Past Awardee

The Dark Energy Survey + The South Pole Telescope: Combining Data Sets and Building Collaborations

Joaquin Vieira

College: Liberal Arts and Sciences
Award year: 2015-2016

Vieira plans to work with the NCSA Astronomy group and the National Data Service team to join together products from the South Pole Telescope (SPT) and the Dark Energy Survey. This will include making SPT available via NDS, building a thumbnail server to distribute survey images initially to the collaborations and eventually to the public, using the catalogs to look for strongly gravitationally lensed objects, and then analyzing ALMA data to place constraints on the mass of dark matter particles.