Emeritus Fellow in Physics Professor Pedro Ferreira has been awarded the Royal Astronomical Society’s 2022 Gerald Whitrow Lecture in Astronomy.
Professor Ferreira, who was Fellow and Tutor in Physics at Oriel from 2000-2016, is one of the world’s leading experts in cosmological tests of gravity. His research covers a broad range of observational and theoretical aspects of cosmology, including significant developments in theories of dynamical dark energy, the first experimental measurements of the acoustic scale in the cosmic microwave background with MAXIMA and BOOMERanG, and recent influential work on beyond-general relativity theories and their gravitational wave signatures.
The RAS’s Gerald Whitrow Lecture is given every two years by an authoritative and engaging speaker on any topic in cosmology, including its philosophy.
“I am deeply honoured to have been invited to give this lecture,’ comments Professor Ferreira. ‘So much is happening in cosmology at the moment and I am very grateful to the RAS for giving me this wonderful opportunity to present my view of where we are going.”