Category Archives: Science

Master-2 internship 2019: Measuring cosmic magnification in the Euclid deep fields

By | October 14, 2018

The objective of this internship is to make a measurement of the cosmic magnification effect in prototype Euclid deep field data. Background ESA’s Euclid satellite aims to uncover the nature of dark matter and dark energy by precisely measuring shapes and positions of a billion galaxies taken with the wide-field VIS camera. Dark matter induces… Read More »

Thesis project: finding the highest redshift galaxies and galaxy clusters

By | February 8, 2018

So, what is the origin of cosmic structures? In particular, the walls, sheets and filaments composed of galaxies and galaxy clusters? Although the seeding of these structures by tiny fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background remains our dominant paradigm for galaxy formation, there are still — of course — unanswered questions. In particular, what role… Read More »