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Faculty of Mathematics



  • 2022-present: Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics (Grade 11), DAMTP, University of Cambridge
  • 2017-2022: Assistant Professor, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
  • 2017-2022: STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellow, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
  • 2016-2017: NASA Einstein Fellow, Physics Division, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
  • 2013-2016: Miller Research Fellow, Dept. of Physics, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2008-2013: Ph.D. in Physics, Princeton University
  • 2004-2008: Part III Mathematics and Parts I/II NST Physics, University of Cambridge

Research Interests

Blake is a theoretical and observational cosmologist. He has research interests across CMB and large-scale structure, with a particular focus on measurements of the gravitational lensing of the CMB.

Research Group

Blake leads the CMBLENS project, funded by a Starting Grant from the European Research Council. Group members include:

Postdoctoral and senior researchers: 

Boris Bolliet (Senior Research Associate)

Dongwon Han

Fiona McCarthy (joint with Flatiron CCA)

Niall MacCrann (now Royal Society University Research Fellow)

PhD students:

Frank Qu

Gerrit Farren

Irene Abril Cabezas


Former group members and next steps:

Omar Darwish (PhD -> PDRA U Geneva); Boryana Hadzhiyska (Masters -> PhD Harvard); Oliver Philcox (Masters -> PhD Princeton);




Atacama Cosmology Telescope: Constraints on cosmic birefringence
T Namikawa, Y Guan, O Darwish, BD Sherwin, S Aiola, N Battaglia, JA Beall, DT Becker, JR Bond, E Calabrese, GE Chesmore, SK Choi, MJ Devlin, J Dunkley, R Dünner, AE Fox, PA Gallardo, V Gluscevic, D Han, M Hasselfield, GC Hilton, AD Hincks, R HloŽek, J Hubmayr, K Huffenberger et al.
Internal Delensing of Cosmic Microwave Background Polarization B-Modes with the POLARBEAR Experiment
S Adachi, MAO Aguilar Faúndez, Y Akiba, A Ali, K Arnold, C Baccigalupi, D Barron, D Beck, F Bianchini, J Borrill, J Carron, K Cheung, Y Chinone, K Crowley, H El Bouhargani, T Elleflot, J Errard, G Fabbian, C Feng, T Fujino, N Goeckner-Wald, M Hasegawa, M Hazumi, CA Hill, L Howe et al.
– Physical review letters
Updated Design of the CMB Polarization Experiment Satellite LiteBIRD
H Sugai, PAR Ade, Y Akiba, D Alonso, K Arnold, J Aumont, J Austermann, C Baccigalupi, AJ Banday, R Banerji, RB Barreiro, S Basak, J Beall, S Beckman, M Bersanelli, J Borrill, F Boulanger, ML Brown, M Bucher, A Buzzelli, E Calabrese, FJ Casas, A Challinor, V Chan, Y Chinone et al.
– Journal of Low Temperature Physics
Cross-correlation of CMB Polarization Lensing with High-z Submillimeter Herschel-ATLAS Galaxies
MA Faúndez, K Arnold, C Baccigalupi, D Barron, D Beck, F Bianchini, D Boettger, J Borrill, J Carron, K Cheung, Y Chinone, HE Bouhargani, T Elleflot, J Errard, G Fabbian, C Feng, N Galitzki, N Goeckner-Wald, M Hasegawa, M Hazumi, L Howe, D Kaneko, N Katayama, B Keating, N Krachmalnicoff et al.
– The Astrophysical Journal
Evidence for the Cross-correlation between Cosmic Microwave Background Polarization Lensing from Polarbear and Cosmic Shear from Subaru Hyper Suprime-Cam
T Namikawa, Y Chinone, H Miyatake, M Oguri, R Takahashi, A Kusaka, N Katayama, S Adachi, M Aguilar, H Aihara, A Ali, R Armstrong, K Arnold, C Baccigalupi, D Barron, D Beck, S Beckman, F Bianchini, D Boettger, J Borrill, K Cheung, L Corbett, KT Crowley, HE Bouhargani, T Elleflot et al.
– Astrophysical Journal
Improving small-scale CMB lensing reconstruction
B Hadzhiyska, BD Sherwin, M Madhavacheril, S Ferraro
– Physical Review D
Constraining the rotational kinematic Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect in massive galaxy clusters
EJ Baxter, BD Sherwin, S Raghunathan
– Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Weak-lensing Mass Calibration of ACTPol Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Clusters with the Hyper Suprime-Cam Survey
H Miyatake, N Battaglia, M Hilton, E Medezinski, AJ Nishizawa, S More, S Aiola, N Bahcall, JR Bond, E Calabrese, SK Choi, MJ Devlin, J Dunkley, R Dunner, B Fuzia, P Gallardo, M Gralla, M Hasselfield, M Halpern, C Hikage, JC Hill, AD Hincks, R Hložek, K Huffenberger, JP Hughes et al.
– Astrophysical Journal
Reconstructing small-scale lenses from the cosmic microwave background temperature fluctuations
B Horowitz, S Ferraro, BD Sherwin
– Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
The Simons Observatory: science goals and forecasts
P Ade, J Aguirre, Z Ahmed, S Aiola, A Ali, D Alonso, MA Alvarez, K Arnold, P Ashton, J Austermann, H Awan, C Baccigalupi, T Baildon, D Barron, N Battaglia, R Battye, E Baxter, A Bazarko, JA Beall, R Bean, D Beck, S Beckman, B Beringue, F Bianchini, S Boada et al.
– Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
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Research Group

Relativity and Gravitation




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