Research fellowship success for Alex Hall

Congratulations to astrophysicist Dr Alex Hall who has been awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship.

The Royal Society’s University Research Fellowship scheme supports scientists who are in the early stages of their research path to build their career and pursue cutting-edge scientific research.

Dr Hall is based at the Institute for Astronomy. His research focuses on the fundamental physics that governs the dynamics of the Universe. Key challenges include understanding the accelerating expansion of the Universe, testing General Relativity on the largest scales, and measuring the mass of neutrinos. To answer these questions Dr Hall uses precision measurements of galaxies to infer the distribution of dark matter across the Universe. His research programme will use data from the upcoming Euclid space telescope, the European Space Agency’s flagship dark energy mission, to shed new light on some of the most important unsolved problems in physics.