Yacine Ali-Haïmoud

Assistant Professor of Physics
New York University

yah2 "at" nyu "dot" edu
212-992-8781

CV (pdf)



Publications:

NASA ADS
INSPIRE
arXiv



Public codes:

HyRec

SpDust


I am an assistant professor of physics at NYU. I was previously a postdoc at Johns Hopkins University (2014-17) and at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (2011-14). I received my PhD in astrophysics from Caltech in 2011, and my undergraduate education at the École Polytechnique in France.

I am broadly interested in theoretical astrophysics and cosmology, with a focus on analytic work. My research in astrophysics has concentrated on interstellar spinning dust grains and large molecules. As a cosmologist, I work on understanding the implications of various dark-matter candidates and initial conditions on cosmological observables, such as the cosmic microwave background and large-scale-structure.


Teaching

- Lectures on the cosmic microwave background given at Fudan University, Shanghai (2/26/17 to 3/3/17):

Lecture 1: introduction, general concepts
Lecture 2: recombination, the Boltzmann equation, the thermalization problem
Lecture 3: perturbed Boltzmann equation, introduction to polarization and parameter estimation

- Graduate-level general relativity (fall 2017): course website

Last updated: August 2017