Elected: 2015
Discipline: Physics and Astronomy
Professor Andrew Robert Liddle FRSE

Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Edinburgh.

Professor Andrew Liddle is a theoretical cosmologist based at the Institute for Astronomy in Edinburgh. Author of over 200 research articles and four books, he is best known for his work pioneering the use of astrophysical observations to constrain the physics of the very early Universe, particularly the theory of cosmological inflation. While his work is predominantly theoretical, he has also worked on large observational projects including ESA’s Planck Satellite mission and the Dark Energy Survey.