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Adam D. Hincks


I am an assistant professor and Sutton Family Chair in Science, Christianity and Cultures, with a joint appointment at the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and at St. Michael's College.

For more about me and my background, including longer descriptions of my research aimed at general audiences, see my personal website. You can view my CV there or get a PDF version here.


Observational Cosmology

My main research goal is to try and understand how the universe behaves on its largest scales of time and space. I tend to work on software that is necessary to produce scientific-grade data from observatories, often working close to the hardware to understand data at a low level. I also work on analysis the final data products to extract science. I am involved in two cosmic microwave background (CMB) experiments and one intensity mapping experiment:


In addition to my degrees in science, I have studied philosophy and theology. I am interested in questions of the relation between cosmology, theology and philosophy, particularly around the notion of ‘creation’.


Dept. of Astronomy & Astrophysics

  • MP 1208
  • 50 St. George Street (Room 101)
    Toronto ON M5S 3H4

St. Michael’s College

  • Odette 120
  • 81 St. Mary Street
    Toronto ON M5S 1J4




Interested in experimental cosmology research? I am building a research group, so students at the University of Toronto who are looking for a research supervisor are more than welcome to contact me!


In the Winter 2021 term I shall be teaching SMC371H1: Faith and Physics.