Simeon Bird

Picture of Simeon Bird In the British Museum


I am a Professor in the department of Physics and Astronomy in UC Riverside. I was formerly an Einstein Fellow at Johns Hopkins University, working with Marc Kamionkowski, at Carnegie Mellon and the Institute for Advanced Study. My PhD was with Hiranya Peiris and Martin Haehnelt at the IoA, Cambridge.

I am interested in various aspects of theoretical and numerical cosmology. I perform large-scale numerical simulations of the Universe. I use these simulations to help understand the nature of dark matter, how galaxies form and to measure the mass of the neutrino. I was involved in the Illustris project. I am interested in using machine learning techniques to describe quasars, the emission from supermassive black holes.

I recently wrote a paper suggesting that the LIGO black holes could have been Primordial Black Holes. The associated press release was featured in Daily Mail, the Washington Post, Reddit, New Scientist and Symmetry magazine, amongst others.