Raúl Jiménez

Universitat de Barcelona

Experimental Sciences & Mathematics

Prof. Raúl Jiménez (Madrid, 1967) obtained his PhD at the Niels Bohr Institute in 1995; he then moved to the Royal Observatory in Edinburgh were he held a PPARC Advanced Fellowship. He then went to the US where he joined the faculty, as a professor, of the Physics & Astronomy departments of Rutgers University and, later, the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ICREA in Sept 2007 as Professor at the ICC. He was a Radcliffe fellow at Harvard in 2015-2016. He has made several contributions to our understanding of the Universe: the first evidence of dark energy from the ages of high redshift galaxies and globular clusters, the origin of dark galaxies, the first clue of how galaxies are assembled as a function of cosmic time, the first determination of the expansion history of the Universe, the role of cosmic explosions in the survival of exolife, the role of symmetries in the early universe and a lower bound to the cosmological constant.

Research interests

Prof. Raúl Jiménez is a theoretical physicist interested in a number of problems in astrophysics and cosmology. His fields of research include: the formation and evolution of galaxies, stellar evolution, the cosmic microwave background, dark energy and the origin of the universe.

Selected publications

- Bellomo N, Bellini E, Hu B, Jimenez R, Pena-Garay C & Verde L 2017, 'Hiding neutrino mass in modified gravity cosmologies', Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, Issue 02, article id. 043. 

- Verde L, Bellini E, Pigozzo C, Heavens AF & Jimenez R 2017, 'Early Cosmology Constrained', Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, Issue 04, article id. 023.

- Pena Garay C, Verde L & Jimenez R 2017, 'Neutrino footprint in large scale structure', Physics Of The Dark Universe, 15, 31 - 34.

- Kitching TD, Alsing J, Heavens AF, Jimenez R, McEwen JD & Verde L 2017, 'The limits of cosmic shear', Monthly Notices Of The Royal Astronomical Society, 469, 3, 2737 - 2749.

- Simpson F, Jimenez R, Pena-Garay C & Verde L 2017, 'Strong Bayesian evidence for the normal neutrino hierarchy', Journal Of Cosmology And Astroparticle Physics, 6, 029.

- Gonzalez RE, Prieto J, Padilla N & Jimenez R 2017, 'Relation between halo spin and cosmic-web filaments at z similar or equal to 3', Monthly Notices Of The Royal Astronomical Society, 464, 4, 4666 - 4672.

- Jimenez R 2017, 'Cosmology and Neutrino Physics', Proceedings of Science PoS(NEUTEL2017)051.