Shaun Cole

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Shaun Cole
Born Chipping, Lancashire, England
Citizenship British
Alma mater Jesus College, Oxford
Clare College, University of Cambridge
Known for Discovery of Baryon Acoustic Oscillations, Semi-analytical Models in Galaxy Formation
Awards Shaw Prize in Astronomy (2014)
Scientific career
Fields Cosmology, Galaxy formation, Galactic Astronomy
Institutions University of California Berkeley
Durham University
Doctoral advisor George Efstathiou, Nick Kaiser
Influences Carlos Frenk, John Peacock
Influenced Richard Massey

Shaun Malcolm Cole (born 19 November 1963) is a British cosmologist and academic. He has been Professor of Physics at Durham University since 2005.[1][2] He was joint-winner of the 2014 Shaw Prize.[3]


  1. ^ "Biographical Notes of Laureates". The Shaw Prize Foundation. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Curriculum Vitae". Durham University. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Shaw Prize in Astronomy 2014". The Shaw Prize Foundation. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014.