Postdoctoral Associate

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I am a postdoctoral researcher working in the team of Dr. Bautz and Professor McDonald since October 2018, focusing my work on the properties of high redshift galaxy clusters. I obtained my PhD at the University of Grenoble (France) in September 2018.

My PhD work tackled the issue of cosmology and intracluster medium phenomenology from the Sunyaev–Zel’dovich (SZ) observations of galaxy clusters with the NIKA2 camera. The main goal of my PhD project has been to estimate the different systematic effets and biases that affect cosmological analyses based on SZ cluster catalogs. To this end, I have studied topics ranging from SZ observations made with the NIKA2 camera installed at the IRAM 30-meter telescope to the estimation of cosmological parameters, including the analysis of the NIKA2 raw data and the SZ maps produced.

I am currently pursuing my goal to have a better understanding of the large scale structure formation process. My research program is based on the combination of X-ray data from the ACIS instrument onboard Chandra and SZ data from SPT and NIKA2 in order to study a potential redshift evolution of the intracluster medium properties.

Galaxy cluster formation
Observational cosmology
Evolution of the intracluster medium thermodynamic properties at z>1
Impact of the intracluster medium morphology, shocks, AGN feedback, and non-thermal pressure support on observable properties
Multi-probe analyses

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