Tommi Tenkanen

Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University (starting Oct 1)
Postdoctoral Researcher, Astronomy Unit, Queen Mary University of London (until Sep 31)
Adjunct professor (docent) of theoretical physics, University of Helsinki
PhD (University of Helsinki, theoretical physics)

Scientific interests: Cosmology, physics of the early universe, extensions of the Standard Model of particle physics

My publications from INSPIRE

My Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Ansioluetteloni suomeksi (CV in Finnish): Ansioluettelo (pdf)


Office: Room 604, G.O. Jones building, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS, U.K.
Office phone: +44 207 882 6571
Mobile phone: +44 787 151 5182 / +358 400 221 427
Email: t.tenkanen 'at'

Teaching and supervision

In spring 2018 I was teaching the QMUL course Physical Cosmology.
I also supervise undergraduate research projects and co-supervise PhD students.

Earlier, I've been a teacher on the QMUL course
Mathematical Techniques 2 (spring 2017)

and on the U. Helsinki courses
General Relativity (spring 2016)
Analytical Mechanics (fall 2015)
Cosmology I-II (fall 2014)
Mathematical Methods I-II (falls 2011-2013)
Radiation fields and Photons (spring 2013)
Thermophysics (falls 2011 and 2012)
Waves and fields (spring 2012)
Electrodynamics (spring 2011)


My blog Akatemian jalkaväki ("Foot Soldiers of Academia")

My PhD Thesis Cosmological Constraints on Higgs Portal Dark Matter

My Master's Thesis Epägaussisuudet kurvatonimallissa ("Non-gaussianities in the curvaton model")

Longer articles, news, interviews, and videos of me and my research can be found in e.g. Youtube, TSB Digest (in English),, Suomen fyysikkoseuran blogi, Tähdet ja avaruus, Yle Areena, Yle Tiede, Yle Radio Suomi, Tekniikka ja talous (in Finnish) and Hufvudstadsbladet (in Swedish)
Latest update August 8, 2018