Nico Hamaus

Ph.D.


Personal details

Name: Nico Hamaus

Work address: Universitäts-Sternwarte München, Fakultät für Physik, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Scheinerstr. 1, D-81679 München, Germany

Citizenship: German

Phone (office): +49 (0)89 2180 9294

Email: hamaus[at]usm.lmu.de

Education

08/2008–08/2012: Ph.D. in physics, University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland. Title: "Optimal Weights and Multiple Tracers in Large-Scale Structure", Advisor: Uroš Seljak


09/2002–01/2008: Diploma (equiv. to M.Sc.) in physics and astronomy (with distinction), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich, Germany & Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE), Garching, Germany. Title: "Simulation of Flares from the Galactic Center Black Hole", Advisor: Reinhard Genzel & Stefan Gillessen

Research interests

Cosmology, Large-Scale Structure, Dark Energy & Dark Matter, Cosmic Voids, Galaxy Surveys, Redshift-Space Distortions, Primordial non-Gaussianity, Tests of General Relativity & Inflation, Black Holes, Statistical Tools, Simulations

Languages

German (native), English (fluent), French (advanced)

Unix, Latex, Python, IDL, Yorick, R, Mathematica, Maple, Fortran, C++, Java, HTML

Academic job history

07/2013–07/2015: CNRS postdoctoral researcher at Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris (IAP) and Université Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris VI, France


09/2012–07/2013: International research fellow at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, and Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris (IAP), France


08/2008–08/2012: Ph.D. student at Institute for Theoretical Physics (ITP), University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland, and UC Berkeley & Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL), USA


01/2008–04/2008: Research assistant at Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) Garching, Germany


01/2007–01/2008: Master student at Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) Garching, Germany


06/2006–09/2006: Student assistant at Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) Garching, Germany

Teaching experience

10/2017–02/2018: Teaching assistant for "Cosmology and Large-Scale Structure" at USM / LMU

09/2017–09/2017: Student physics lab supervisor for "P3B-Astro" at USM / LMU

06/2017–06/2017: Lecturer for "Postdoc/Staff Lecture Series on Cosmology" at MPA

04/2017–07/2017: Teaching assistant for "Statistical Methods" at USM / LMU

10/2016–02/2017: Teaching assistant for "Essentials of Advanced Astrophysics" at USM / LMU

04/2016–07/2016: Teaching assistant for "Einführung in die Kosmologie" at USM / LMU

02/2016–03/2016: Student physics lab supervisor for "P3A-Astro" at USM / LMU

09/2015–09/2015: Student physics lab supervisor for "P3B-Astro" at USM / LMU

02/2012–06/2012: Teaching assistant for "Physics II" at UZH / ETH

02/2011–06/2011: Teaching assistant for "Introduction to Astrophysics" at UZH / ETH

02/2010–06/2010: Teaching assistant for "Quantum Mechanics II" at UZH / ETH

02/2009–06/2009: Teaching assistant for "Theoretical Cosmology" at UZH / ETH

Conferences

10/2017: The Dark Universe 2017, LMU, Munich, Germany (talk)

06/2017: Euclid Consortium Meeting, UCL, London, United Kingdom (talk)

04/2017: Ringberg Meeting of USM and MPE, Ringberg castle, Tegernsee, Germany

02/2017: Euclid Galaxy Clustering Science Working Group Meeting, ICE, Barcelona, Spain (talk)

12/2016: Excellence Cluster Universe Science Week, MPE, Garching, Germany (talk)

07/2016: BAO & RSD: Dark Light on Obscure Acronyms, SCFA, Sesto, Italy (talk)

06/2016: From the Vacuum to the Universe, Humboldt Kolleg, Kitzbühel, Austria (talk)

06/2016: The 2016 Meeting of the German SKA Community, KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany

05/2016: The Dark Energy Survey Collaboration Meeting, SLAC, Stanford, USA (talk)

03/2016: Ringberg Meeting of USM and MPE, Ringberg castle, Tegernsee, Germany (talk)

12/2015: Excellence Cluster Universe Science Week, MPE, Garching, Germany

10/2015: The Dark Energy Survey Collaboration Meeting, IFT, Madrid, Spain

07/2015: Theoretical and Observational Progress on LSS of the Universe, ESO, Garching, Germany (talk)

08/2014: Cosmo 2014, KICP, Chicago, USA (talk)

08/2014: Cosmic Voids Workshop, CCAPP, Columbus, USA (talk)

07/2014: Collisionless Fluids, IAP, France (talk)

06/2014: IAU Symposium 308 – The Zeldovich Universe, Tallinn, Estonia (talk)

02/2014: Tracing the Cosmic Web, Lorentz Center, Leiden, Netherlands (talk)

10/2013: The Return of de Sitter II, MPA, Garching, Germany

07/2013: LSS13, CSF, Ascona, Switzerland (talk)

07/2012: Perturbative Approaches to Redshift-Space Distortions, UZH, Switzerland (talk)

05/2012: CosmoBias Workshop, LAM, Marseille, France (talk)

04/2012: MPA-IFT Spring Workshop on Large-Scale Structure, Madrid, Spain (talk)

06/2011: Conference on Cosmology since Einstein, HKUST, Hong Kong (poster)

05/2011: Cosmological Non-Gaussianity, University of Michigan, USA (talk)

05/2010: IEU-APCTP Workshop on Cosmology and Fundamental Physics, Seoul, South Korea (talk)

05/2010: APCTP-IEU Focus Program on Cosmology and Fundamental Physics, Pohang, South Korea

07/2009: CosmoStats, CSF, Ascona, Switzerland

07/2008: Summer School in Cosmology, ICTP Trieste, Italy

06/2007: MPE Ringberg Galactic Center Meeting, Ringberg, Germany (talk)

Peer reviewed journals

Physical Review D

The Astrophysical Journal

Astronomy & Astrophysics

Proceedings of the Royal Society A

Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Public outreach

01/2017: Public talk "Kosmologie: Die Lehre von Aufbau und Entwicklung des Universums" at Nicolaus-Copernicus-Planetarium, Nürnberg, Germany


10/2016: Article "Spuren des Urknalls" in journal "Unterricht Physik" for science teachers in Germany


08/2014: Event "Celebrating the Cosmic Web" at the Center of Science and Industry, COSI, Columbus, USA


09/2011: Event "Ausserirdische in Science... und Fiction" at Scientifica, UZH / ETH, Zurich, Switzerland

References

Prof. Uroš Seljak
Physics and Astronomy Departments, University of California at Berkeley
441 Old LeConte, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Phone: +1 510 666 2627
Email: useljak[at]berkeley.edu


Prof. Benjamin Wandelt
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, Université Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris VI
98bis Boulevard Arago, F-75014 Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 44 32 81 43
Email: wandelt[at]iap.fr


Prof. Vincent Desjacques
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
Lidow Physics Complex, Haifa, 3200003, Israel
Phone: +972 77 877 1458
Email: dvince[at]physics.technion.ac.il


Prof. Joseph Silk
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, Université Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris VI
98bis Boulevard Arago, F-75014 Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 44 32 81 54
Email: silk[at]iap.fr


Prof. Jochen Weller
Universitäts-Sternwarte München, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität
Scheinerstr. 1, D-81679 München, Germany
Phone: +49 89 2180 5976
Email: jochen.weller[at]usm.lmu.de