Neal Dalal

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Area of Research:
Phone: (519) 569-7600 x6632

Research Interests

My research interests are primarily in the area of cosmology, including large-scale structure, dark matter, dark energy, and gravitational lensing.

Positions Held

  • 2011-2017 Department of Astronomy, University of Illinois Professor
  • 2005 - 2011 Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics Senior research associate
  • 2002 - 2005 Institute for Advanced Study Postdoctoral researcher

Recent Publications

  • Chun Yin Ricky Chue, Neal Dalal, Martin White, "Some assembly required: assembly bias in massive dark matter halos", Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, in press, arXiv: 1804.04055
  • Lucas F. Secco, Amanda Farah, Bhuvnesh Jain, Susmita Adhikari, Arka Banerjee, Neal Dalal, "Probing Self-interacting Dark Matter with Disk Galaxies in Cluster Environments", Astrophysical Journal, 860, 32 arXiv: 1712.04841
  • "Kinematics of cluster galaxies and their relation to galaxy evolution", Susmita Adhikari, Neal Dalal, Surhud More, Andrew Wetzel, arXiv: 1806.09672
  • "Splashback in galaxy clusters as a probe of cosmic expansion and gravity", Susmita Adhikari, Jeremy Sakstein, Bhuvnesh Jain, Neal Dalal, Baojiu Li, arXiv: 1806.04302
  • "Fundamental Physics with the Hubble Space Telescope", Neal Dalal, Cora Dvorkin, Jeremy Heyl, Bhuvnesh Jain, Marc Kamionkowski, Phil Marshall, David Weinberg, arXiv: 1712.04928


  • "Dark matter with ALMA", PACIFIC conference, Moorea
  • "Caustics in clusters", Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
  • "kSZ probes of neutrinos and dark energy", Technion Institute
  • "Dark matter with ALMA", Simons Foundation Symposium on Dark Matter, Germany.
  • "Constraints on dark matter substructure using strongly lensed dusty galaxies", Queens University
  • "Constraints on dark matter substructure using strongly lensed dusty galaxies", Harvard University
  • "Dark matter with ALMA", University of Waterloo