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David Marsh

Portrait de David Marsh
King's College London - Department of Physics

Area of Research:

Research Interests

My primary interest is in theoretical cosmology, in particular use of CMB and large scale structure power spectra to constrain additional cosmological parameters. My work tends to focus on ideas coming from string theory concerning the nature of the dark sector. I am interested in everything from inflation, through reheating, to the CMB, galaxy formation, and late time acceleration. Most of my work in these topics centres on axions, which are a type of particle ubiquitous in low-energy descriptions of string theory.

Recent Publications

  • David J. E. Marsh, Daniel Grin, Renée Hlozek and Pedro Ferreira Tensor interpretation of BICEP2 results severely constrains axion dark matter Physical Review Letters, 113, 011801, 1403.4216
  • Luca Iliesiu, David J. E. Marsh, Kavilan Moodley and Scott Watson Constraining supersymmetry with heavy scalars: Using the CMB Physical Review D, 89, 103513, 1312.3635
  • Hiroyuki Tashiro, Joseph Silk and David J. E. Marsh Constraints on primordial magnetic fields from CMB distortions in the axiverse Physical Review D, Vol. 88, No. 12, id.125024, 1308.0314
  • David J. E. Marsh and Joseph Silk A Model for Halo Formation with Axion Mixed Dark Matter Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 437, Issue 3, p.2652-2663, 1307.1705
  • David J. E. Marsh, Daniel Grin, Renée Hlozek and Pedro G. Ferreira, Axiverse cosmology and the energy scale of inflation, Physical Review D, 87, 2013, 121701(R), 1303.3008
  • David J. E. Marsh, Ewan Tarrant, Edmund J. Copeland, Pedro G. Ferreira, Cosmology of Axions and Moduli: A Dynamical Systems Approach, Physical Review D, 86, 2012, 023508, 1204.3632
  • David J. E. Marsh, Edward Macaulay, Maxime Trebitsch and Pedro G. Ferreira, Ultra-light Axions: Degeneracies with Massive Neutrinos and Forecasts for Future Cosmological Observations, Physical Review D, 85, 2012, 103514, 1110.0502
  • David J. E. Marsh The Axiverse Extended: Vacuum Destabilisation, Early Dark Energy and Cosmological Collapse, Physical Review D, 83, 2011, 123526, 1102.4851
  • David J. E. Marsh, Pedro G. Ferreira Ultra-Light Scalar Fields and the Growth of Structure in the Universe, Physical Review D, 82, 2010, 103528, 1009.3501
  • David J. E. Marsh, Philip Bull, Pedro Ferriera and Andrew Pontzen Quintessence in a Quandary: on prior dependence in dark energy models 1406.2301
  • R. Essig et al (snowmass) Dark Sectors and New, Light, Weakly-Coupled Particles 1311.0029
  • Euclid Theory Working Group (Luca Amendola et al) Cosmology and fundamental physics with the Euclid satellite 1206.1225


  • Cosmological Constraints on Ultra-light Axions: Planck, the high-z universe, and BICEP2, Fermilab
  • Axion Dark Matter from Inflation to Galaxy Formation, UCL
  • Axion Dark Matter from Inflation to Galaxy Formation, QMU
  • Axion Dark Matter and Cosmology, Nordita
  • Axion Dark Matter from Inflation to Galaxy Formation, Nottingham
  • Axion Dark Matter from Inflation to Galaxy Formation, Sussex
  • Axion Dark Matter from Inflation to Galaxy Formation, CITA
  • Axions and Moduli in Cosmology: from the Primordial Epoch to Galaxy Formation, University of Chicago
  • Cosmology of the String Axiverse, MIT
  • String Cosmology, or how to tes the untestable, University of Waterloo
  • Axiverse Cosmology and the Energy Scale of Inflation, Texas A&M
  • Isocurvature and the String Axiverse, Oxford
  • Cosmology of Axions and Moduli, Syracuse University
  • Quintessence in quandary, Cosmology group meeting
  • PIRSA:14060026, Cosmological Constraints on Ultra-light Axions, 2014-06-18, New ideas in low-energy tests of fundamental physics
  • Tensor Detection Severely Constrains Axion Dark Matter, Cosmology group meeting, Particle Physics group meeting
  • PIRSA:13050054, Axiverse Cosmology and the Energy Scale of Inflation, 2013-05-07, Cosmology & Gravitation
  • PIRSA:12050012, Cosmology of Axions and Moduli, 2012-05-03, Cosmology & Gravitation