Tiago Castro

Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste / Villa Bazzoni
Adress: Via Bazzoni, 2, 34143 Trieste TS - Phone: +39 040 3199 141 - Mobile: +39 388 794 1562.
tiagobscastro@gmail.com
Curriculum Vitae

Currently, works as Post-Doc at the astronomy unit of the department of physics of UNITS / OATS.

Graduated in Physics (2012), Master in Physics (2014), and Ph.D. in Physics (2018) at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).

Has experience in cosmology, focusing on observational cosmology, acting on the following subjects: supernovae, gravitational lensing, peculiar velocities, cosmological simulations, large-scale structure and Bayesian tools in cosmology.

Research

My scientific production and my peer-review contributions statistics.



Academic Articles

Education

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Ph.D. in Physics
Area: Cosmology, Advisor: Miguel Quartin. On the Robustness of ΛCDM: data mining tests and cross-checks.

2014 - 2018

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Masters in Physics
Area: Cosmology, Advisor: Miguel Quartin. On lensing effect in supernovae data.

2012 – 2014

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Scientific Initiation
Advisor: Miguel Quartin. On Monte Carlo Markov Chain..

2011 – 2012

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Bachelor of Physics

2008 – 2012

Experience

Teaching

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Temporary Professor of Physics teaching undergraduate basic physics courses.

2015 - 2016

Research

Cluster cosmology Working group

Present Full member of J-PAS collaboration. Working on forecasting the results for JPAS Cluster Cosmology analysis.

2016

INAF - Astronomical Observatory of Trieste (Italy)

Ph.D. visiting student in Professor Borgani's group

During my Ph.D. I was awarded the Science Without Borders fellowship and during one year I have visited professor Borgani's group. Starting my research on the effect of baryons on the large-scale structure.

2016

Teaching Assistant

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Extra-class support to students in Computational Methods of Theoretical Physics on C. In this course the Professor introduces the students to C language and several numerical methods useful for Physics. The teaching assistant helps the students with the solution of the challenges proposed in Class.

2011 – 2012 / 2014

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
  • C/C++
  • Mathematica
  • Python
Bayesian Statistics Techniques
  • MCMC
  • EMCEE
  • Nested Sampling

Awards & Grants

  • 2017 - Doutorado Nota 10, Ph.D. excellence fellowship, FAPERJ.
  • 2016 - Science without borders Ph.D. sandwich fellowship, CNPQ.

Interests

Apart from being a cosmologist, I like to use my spare time challenging myself in other fields. I like to practice martial arts and have practiced during my life Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Krav-maga, Submission, and Taekwondo. Currently, I practice only BJJ (blue belt) and Judo (yellow belt).

I am also an avid lover of music and like to challenge my musical ear trying to perceive every single detail of my favorite songs. Notwithstanding my efforts and studies of the electric guitar, I still am a very limited guitarist.