Welcome to my webpage!

photo (5)My name is Boris Leistedt — I am a researcher in the Center of Cosmology and Particle Physics at New York University, and you have reached my official academic webpage. Of course, all opinions expressed here are mine, not that of my research group or institution.

Contact email: boris.leistedt -a-t- gmail.com
Academic CV: cv_bleistedt

My research interests span observational cosmology, astrophysics and signal processing. In particular, I develop innovative methods to optimally use cosmological dat sets and address topical fundamental questions like the properties of dark matter, dark energy, and neutrinos. You can look at my publications on ArXiv or my research page if you like to know about my exact research projects. I use LinkedIn and twitter (and other social media) to express my opinions on the hottest news in physics, and stay in touch with other physicists or my friends from engineering school. In my free time I enjoy photography, and I put my favourite pictures on FlickR.

IMG_20140906_130627Short biography

I am a Simons fellow  in the Center of Cosmology and Particle Physics at New York University. Before that I was in the Cosmology Group at University College London (UCL) where I completed my PhD under the supervision of Hiranya Peiris. I still contribute to the nice group website earlyuniverse.org.

Prior to moving to UCL, I received a “Diplome d’Ingénieur” (engineering degree) jointly from University of Mons (Belgium) and Supélec (France) in the context of a T.I.M.E. scholarship. In parallel I also studied in University Orsay Paris Sud 11 where I received a M.Sc. in Physics in 2011. I did my master’s thesis in Operational Research about the sequential learning of additive decision models, with Prof Marc Pirlot (UMons) and Prof Vincent Mousseau (École Centrale Paris). In 2010 I did an internship in the Astrophysics Department of CEA Saclay where I worked with Dr Anais Rassat, Prof Alexandre Réfrégier and Prof Jean-Luc Starck.

From the left to the right: University College London, University of Mons and Supélec.