Filipe Batoni Abdalla  教授

Filipe Batoni Abdalla is a distinguished astrophysicist who has made significant contributions to our understanding of the cosmos. His academic journey began with a Master of Physics degree from the University of Oxford in 2002, where he subsequently pursued a Ph.D. in Astrophysics funded by a Gemini scholarship. Then he worked at University College London from 2005 to 2023. He held visiting professorships at the University of Sao Paulo, Rhodes University, Institute of Space Sciences (INPE, Brazil) and the University of Malta. Since March 2024, Abdalla holds the position of Professor in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Science and Technology of China.

Abdalla mainly focuses on extracting information about cosmology using different probes of large scale structure, including baryonic oscillations and weak gravitational lensing. He also studies the epoch of reionisation with current and future radio telescopes in order to unveil how the first structures formed in our Universe.

Abdalla spent most of his time preparing the ground for doing cosmology with radio telescopes. He has helped outline and design the Square Kilometre Array. It will measure galaxies at low redshift and take pictures of the Epoch of Reionisation at the highest possible redshifts accessible via such telescopes. He optimised such telescopes to measure cosmology via Large Scale Structure, and drawn up novel methods to help analyse and clean such data. Besides, he has been heavily involved in the pathfinder instruments that will pave the way in terms of science delivery such as the LOFAR telescope and the Bingo telescope.

Abdalla is currently one of the PIs for the BINGO telescope, an international collaboration with a large Chinese-Brazilian research group.