School of Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science

Dr Matt Hilton

Associate Professor

Matt Hilton is an astrophysicist interested in cosmology and the formation of large scale structure, in particular galaxy clusters. He has experience of analysing data from radio, mm-wave, IR, optical, and X-ray telescopes. He is currently leading the search for galaxy clusters using the Atacama Cosmology Telescope, which has mapped one third of the sky at millimetre wavelengths, and is one of the lead pipeline developers for the thermal Sunyaev-Zel’dovich Analysis Working Group of the Simons Observatory. Prof Hilton teaches several of the courses on the Astronomy Major. 

Research interests

Astrophysics (galaxy evolution, clusters of galaxies, cosmology) 

Research profiles