Jia Liu

Cosmology in the Nonlinear Regime with Weak Gravitational Lensing
Contact information:
Fellowship status:
Starting year: 2016
Research Interests:

My current work focuses on weak lensing non-Gaussian statistics, using N-body ray tracing simulations as a tool to study the large scale structure of our universe. The ultimate goal of this work is to understand the nature of dark energy, the total mass of neutrinos, and other cosmological parameters. I also spend a small amount of my time observing AGNs at optical telescopes, hoping to find supermassive black hole binaries!

Education and Outreach Interests:

For the education component of my work, I will serve as a volunteer instructor for Princeton's Prison Teaching Initiative (PTI), where I will teach college level mathematics and science courses, including a new preparatory physics and astronomy course aimed at helping inmates discover their interest in science and acquire the skills and credentials to succeed in life outside prison.