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Department of Physics

The Cavendish Laboratory


Eloy de Lera Acedo, PhD'10, is an Associate Professor at the Cavendish Laboratory of the University of Cambridge, UK. Dr de Lera Acedo is the head of the Radio Astronomy and Cosmology research group within Cavendish Astrophysics. He leads development activities at Cambridge for the upcoming SKA radio telescope  and sits on the Executive Board of the HERA experiment . He is the international PI of the REACH telescope and the CosmoCube space mission, both aiming at the detection and study of the redshifted 21-cm line from the infant Universe (Dark Ages, Cosmic Dawn and the Epoch of Re-ionization).


Dr de Lera Acedo's research interests include the study of the early universe, at the time when the first celestial objects were formed (Dark Ages, Cosmic Dawn and the Epoch of Re-ionization) via observations of the redshifted 21-cm line from hydrogen. Dr de Lera Acedo has as well an interest in the development of technology and techniques for radioastronomy and ultra fast digital communications, with a special focus on electromagnetic theory, technology and numerical methods. 


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Links to publication repositories for Dr de Lera Acedo’s work: Google scholarResearchGateORCID

Teaching and Supervisions


MPhil in Data Intensive Science - module leader and lecturer

Head of class Part IA Physics Laboratory

Head of Cavendish Radio Astronomy and Cosmology
Associate Professor of Radio Cosmology
STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellow
Selwyn college Fellow

Contact Details

Email address: 
Room G09
Battcock Centre for Experimental Astrophysics
Cavendish Laboratory
University of Cambridge
JJ Thomson Avenue
+44 (0)1223337365


Person keywords: 
21-cm cosmology, Dark Ages, Cosmic Dawn, Epoch-of-Reionization