Ben Richard, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

College of Natural Sciences
College of Computational Sciences


  • Ph.D. in Theoretical Cosmology and M.A. in Mathematics, from the University of California, Davis
  • Published articles on inflationary cosmology and quantum field theory in renowned journals

Ben Richard’s research interests reside at the interface between fundamental physics and cosmology, with an emphasis on quantum field theoretic aspects of inflationary cosmologies.

Having greatly benefited from interacting with his mentors, Professor Richard strives to remain accessible to students while encouraging them to be self-driven and involved in projects that spark their curiosity. He also enjoys bringing theoretical concepts to life through the use of examples ranging from his own research to practical everyday applications.