Anja von der Linden


I am an astrophysicist, which is a wonderful job: I get to look at the stars and figure out how the Universe works! My research focuses on many aspects of galaxy clusters. In particular, I use weak gravitational lensing to calibrate mass estimates of clusters, a central ingredient for cluster cosmology. I am also interested in the properties of cluster galaxies, in particular Brightest Cluster Galaxies, and their evolution.

We have recently completed the Weighing the Giants project, showing that weak-lensing cluster mass estimates can enable some of the tightest constraints on dark energy from a single probe.  I continue this work within the LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration, the South Pole Telescope survey, the Euclid space mission, and the WFIRST project.

Stony Brook University

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Stony Brook, NY 11794

Earth & Space Sciences Building, office 453