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Camille Avestruz

KICP Fellow

Ph.D., Yale University, 2015
 
Contact Information
Phone: (773) 834-9785
Location: ERC 411
Email: avestruzkicp.uchicago.edu
WWW: Web Site

 
Research
I am currently a joint KICP and Fermi Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago. From 2015 to 2017, I held a Provost's Postdoctoral Scholarship at the University of Chicago. In my research, I use simulations to understand observations of massive objects that trace the large scale structure in our universe.

My interests include galaxy clusters and gravitational lensing as probes of large scale structure, hydrodynamical simulations and machine learning as tools for study, and various connections to multi-wavelength observations.

In 2015, I defended my thesis on Cosmological Simulations of Galaxy Cluster Outskirts, which received an honorable mention for the Rodger Doxsey Dissertation Prize from the American Astronomical Society.

 
KICP Publications
2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016


Latest Journal Publications
  1. "DeepCMB: Lensing reconstruction of the cosmic microwave background with deep neural networks", Astronomy and Computing, Volume 28, article id. 100307 (Jul 2019)
  2. "Automated Lensing Learner: Automated Strong Lensing Identification with a Computer Vision Technique", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 877, Issue 1, article id. 58, 19 pp. (2019) (May 2019)
  3. "The strong gravitational lens finding challenge", Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 625, id.A119, 22 pp (May 2019)
  4. "The Role of Machine Learning in the Next Decade of Cosmology", Astro2020: Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics, science white papers, no. 14; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 51, Issue 3, id. 14 (2019) (May 2019)
  5. "Probing Macro-Scale Gas Motions and Turbulence in Diffuse Cosmic Plasmas", Astro2020: Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics, science white papers, no. 210; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 51, Issue 3, id. 210 (2019) (May 2019)
  6. "Unveiling the Galaxy Cluster - Cosmic Web Connection with X-ray observations in the Next Decade", Astro2020: Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics, science white papers, no. 218; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 51, Issue 3, id. 218 (2019) (May 2019)
  7. "The Future Landscape of High-Redshift Galaxy Cluster Science", Astro2020: Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics, science white papers, no. 279; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 51, Issue 3, id. 279 (2019) (May 2019)
  8. "Cosmic Reionization On Computers: Reionization Histories of Present-day Galaxies", arXiv:1903.06179 (Mar 2019)
  9. "Imprints of Mass Accretion History on the Shape of the Intracluster Medium and the $T_X-M$ Relation", arXiv:1903.08662 (Mar 2019)
  10. "Star-galaxy classification in the Dark Energy Survey Y1 data set", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 481, Issue 4, p.5451-5469 (Dec 2018)
  11. "Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Galaxies Science Roadmap", arXiv:1708.01617 (Aug 2017)
  12. "Stirred, Not Clumped: Evolution of Temperature Profiles in the Outskirts of Galaxy Clusters", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 833, Issue 2, article id. 227, 9 pp. (2016) (Dec 2016)

Latest Conference Proceedings
  1. "DeepCMB: Lensing Reconstruction of the Cosmic Microwave Background with Deep Neural Networks", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #233, id.#315.05 (Jan 2019)
  2. "DeepCMB: Lensing Reconstruction of the Cosmic Microwave Background with Deep Neural Networks", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #233, id.315.05 (Jan 2019)

 
Visitors
Past Visitors:
  1. Urmila Chadayammuri, Yale University (2017)
  2. Erwin Lau, Yale University (2017)
  3. Andrew Wetzel, Carnegie Observatories, Caltech, UC Davis (2017)
  4. Yuan Li, University of Michigan (2016)
  5. Allison Merritt, Yale University (2016)