Alum, Oliver Philcox *22 Awarded the 2024 New Horizons in Physics Prize for Early-Career Researchers

Sept. 15, 2023

Oliver Philcox *22 has been awarded the 2024 New Horizons in Physics Prize for early-career researchers, "for contributions to our understanding of the large-scale structure of the universe and the development of new tools to extract fundamental physics from galaxy surveys.”  Oliver finished his PhD at Princeton’s Department of Astrophysical Sciences in August of 2022, and he is currently a junior fellow in the Simons Society of Fellows at Columbia, and is associated with the Center for Computational Astrophysics.  He has developed techniques for efficiently measuring three- and four-point correlation functions from large-scale galaxy redshift surveys, and uses the results to constrain cosmological parameters, including addressing the question of whether the galaxy distribution shows a “handedness”, whereby the galaxy distribution is statistically different from its mirror image.   Oliver shares the award with his collaborators Mikhail Ivanov (MIT) and Marko Simonović (Florence).  

Congratulations, Oliver!

News Category