Neal Dalal

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Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
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If you are interested in pursuing a MSc degree, please apply to the Perimeter Scholars International (PSI) masters program. If you are interested in working with me as a PhD student, please send me an email at [email protected]. Perimeter Institute is committed to diversity within its community and I welcome applications from underrepresented groups.
My research interests are primarily in the area of cosmology, including large-scale structure, dark matter, dark energy, and gravitational lensing.
  • Professor, Department of Astronomy, University of Illinois Professor, 2011-2017
  • Senior research associate, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, 2005-2011
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Advanced Study, 2002-2005
  • Massara, E., Percival, W. J., Dalal, N., Nadathur, S., Radinovic, S., Winther, H. A., & Woodfinden, A. (2022). Velocity profiles of matter and biased tracers around voids. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 517(3), 4458-4471. doi:10.1093/mnras/stac2892
  • Dalal, N., & Kravtsov, A. (2022). Excluding fuzzy dark matter with sizes and stellar kinematics of ultrafaint dwarf galaxies. Physical Review D, 106(6), 063517. doi:10.1103/physrevd.106.063517
  • Xhakaj, E., Leauthaud, A., Lange, J., Hearin, A., Diemer, B., & Dalal, N. (2022). Beyond mass: detecting secondary halo properties with galaxy-galaxy lensing. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 514(2), 2876-2890. doi:10.1093/mnras/stac941
  • Dalal, N., & Kravtsov, A. (2022). Not so fuzzy: excluding FDM with sizes and stellar kinematics of ultra-faint dwarf galaxies. arxiv:2203.05750v2
  • Dalal, N., Bovy, J., Hui, L., & Li, X. (2021). Don't cross the streams: caustics from fuzzy dark matter. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 2021(03), 076. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2021/03/076
  • Massara, E., Villaescusa-Navarro, F., Ho, S., Dalal, N., & Spergel, D. N. (2021). Using the Marked Power Spectrum to Detect the Signature of Neutrinos in Large-Scale Structure. Physical Review Letters, 126(1), 011301. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.126.011301
  • Cosmology Lecture (230505), Cosmology (2022/2023), 2023/05/05, PIRSA:23050014
  • Cosmology Lecture (230502), Cosmology (2022/2023), 2023/05/02, PIRSA:23050013
  • Cosmology Lecture (230501), Cosmology (2022/2023), 2023/05/01, PIRSA:23050015
  • Cosmology Lecture (230428), Cosmology (2022/2023), 2023/04/28, PIRSA:23040061
  • Cosmology Lecture (230425), Cosmology (2022/2023), 2023/04/25, PIRSA:23040060
  • Cosmology Lecture (230424), Cosmology (2022/2023), 2023/04/24, PIRSA:23040065
  • Cosmology Lecture (230421), Cosmology (2022/2023), 2023/04/21, PIRSA:23040059
  • Cosmology Lecture (230418), Cosmology (2022/2023), 2023/04/18, PIRSA:23040058
  • Cosmology Lecture (230417), Cosmology (2022/2023), 2023/04/17, PIRSA:23040064
  • Cosmology Lecture (230414), Cosmology (2022/2023), 2023/04/14, PIRSA:23040057
  • Cosmology Lecture (230411), Cosmology (2022/2023), 2023/04/11, PIRSA:23040056
  • Cosmology Lecture (230404), Cosmology (2022/2023), 2023/04/04, PIRSA:23040054
  • Cosmology Lecture (230403), Cosmology (2022/2023), 2023/04/03, PIRSA:23040062
  • Galaxies in the Axiverse, What is dark matter? - Comprehensive study of the huge discovery space in dark matter, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, Kashiwa, Japan, 2023/03/08
  • Galaxies in the Axiverse, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 2023/02/24
  • Galaxies in the Axiverse, University of Washington, Astronomy, Seattle, United States, 2022/10/13
  • Galaxies in the Axiverse, University of California, Berkeley, Astronomy, Berkeley, CA, United States, 2022/10/11