Daniel Baumann did his PhD at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and is currently a faculty member in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge. He is widely recognised as one of the leading cosmologists of his generation, the expert on the theory and observational consequences of cosmological inflation, and the author of several influential reviews on the topic of (string) inflation. He was awarded an ERC starting grant in 2012. Daniel Baumann is a regular Delta ITP visitor (for up to 3 months per year) of the string theory and theoretical cosmology group in Amsterdam.
Professor Alexei Starobinsky has started his visiting professorship at the Institute for Theoretical Physics Utrecht. He will be spending three periods at the Institute: November 2014, February 2015 and mid June to mid July 2015. This guest was made possible by a Delta ITP grant for a proposal submitted by Tomislav Prokopec.
Professor Starobinsky will be teaching a module of the DITP course Advanced Topics in Theoretical Physics: Module 3: Cosmological Perturbation Theory and Quantum Effects in Inflation. Lecturer: Alexei Starobinsky (Landau Institute, Moskow).
More info on the course can be found at http://www.d-itp.nl/education
Visiting PhD students
Dalit Engelhardt (UCLA, supervised by Ben Freivogel)
Gàbor Sárosi ( Budapest University of Technology and Economics, supervised by Alejandra Castro)