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Curriculum Vitae:

Alexander Merson

Education
  • MSc Physics & Astronomy (2004-2008, Durham University, UK)
  • PhD Astronomy (2008-2012, Durham, UK)
  • Post-doctoral Research Associate (2012-2016, University College London)

Research Interests

Galaxy formation, galaxy evolution, large-scale structure, observational cosmology, numerical simulations


Projects

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.

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
  • University College London

Selected Awards
  • JPL Postdoc Research Day Award (2017), NASA Postdoctoral Program (2016)

Selected Publications
  1. ‘Degradation analysis in the estimation of photometric redshifts from non-representative training sets’ Rivera J. D.; Moraes B.; Merson A. I.; Jouvel S.; Abdalla F. B.; Abdalla M. C. B.; 2018, MNRAS, 477, 4330-4347
  2. ‘Predicting Hα emission-line galaxy counts for future galaxy redshift surveys’ Merson A.; Wang Y.; Benson A.; Faisst A.; Masters D.; Kiessling A.; Rhodes J.; 2018, MNRAS, 474, 177-196
  3. ‘Halo detection via large-scale Bayesian inference’ Merson A. I.; Jasche J.; Abdalla F. B.; Lahav O.; Wandelt B.; Jones D. H.; Colless M.; 2016, MNRAS, 460, 1340-1355
  4. ‘The abundance and colours of galaxies in high-redshift clusters in the cold dark matter cosmology’ Merson A. I.; Baugh C. M.; Gonzalez-Perez V.; Abdalla F. B.; Lagos C. d. P.; Mei S.; 2016, MNRAS, 456, 1681-1699
  5. ‘Lightcone mock catalogues from semi-analytic models of galaxy formation - I. Construction and application to the BzK colour selection’ Merson A. I.; Baugh C. M.; Helly J. C.; Gonzalez-Perez V.; Cole S.; Bielby R.; Norberg P.; Frenk C. S.; Benson A. J.; Bower R. G.; Lacey C. G.; Lagos C. d. P.; 2013, MNRAS, 429, 556-578

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