Academic Research

I am a Planck Scientist and was an active member the Planck Collaboration for 7 years (2010-2017). I have undertaken research into the statistical characterisation of the fluctuations of the primordial universe, in order to better understand the so-called inflationary epoch that took place after the Big Bang.

The first science results with data from the Planck satellite were published in March 2013 and these publications were covered by the media BBC, The Guardian and El Pais. In Nov 2014, the first images of the polarisation of the CMB with data from the Planck satellite were published. See for example this article in The New York Times.

To anaylise the data collected by Planck, I created software that looks for imprints of possible primordial non-normal fluctuations present in the CMB. I originally developed this software when I was anaylising the data gathered by the WMAP mission for NASA during my PhD thesis.

My software has been successfully implemented and run on the following supercomputing organisations:

* Red Española de Supercomputación e Instituto de Física de Cantabria, Santander, Spain.

* Red Española de Supercomputación y Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.

* Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste, Trieste, Italy.

* IT Center for Science, Helsinki, Finland.

* Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Cambridge, UK.

* National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), California, USA.

Planck CMB Map