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Camille Avestruz

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

Research Focus
Research Interests
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.


Honors

2013 - D. Allan Bromley Graduate Fellowship in Physics, Yale University

2011 - AAS Beth Brown Memorial Award

2010-2015 - NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

2009 - Henry A. Boorse Prize in Physics, Barnard College

2008 - Margaret Kenny Jensen Prize in Mathematics, Barnard College

2007-2009 - Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, Barnard College


Education
Postdoc

KICP/EFI/Provost's, University of Chicago, 09/2015 - 08/2019

Ph.D.

Physics, Yale University, 9/2015

Bachelor's

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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