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Professor David Wiltshire
University of Canterbury
Professor in Theoretical Physics
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Private Bag 4800, University of Canterbury

Originally from NZ, I moved to the University of Cambridge for my PhD, which I completed in 1987. I then undertook postdocs at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (Trieste, Italy), and the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (UK), followed by 10 years in a variety of research and lecturing positions at the University of Adelaide (South Australia). I returned to the University of Canterbury in 2001. Here I lead an active group in theoretical cosmology.

My research interests are in theoretical cosmology, general relativity and quantum gravity. I am working on the "averaging problem in inhomogeneous cosmology". In particular, I have a novel solution to the biggest problem in cosmology, the mystery of dark energy. My group is actively investigating this at the formal and observational level.