Web Page of Andreas Albrecht



Professor of Physics, UC Davis


I am a Theoretical Physicist who studies the Early Universe, Cosmic Structure, Dark Energy and related topics. I am also the Chair of the UC Davis Department of Physics

Contact Information: +1 530 752 5989, ajalbrecht@ucdavis.edu, Office: 175 Physics

Mailing Address
Department of Physics
One, Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Research Career Overview


Research Interests

Professional Qualifications and Activities (CV, research papers, invited talks etc.)

Slides and talks on the web

For interested students

In the Media

FAQ: "How can I get you to evaluate my theory or respond to my idea?"




Students and Postdocs Supervised

More info for the Public

Public lectures

Cosmology On the Web

The UCD Cosmology Group

Group Home Page

Special Topics (Including technical work and presentations accessible to non-scientists)

BICEP2, Gravity Waves and Galactic Dust (personal reflections)

Origin of Probabilities and the Multiverse (here)

Cosmic Inflation, arrow of time, Boltzmann Brains (here)

Dark Energy Task Force and follow-up work (here)

The Clock Ambiguity (here)

        The Quantum Universe

         My  TEDxUCDavis talk from May 19, 2012

         Comment on Fundamental Physical Constants

Productivity Premium: The "Baumol Effect" or "cost disease" is a major economic force that can dramatically impact the cost of education and many other important things. Here is my attempt to explain it.

           Open Data/Open Skies:  The 2014 Astronomy and Astrophysics Advisory Committee (which I chaired) produced this report which includes these Principles of Access.

            Physics problems in a global social network 


 personal page of useful links