Cristiano was working in the Weak lensing and Large scale structure working groups. Now, he’s working in DESI, with particular interest in higher-order clustering statistics.
We asked Cristiano a few more questions — here’s what he had to say:
Do you have any hobbies or play any sports?
I started farming recently as my institute has its on farm land. I encourage everyone to find a piece of land, whether it is a few pots indoors or a nice plot outside, just to grow your own vegetables or herbs. We should try to keep some small connection to our natural world as we live in an increasingly mechanised society. It may seem like a symbolic gesture but it can produce a nice feeling.
What do you think has been the most exciting advance in science / technology in the last 10 years?
One of the biggest advancements in science and technology in the last 10 years has been in the experiment and detection of gravitational waves. It is really exciting that DES could help in followup EM counterpart detection.
Any other fun facts you’d like to share?
I started a writing a regular feature article in a children’s magazine in Korea. They are focused on social issues (and general knowledge / science) and are not-for-profit. Our articles will feature new results in physics and astrophysics conducted by young scientists and particularly female scientists in Korea. Hopefully kids can then better identify with the people doing research and thus can see themselves doing this work in the future. This magazine needs more support, if you are in Korea and want to support by buying a magazine that will be distributed to a school or social center, please visit their website: http://www.goraeya.co.kr
Any advice for aspiring scientists?
Find what you love doing then follow the advice of this great teacher….. “When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.” Shunryu Suzuki