I am currently a postdoctoral researcher for CNRS at Laboratoire de Physique de Clermont (LPC), Université Clermont-Auvergne in France. I was previously at Mount Stromlo in the Australian National University as a CAASTRO Postdoctoral Fellow in Dark Energy.
I am interested in a variety of subjects but my main research focuses on studying the effect of dark energy in our Universe using exploding stars called type Ia supernovae and understanding the time-domain sky. I am a PI of Fink , a broker developed for the LSST alert stream to enable transient science in this big data era (including SNe Ia cosmology and beyond!). I am also interested on machine learning applications on cosmology and other transients in the night sky. Take a look at my general research and current projects page.
I belong to several surveys that search for supernovae at different distances and times in our Universe such as : Dark Energy Science collaboration for the Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) , Transients and Variable Star Collaboration for LSST , the SN group of the Dark Energy Survey , its spectroscopic counterpart OzDES, the photometric SkyMapper Transient Survey, the spectroscopic ePessto+ and the photometric SNLS. As well as the Informatics and Statistics Science Collaboration for LSST . With the SkyMapper Transient Survey we launched Supernova Sighting , a Zooniverse Project , where citizen scientists joined us in the search for supernovae and other transients.
I was born in Venezuela and did my undergrad at Universidad Simón Bolívar. I then moved to France where I did the NPAC master 2 and a PhD at Irfu Cea Saclay and Université Paris Diderot. I enjoy communicating science to the general public and was selected to be a CAASTRO Astronomer in Residence at Uluru, Australia. I speak spanish, english, french and german. I also ejoy hiking, rock climbing, diving, sailing and playing cello.