Professor of Physics and of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
B. Sc., Imperial College, University of London., Physics (1990)
Ph.D., University of Cambridge., Astronomy (1995)
Steve Allen studies the properties of galaxies and galaxy clusters and uses these systems as cosmological probes. His X-ray Astronomy and Observational Cosmology (XOC) group have pioneered a variety of novel analysis approaches in these areas, with an emphasis on X-ray measurements. The XOC group are also engaged in the development of advanced detectors for future X-ray satellite missions including the Athena X-ray observatory and Lynx. Allen has co-authored more than 200 publications in refereed journals which have gathered more than 30,000 citations. He is a member of the Athena Science Study Team, the Athena Wide Field Imager Consortium, the Lynx Science and Technology Definition Team, the Dark Energy Survey, the Euclid Consortium, the South Pole Telescope Collaboration, the CMB-S4 Collaboration, and the LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration. He heads the LSST Science Department at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, where he chairs the SLAC LSST Steering Committee.