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People > Alex Malz

Ph.D. Candidate in Physics in New York University (NYU), NYU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences MacCracken Fellow 2014-2018

M.S. in Astronomy & Astrophysics from Pennsylvania State University (PSU), 2014, PSU Astronomy & Astrophysics Braddock/Roberts Fellow 2012-2013

B.S. in Physics and History from California Institute of Technology (Caltech), 2011, Caltech President's Scholar 2006-2011

Contact Information:

CCPP Advisor:

Hogg

Office:

946

Phone:

(212) 992-7457

Email:

aimalz AT nyu.edu

Personal Home Page:

https://github.com/aimalz



Research:

My research is in the field of cosmostatistics, specifically the inference of cosmological parameters from probabilistic data products of astronomical surveys, such as photometric redshift probability distribution functions and probabilistic catalogs, with a goal of understanding the physics of the early- and late-time universe, the evolution of large-scale structure, and the nature of dark energy. I am interested in the techniques of graphical modeling and sparse sampling, as well as public code development. I am also an active member of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Dark Energy Science Collaboration.