I am a member of the NCSA Dark Energy Survey Data Managment Team (DESDM), the LSST Data Managment team 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.
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.
Rutgers Media Relations issued (Nov, 2010)
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)
La Tercera (spanish).
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).Please send comments and suggestions to: