Austin Peel


Austin Peel


Contact Information
E-mail: austin.peel [at] cea [dot] fr
Phone: +33 (0)1 69 08 52 73
Office: 277
Affiliation: IRFU/DAp-AIM

Research Interests

I have joined the CosmoStat team with the intention of applying and extending the sophisticated mathematical techniques developed in this lab (e.g., weak lensing mass mapping using sparsity-based methods) toward constraining cosmology. In particular, my work will be aimed at taking advantage of the future high-quality Euclid data to learn more about the dark sector of the Universe.

My PhD work lived more on the theoretical side of cosmology. In my thesis, I studied the growth of structures and light propagation in a certain class of general non-symmetric spacetimes called Szekeres models. The Szekeres metric is an inhomogeneous and anisotropic exact solution of Einstein's equations, which provides a good testing ground to explore nonlinear general relativistic effects in astrophysical and cosmological scenarios.