John Peacock


The University of Edinburgh
I am Professor of Cosmology in the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh. I am a Fellow of the Royal Society and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and winner of the 2014 Shaw Prize and the 2023 Gold Medal of the RAS.

My research interests are in theoretical and observational cosmology: large-scale structure; galaxy formation and evolution; evolution of active galaxies; gravitational lensing. During 2015-2021, my work was supported by the COSFORM Advanced Grant from the European Research Council.

Institute for Astronomy
Royal Observatory
Blackford Hill
Edinburgh EH9 3HJ
Phone: +44 (0)131 668 8390 (direct);
8100/8356 (messages)
Fax: +44 (0)131 668 8416