I’m currently working on identifying transient objects in the Dark Energy Survey. The focus of the project is on finding and characterizing trans-neptunian objects, which are distant objects in our Solar System beyond the orbit of Neptune and even Pluto.
During my undergraduate years, I worked with prof. Raul Abramo with cosmological applications of supernovae Ia. Our main goal was to develop an observational strategy for the S-PLUS variability/SNe survey.
Inside DES, I worked with computing the atmospheric turbulence correlation for DECam exposures in order to better characterize astrometric errors on this instrument. Besides that, I conducted a careful study on the detection efficiency in the DES pipeline, leading to an improvement in the completeness of DES exposures.
I also worked with measurements of the atmospheric extinction coefficient using all-sky images inside the S-PLUS collaboration.