Miguel Zumalacárregui


I am a Marie Curie Global Fellow at the Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics working in gravitation and cosmology. Previously I was a Nordita Fellow and a postdoc at ITP Heidelberg.

My research is directed towards finding new theoretical and observational approaches to the problem of cosmic acceleration, the nature of dark matter and their connections to fundamental physics. You can get an overview of my work through the following links:

I am also the main developer of the hi_class code, a fast and flexible tool to test general Dark Energy models. I have also worked on other software implementations to test a variety of cosmological models.

My earlier research is contained in my PhD dissertation "Probing the Foundations of the Standard Cosmological Model and summarized in my PhD defense presentation (shown below)


I love teaching and science communication with the general public (in Spanish or English).

Wrong Zuma? You might be looking for my sister Ana (number theorist in University of NSW) or my cousin Veronica (world food reporter in Canal Cocina). Or my distant relative Miguel Antonio (liberal politician in the 18th century), or his brother "Uncle Tomás" (conservative general in that same period).