Camille Avestruz

KICP Fellow

Ph.D., Yale University, 2015
Contact Information
Phone: (773) 834-9785
Location: ERC 411
WWW: Web Site
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 Highlights & News
KICP Publications
2018 | 2017 | 2016

Latest Journal Publications
  1. "The Strong Gravitational Lens Finding Challenge", arXiv:1802.03609 (Feb 2018)
  2. "Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Galaxies Science Roadmap", arXiv:1708.01617 (Aug 2017)
  3. "Automated Lensing Learner - I: An Automated Strong Lensing Identification Pipeline", arXiv:1704.02322 (Apr 2017)
  4. "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)

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)