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Camille Avestruz

Professor, Avestruz Lab for Computational Cosmology and Astrophysics; Physics Department, University of Michigan

About Camille

Dr. Avestruz is a computational cosmologist. She uses simulations to model, predict, and interpret observed large-scale cosmic structures. Her primary focus is to understand the evolution of galaxy clusters. These are the most massive gravitationally collapsed structures in our universe, comprised of hundreds to thousands of galaxies. Other aspects of her work are in modeling and software development efforts for the next decade of observations, which will produce unprecedented volumes of data.


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2010-2015)
D. Allan Bromley Graduate Fellowship in Physics, Yale University (2013)
AAS Beth Brown Memorial Award (2011)
Henry A. Boorse Prize in Physics, Barnard College (2009)
Margaret Kenny Jensen Prize in Mathematics, Barnard College (2008)
Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, Barnard College (2007-2009))


KICP/EFI/Provost's, University of Chicago, 9/2015-8/2019


Physics, Yale University, 9/2015


Physics, Mathematics, Dance, Barnard College, 05/2009

Interested in
  • Mentoring
  • Mentorship
  • Speaking
  • Research Experience
  • Professional Service (e.g. review panels)
  • Science Outreach
  • Consulting
  • DEI/STEM Community Engagement
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