Andrew is a theoretical cosmologist, working within the Theory and Combined Probes section of DES. His main interests are in model-level tests using Bayesian statistics, for instance cosmological constant versus dark energy versus modified gravity, as part of which he maintains a database of models to be tested against DES data.
We asked Andrew a few more questions – here’s what he had to say:
What is your favorite part about being a scientist?
Every day brings new surprises!
When did you know you wanted to be a scientist?
As a child, through reading popular science books and magazines.
Do you have any hobbies or play any sports?
Football and hiking are the main ways I keep fit.
If you weren’t a scientist, what would your dream job be?
A fiction author (but not science fiction).