Marc Lilley
Former member
Postdoc in CP3 from March 2010 to September 2010
Current position: Post-doctoral position at IAP, Paris.
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Research statement
My current research topics are current-carrying cosmic strings and singular-avoiding cosmologies. I am also involved in the development of some statistical tools for the Planck satellite CMB data.
I am involved in the following research direction:

Cosmic strings

Based on our knowledge of particle physics at very high energy, cosmic strings are a natural consequence of the symmetry breaking mechanism and are expected to be formed during the cooling of the universe. However, they have not been observed yet and our research is concentrated into the various effects they may have in cosmology. The technical difficulties to deal with such systems are overcome using super-computer numerical simulations. We are focusing our present work to the effects induced in the CMB and in other astrophysical observables.

External collaborators: Jun'ichi Yokoyama (University of Tokyo, Japan), Daisuke Yamauchi (RESCUE, Tokyo, Japan), Mairi Sakellariadou (King's College London, U.K.), Patrick Peter, François Bouchet (Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, France).

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Publications in CP3
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Observational signatures of a non-singular bouncing cosmology
Marc Lilley, Larissa Lorenz, Sebastien Clesse
[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] Published in JCAP 06 (2011) 004.
Refereed paper. 19th April.


Nonabelian Bosonic Currents in Cosmic Strings
Lilley, Marc and Di Marco, Fabrizio and Martin, Jerome and Peter, Patrick
[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] Published in Physical Review D
Refereed paper. 29th March.

[UCLouvain] - [SST] [IRMP] - [SC]
Contact : Jérôme de Favereau
Job opportunities Postdoctoral Position on the CMS tracker upgrade for HL-LHC
EOS be.h : 10 PhD positions