Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Michael Schneider

Research Scientist
Physics Division

 +1 925-422-4287

Ph.D. Physics
University California at Davis
M.S. Physics
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
B.S. Physics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Interests

I work primarily on dark energy measurements with the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) . My research uses a variety of astronomical observations and numerical simulations to learn about dark energy, dark matter, galaxies, and the very early universe. Beyond LSST, I am particularly interested in new algorithms, models, and statistical tools for source identification and knowledge synthesis in multi-epoch imaging data.

Honors and Awards

  • Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Prize Post-doctoral Fellowship offer, 2011
  • Excellence in Publication award, LLNL Physical and Life Sciences Directorate, 2011 / 2014

Selected (Recent) Publications

Hierarchical probabilistic inference of cosmic shear
M. D. Schneider, D. W. Hogg, P. J. Marshall, W. A. Dawson, J. Meyers, D. J. Bard, D. Lang
Submitted (November 2014). arXiv: 1411.2608

Probing Dark Energy with Lensing Magnification in Photometric Surveys
M. D. Schneider
Physical Review Letters 112, 061301 (2014). arXiv: 1401.0537

The Effect of Covariance Estimator Error on Cosmological Parameter Constraints
S. Dodelson, M. D. Schneider
Physical Review D, vol. 88, issue 6 (2013). arXiv: 1304.2593

Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA): Galaxy radial alignments in GAMA groups
M. D. Schneider, S. Cole, C. S. Frenk, L. Kelvin, R. Mandelbaum, P. Norberg, J. Bland-Hawthorn, S. Brough, S. Driver, A. Hopkins, J. Liske, J. Loveday, A. Robotham
MNRAS, (2013). arXiv: 1306.4963

Cosmic shear results from the Deep Lens Survey – I: Joint constraints on Omega_m and sigma_8 with a two-dimensional analysis
M. J. Jee, J. A. Tyson, M. D. Schneider, D. Wittman, S. Schmidt, S. Hilbert
The Astrophysical Journal, 765, 74 (2013) arXiv: 1210.2732

Bayesian linking of geosynchronous orbital debris tracks as seen by the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
M. D. Schneider
Advances in Space Research, 49, 4, pp. 655-666, (2012), arXiv: 1111.2556

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