Felipe Menanteau

Research Scientist
National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)

Research Associate Professor
Department of Astronomy

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Office:2050F NCSA
Phone: +1-217-244-6297
Fax: +1-217-244-1987
email: felipe "at" illinois.edu
Research interests: Observational cosmology. SZ Surveys. Clusters of Galaxies. Formation and evolution of elliptical galaxies. Development of data analysis pipelines for large surveys, algorithms for data mining.

I recently joined the NCSA Dark Energy Survey Data Managment Team (DESDM) and the Department of Astronomy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before, I was a Research Associate at the Rutgers astrophysics group, an Associate Research Scientist with the Hubble Space Telescope Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) at Johns Hopkins University, a Gemini Fellow at the Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena, and a graduate student at the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge University, UK.

You can take a look at a pdf version of my CV which includes my publication's list (or just check ADS). My latests e-prints and related electronic material can be found here.

I have also developed some software projects:

Press Coverage

El Gordo

Chandra and ESO issued (Jan 10, 2012) Press Releases on our recent paper (Menanteau et al. 2012) with the discovery of "El Gordo" as the most massive and hottest galaxy cluster in the distant universe using the Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT). The story has been featured on CNN, BBC, NPR, PBS, MSNBC and WIRED among others.

El Gordo

Rutgers Media Relations issued (Nov, 2010) a press release on the paper where we report the Clusters of Galaxies we discovered using the Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT). You can also check the Eurakalert release. It was featured (among many) by Astronomy Magazine, Discovery News and La Tercera (spanish).

Beyond Astronomy

For two winters (2006/2007 and 2007/2008), with Claudia we remodeled ourselves our small 1950's house. It was a tiring but wonderful experience were I learned a lot. Soon after we finished, our work on the second floor was featured in This Old House Magazine. You can check the pdf of the original magazine article (i.e. Menanteau & Menanteau 2009).

Like many astronomers, I like photography very much. You can see some of the albums created with my code wfoto in my digital photo collection.

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Felipe Menanteau (felipe at illinois.edu)