Lucas F. Secco

KICP Fellow

Lucas F. Secco
ERC 413


Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2020


I am a Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (KICP) Fellow and Postdoctoral Researcher at UChicago, where I actively participate in the Survey Science group.

I hold a PhD degree in Physics from the University of Pennsylvania (2020), a Master's degree in Physics from Universidade de Sao Paulo (2015) and a Bachelor's degree in Physics from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (2013).

My main research ideas are focused on Cosmology and Astrophysics. Pushing the boundaries of this field is likely our best chance to answer some of the most puzzling questions in modern natural science: What is the Universe made of? What is Dark Matter? Why is the expansion of the Universe accelerating?

As a member of the Dark Energy Survey (DES), I have been working for years on state-of-the-art Observational Cosmology with data sets of enormous statistical power. I have contributed directly to several different analyses aimed at constraining the fundamental parameters of the Universe, specially those which employ the tools of Gravitational Lensing, a consequence of Einstein's Relativity.

I'm also interested the statistics of the Large Scale Structure of the Universe as well as the nature of Dark Matter, using a mix of computational techniques and observational data.

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