Personal website of Simon Birrer

I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the department of Physics and Astronomy. Before joining UCLA, I was a PhD student at ETH Zurich in the cosmology research group. My current research focus on dark matter and dark energy. I am using strong gravitational lensing to probe the imprint of dark matter on the structure in our universe and measuring the expansion rate of our universe with time-delay cosmography to probe dark energy. My scientific expertise is the interface between the exquisite data sets available on one side and the fundamental theory predictions on the other side. I am actively developing advanced computational and statistical tools - publicly available - to contribute the community in pushing the boundaries of our knowlege sphere.

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