Adrian Jenkins


I am a Professor in the Department of Physics at Durham University and a member of the Institute for Computational Cosmology.

I am the Project Scientist for the Durham DiRAC-2 supercomputer facility, chairman of the Local Management Board of DiRAC, a member of the national DiRAC executive committee, and of the technical working group.

Durham University
My Address
Department of Physics
South Road
Durham, DH1 3LE
P: (0)191 334 3631
Adrian Jenkins
A.R.Jenkins (At)
ORCiD: 0000-0003-4389-2232

The ADS link retreives my publications using my orcid.

Most recently my teaching has been: lecturing the course 'Galaxies and Beyond', part of the first year module Introduction to Astronomy.

Demonstrator for the third year General Problems classes.

Supervising level 4 projects.

Supervising PhD students.


I am interested in the nature of dark matter and dark energy, and discoverting how the universe developed its present complex structure from the epoch of (re)combination to today.

Some recent papers:

On warm dark matter: Lovell et al 2012, Lovell et al 2014, Bose et al 2017

Galaxy formation: Schaye et al 2015, Sawala et al 2016

Large-scale structure: Angulo et al 2012a, Angulo et al 2012b

Dark matter annihilation: Springel et al 2008, Gao et al 2012

I am also interested in developing numerical methods for making initial conditions for cosmological simulations. I have created a new method for setting the phases of Gaussian random fields used for cosmological simulations, where the phase information is taken from a public realisation of a multi-scale Gaussian white noise field named "Panphasia". See Jenkins 2013, Jenkins & Booth 2013 for more details.