Ashley is interested in using the positions of galaxies on the sky to probe the physical laws that describe the Universe on its largest scales. We call this the study of large-scale structure (LSS).
He is also co-convener of the DES LSS working group.
We asked Ashley a few more questions — here’s what he had to say:
Do you have any hobbies or play any sports?
I have played softball, baseball, and soccer in in county leagues the past year. Baseball is my favorite sport. I hope to visit every MLB stadium at some point.
I used to play MtG a lot and still buy a “fatpack” for every new set.
What is your favorite book, movie, and/or TV show?
What do you think has been the most exciting advance in physics / astronomy in the last 10 years?
Any advice for aspiring scientists?