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Yacine Ali-Haimoud
Associate Professor of Physics
MSc 2008, PhD 2011, California Institute of Technology
Diplome (2008) de l'Ecole Polytechnique, France
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I am broadly interested in theoretical astrophysics and cosmology. My research in astrophysics has focused on interstellar spinning dust grains and large molecules. As a cosmologist, I work on understanding the implications of various dark-matter candidates and initial conditions on cosmological observables, such as the cosmic microwave background, 21-cm tomography, and large-scale-structure surveys. I rely mostly on analytic calculations, and strive to devise efficient numerical methods when needed.
Selected Publications:

Cosmic microwave background limits on accreting primordial black holes. Ali-Haïmoud & Kamionkowski, Phys. Rev. D 94, 043534 (2017)

Constraints on dark matter interactions with standard model particles from cosmic microwave background spectral distortions. Ali-Haïmoud, Chluba & Kamionkowski, Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 071304 (2015)

An efficient implementation of massive neutrinos in non-linear structure formation simulations. Ali-Haïmoud & Bird, MNRAS 428, 3375 (2013)

HyRec: A fast and highly accurate primordial hydrogen and helium recombination code. Ali-Haïmoud & Hirata, Phys. Rev. D 83, 043513 (2011)

A refined model for spinning dust radiation. Ali-Haïmoud, Hirata & Dickinson, MNRAS 395, 1055 (2009)