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Felipe Menanteau

Research Scientist of NCSA
Research Associate Professor of Astronomy

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  • Observational Cosmology
  • Clusters of Galaxies and Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect
  • Large Surveys
  • Data analysis pipelines for surveys, algorithms for data mining
  • Galaxy Formation and Evolution

Research Description

Felipe Menanteau's research interests focus on Observational Cosmology, he uses clusters of galaxies discovered in Sunyaev-Zel’dovich (SZ) surveys as signposts to probe the growth of structure in the Universe. He has led the optical/infrared follow-up campaign for the first generation of SZ surveys from the Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT). He also led the discovery of "El Gordo," the most massive cluster known at high redshift. His research also centers on large optical surveys, algorithms for data mining. He led the analysis for the Blanco Cosmology Survey, and is currently working integrating image analysis algorithms for the Dark Energy Suvey (DES) Data Managment at NCSA.


  • Ph.D (2000), Astronomy, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University,UK
  • Lic.(1996), Physics, Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile