LATEST RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT
The first big cosmic shear science result from the Kilo Degree Survey (KiDS) is out. Hildebrandt et al. (2016) describes the constraints on cosmological parameters from tomographic weak gravitational lensing of around 450 square degree of galaxy survey data. The accompanying paper Fenech Conti et al. (2016) describes the complicated procedure of calibrating the shape measurement of galaxies with image simulations.
Image credit: The KiDS collaboration
(Hildebrandt et al. 2016)
As a Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Oxford's Department of Physics, in the field of Cosmology, I am interested in the composition and evolution of the Universe as a whole. More specifically, my goal is to understand the elusive dark matter and dark energy via the study of cosmic structure formation.
The main tool used in my research is gravitational lensing, the deflection of light rays along their path in the presence of massive structures. The most massive of these structures are clusters of galaxies, another focus of my research.
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