Simon Foreman

Welcome! I am a postdoctoral fellow at CITA (the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics), where I work on cosmology: the study of the evolution and contents of the universe as a whole. I'm interested in several topics related to current and upcoming observations on cosmological scales; these topics include line intensity mapping and its promise for cosmology, perturbation theory for large-scale structure (specifically the effective field theory approach), weak gravitational lensing, and efficient use of N-body simulations. I am also currently involved in the CCAT-prime collaboration and the Cosmic Visions 21cm working group.


Coming soon: a more detailed description of my research activities!


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Listings of my papers can be found on inSPIRE, ADS, and the arXiv


  • Stanford University
    Ph.D. Physics, 2011 - 2016
    Thesis supervisor: Leonardo Senatore
  • University of British Columbia
    B.Sc. Combined Honors in Physics & Mathematics, 2006 - 2011
    Thesis supervisor: Douglas Scott

Research History


  • A list of courses I have taught can be found here.
  • An incomplete collection of code I have written or modified can be found on my github page (although I haven't actually posted any original code there yet - coming soon!). I have also contributed to codes for perturbation theory calculations, which can be found here, and a code (StringFast) for computing the effect of cosmic strings on CMB temperature and polarization power spectra, which can be found here.
  • Here is a collection of my favorite pedagogical resources for various topics.
  • If you've found this webpage by accident, you might be looking for one of these people instead.


Feel free to contact me about anything you've seen on this page!

sforeman [at] cita [dot] utoronto [dot] ca
Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
60 St. George Street, 14th floor
Toronto, ON
M5S 3H8   Canada