamin Joachimi and Thomas D. Kitching, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 479, 1 , p. 454-477 (2018)
  4. Reconstructing Horndeski theories from phenomenological modified gravity and dark energy models on cosmological scales DOI
    Joe Kennedy, Lucas Lombriser and Andy Taylor, Physical Review D, Particles and fields, 98, 4 (2018)
  5. Cosmic shear bias and calibration in dark energy studies DOI
    A. N. Taylor and T. D. Kitching, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 477, 3 , p. 3397-3405 (2018)
  6. Scientific Synergy between LSST and Euclid
    Jason Rhodes, B. Nichol, Eric Aubourg, Rachel Bean, Dominique Boutigne and Andrew Taylor, The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 233, p. 21 (2017)
  7. Reconstructing Horndeski models from the effective field theory of dark energy
    Joseph Kennedy, Lucas Lombriser and Andrew Taylor, Physical Review D, Particles and fields, 96, 8 , p. 4051 (2017)
  8. Cosmic shear measurement with maximum likelihood and maximum a posteriori inference
    Alexander Hall and Andrew Taylor, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 468, p. 346 (2017)
  9. Rapid modelling of the redshift-space power spectrum multipoles for a masked density field
    Michael Wilson, John Peacock, Andrew Taylor and S. de la Torre, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 464, 3 , p. 3121 (2016)
  10. Redshift-space distortions around voids DOI
    Yan-Chuan Cai, Andy Taylor, John A. Peacock and Nelson Padilla, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 462, 3 , p. 2465-2477 (2016)
Last updated: 19 Feb 2018 at 21:11