I’m a Research Fellow in Cosmology at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, in the University of Portsmouth. Prior to this, I was a postdoctoral researcher in cosmology at JPL / Caltech / UC Riverside. I got my Ph.D. in physics at the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE) in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 2016.
I develop new numerical cosmological simulations in the preparation of future cosmological experiments, that will produce the most accurate maps of the large-scale structure of the Universe. The ultimate goal of these missions is to better understand the properties of the elusive dark matter and dark energy components of the Universe. However, cosmological models can only be constrained if accurate theoretical predictions can be made and if the data analysis is realistic enough (accounting for all relevant statistical and systematic errors). My contribution is the production of realistic simulated catalogs, which serve as a laboratory to make theoretical predictions and to test methodologies under clean and known conditions. In Portsmouth I use this tool to study alternative models of gravity.
I’m involved in some wide-field area surveys that will be online in the 2020s: the Euclid space mission, the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST).
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