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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]

Shaun Cole
Alma materJesus College, Oxford
Clare College, University of Cambridge
Known forDiscovery of Baryon Acoustic Oscillations, Semi-analytical Models in Galaxy Formation
AwardsShaw Prize in Astronomy (2014)
Scientific career
FieldsCosmology, Galaxy formation, Galactic Astronomy
InstitutionsUniversity of California Berkeley
Durham University
Doctoral advisorGeorge Efstathiou, Nick Kaiser
InfluencesCarlos Frenk, John Peacock
InfluencedRichard Massey


  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.