LATEST RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT
We recently published some work on a new line of research, which uses computer vision techniques to characterise the 2D morphology of dark matter haloes. In Merten et al. (2017), we investigated the morphological differences between massive haloes in four different models of gravity. This work has been carried out during a summer research project at the University of Oxford by Quim Llorens. We plan to continue this effort by also studying the influence of dark matter descriptions and different implementations of baryonic physics on the shape of haloes. The same techniques can also be applied to the larger extent of the cosmic web itself, which we are also preparing to to.
Image credit: Merten et al. (2017)
I am a Marie Curie Fellow at INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna. I am a Cosmologist and interested in the composition and evolution of the Universe as a whole. My main research aim is to understand the elusive dark matter via the study of cosmic structure formation.
My teaching activities build around my assignment as stipendiary lecturer at University College Oxford where I teach Relativity and Optics to first and third year Physics students. Oxford is a special place to study with its collegiate structure and the personal tutorial experience at the colleges. It is this unique combination that makes Oxford so successful.
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