Professor Lloyd Knox joined the faculty at UCD in 2001. His research
activities are in the area of cosmology and include development of
data analysis methods, analysis and interpretation of data,
calculation of observable consequences of models, and motivation of
future observations. His research has had a very high impact on the
field, as evidenced by the 3,900 citations to his 72 publications.
Professor Knox has motivated significant observational projects
(including two satellites), brought to his field what are now standard
data analysis tools, had the most precise determination of the age of
the Universe, contributed to the establishment of the ``Lambda CDM"
cosmological paradigm, quantitatively predicted and then detected the
clustering properties of the far-infrared background, and advised
federal funding agencies how to support research in dark energy via
his service on the Dark Energy Task Force.
He is currently a member of the Planck collaboration and the South
Pole Telescope collaboration. These instruments are each the best of
their kind. Planck is arguably the most important ongoing experiment
in cosmology today. Professor Knox is responsible for the US
contribution to cosmological parameter estimation from Planck data.
Interpreting the data from these two projects is currently the main
thrust of his research. From these data we can learn about the origin
of all structure in the Universe (including ourselves), the history of
star formation in the Universe, and the epoch of the reionization of
the intergalactic medium - caused by the first stars and quasars.
- Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1995
- Research Associate, Enrico Fermi Institute, University of
- Junior Research Associate, University of Toronto, 1995-1998
- Research Associate, University of Chicago, 1998-2000
- Assistant Professor, University of California Davis,
- Associate Professor, University of California Davis
- Professor, University of California Davis
- 2004-2005 UC Davis Chancellor's Fellowship