Tommi Tenkanen

Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University
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 453, Bloomberg Center, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA
Office phone: +1 410 516 8416
Mobile phone: +358 400 221 427
Email: ttenkan1 'at'

Teaching and supervision

In spring 2018 I was teaching the Queen Mary U. of London course Physical Cosmology.
I have also supervised undergraduate research projects and co-supervised PhD students.

Earlier, I've been a teacher on the Queen Mary U. of London 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 October 8, 2018