My name is Begoña Ascaso and I am a Marie Curie fellow working at the Laboratoire d'AstroParticle et Cosmology (University Paris Diderot) since January 2016. I have worked at different institutions around the world such as the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (Spain), the Observatory of Paris (France) and the University of California Davis (USA).
I'm mainly interested in galaxy clusters from a variety of points of view. I study galaxy clusters in relation with the large-scale structure of the Universe through numerical simulations that allow us to trace them through time. I also have been detecting galaxy clusters in a number of different surveys (CFHTLS, DLS, ALHAMBRA, J-PAS, LSST, Euclid) and I'm using their counts to set cosmological constraints for the formation of the Universe. I am also interested in understanding the main physical processes that make galaxies to evolve in clusters. In particular, I am interested on the brightest cluster galaxies (BCGs) and their relation with the host cluster history.
Additionally, I'm keen on science outreach. I do believe that everybody can learn from scientists and that we can do a change in education.