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Eric Huff

Dr. Eric Huff was raised in Bullhead City, Arizona, and followed an early passion for physics to college in Tucson and a PhD at Berkeley. He's done original work on a variety of topics, ranging from observational cosmology to tidal modeling of surface features on Jovian moons.

  • PhD, Astrophysics, University of California, Berkeley
  • B.S., Astronomy, Physics, and Mathematics, University of Arizona

Research Interests
  • Dark energy and cosmic acceleration
  • Gravitational lensing
  • The large-scale structure of the universe
  • Precision cosmology
  • Principled statistical inference


Euclid Icon Euclid
Euclid is a mission designed to study "dark energy", the hypothesized cause of the Universe's accelerated expansion. I am a member of the NASA-funded Euclid Science Team.

Dark Energy Survey (DES) Icon Dark Energy Survey (DES)
DES is a optical survey that covers 5000 square degree of the sky and aims at constraining dark energy through weak lensing, SN1A, galaxy clusters, and baryonic acoustic oscillations.

Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) Icon Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST)
The Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) is a NASA observatory designed to perform wide-field imaging and surveys of the near infrared (NIR) sky.

Professional Experience
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics, the Ohio State University (2012-2016)

Selected Publications
  1. No Galaxy Left Behind: Accurate measurements with very incomplete galaxy samples in the Dark Energy Survey.
 Suchyta, E., Huff, E., A, Aleksi ́c, J., et al. 2016, MNRAS, 456, 786
  2. The DES Science Verification Weak Lensing Shear Catalogs. Jarvis, M., Sheldon, E., Zuntz, J. et al. 2015, MNRAS, 460, 2245
  3. Cosmology from Cosmic Shear with DES Science Verification Data.
Phys. Rev. D, 94, 0220001 The Dark Energy Survey Collaboration (2016)
  4. Mass and galaxy distributions of four massive galaxy clusters from Dark Energy Survey Science Veri- fication data.
Melchior, P., Suchyta, E., Huff, E. M., et al. 2015, MNRAS, 449, 2219
  5. Mapping and simulating systematics due to spatially-varying observing conditions in DES Science Verification data. 
Leistedt, B., Peiris, H. V., Elsner, F., et al. 2016, ApJS, 226, 24
  6. Simulations of the OzDES AGN Reverberation Mapping Project. King, A. L., Martini, P., Davis, T. M., et al. 2015, MNRAS, 453, 1701
  7. Intrinsic alignments of group and cluster galaxies in photometric surveys.
 Chisari, Nora Elisa, Mandelbaum, Rachel, Strauss, Michael A., Huff, Eric M., Bahcall, Neta A. 2014, MNRAS, 445, 726
  8. GREAT3 results - I. Systematic errors in shear estimation and the impact of real galaxy morphology. Mandelbaum, R., Rowe, B., Armstrong, R., et al. 2015, MNRAS, 450, 2963
  9. A New Framework for a Model-Based Data Science Computational Platform. Muna, D., & Huff, E. 2014, arXiv:1402.5932
  10. Seeing in the Dark - II. Cosmic shear in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Huff, E. M., Eifler, T., Hirata, C. M., et al. 2014, MNRAS, 440, 1322
  11. Seeing in the Dark - I. Multi-epoch Alchemy.
Huff, E. M., Hirata, C. M., Mandelbaum, R., Schlegel, D. J., Seljak, U., Lupton, R. 2014, MNRAS, 440, 1296
  12. Magnificent Magnification: Exploiting the Other Half of the Lensing Signal. Huff, E. M., & Graves, G. J. 2014, ApJL, 780, L16
  13. Sloan Digital Sky Survey III Photometric Quasar Clustering: Probing the Initial Conditions of the Universe using the Largest Volume.
 Ho, S., Agarwal, N., Myers, A. D., et al. 2013, arXiv:1311.2597
  14. Cosmic Shear Without Shape Noise.
Huff, E. M., Krause, E., Eifler, T., George, M. R., & Schlegel, D. 2013, arXiv:1311.1489
  15. Shell tectonics: A mechanical model for strike-slip displacement on Europa. 
Rhoden, A. R., Wurman, G., Huff, E. M., Manga, M., & Hurford, T. A. 2012, Icarus, 218, 297
  16. Constraints on Europa’s rotational dynamics from modeling of tidally-driven fractures. Rhoden, A. R., Militzer, B., Huff, E. M., et al. 2010, Icarus, 210, 770
  17. The Spectral Energy Distributions of Red Two Micron All Sky Survey Active Galactic Nuclei. Kuraszkiewicz, J., Wilkes, B. J., Schmidt, G., et al. 2009, ApJ, 692, 1143
  18. Training the Next Generation of Astronomers.
Williams, P. K. G., Huff, E., Maness, H. L., et al. 2009, astro2010: The Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey, 2010, 65P
  19. Cluster Formation in Contracting Molecular Clouds. Huff, E. M., & Stahler, S. W. 2007, ApJ, 666, 281
  20. Simulations of baryon oscillations.
 Huff, E., Schulz, A. E., White, M., Schlegel, D. J., & Warren, M. S. 2007, Astroparticle Physics, 26, 351
  21. Star Formation in Space and Time: The Orion Nebula Cluster. Huff, E. M., & Stahler, S. W. 2006, ApJ, 644, 355

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