Marcelo A. Alvarez

I am a scientist at the Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics (BCCP).

I investigate how galaxies and the matter between them evolve and cluster in space by developing algorithms for data intensive applications to realize, simulate and analyze the massive amount of information becoming available about the large scale structure of the universe.

Simulation, observation, and analysis are growing increasingly intertwined; extracting meaning from empirical data is becoming the rate-limiting step, over its acquisition. I have been working mostly in simulation, but data analysis is playing a larger role, with many exciting new possibilities.