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HST's view of galaxy cluster Abell 370
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Boston University
725 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215, USA

Curriculum Vitae
Olivia Curtis
I am a second year astrophysics graduate student in the Boston University Department of Astronomy and Institute for Astrophysical Research. I received my B.S. in physics and B.A. in Pure Mathematics from the University of South Florida in 2018.

I study the largest gravitationally bound objects in the universe (galaxy clusters) and how they act as lenses of light following Einstein's general theory of relativity. I work with Professor Tereasa Brainerd trying to constrain the relative distribtuion of dark and luminous material in the universe in order to test predictions from ΛCDM simulations. I am also interested in galaxy cluster's opposites, cosmic voids.

I am using General Adversarial Networks (GANs), a relatively new unsupervised machine learning algorithm, to generate a mock void catalog of unprecedented size. I will use this catalog to investigate cosmic voids and use them as a laboratory for tests of dark energy.
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