Marcelle Soares-Santos

Marcelle Soares-SantosAssistant Professor of Physics


PhD, University of Sao Paulo


Marcelle Soares-Santos is a member of the Dark Energy Survey (DES) Collaboration and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Dark Energy Science Collaboration (LSST/DESC). Her research focuses on uncovering the nature of the accelerated expansion of the Universe using data from the largest sky surveys ever conducted. She had a leading role in the construction of the DES camera (DECam) and currently contributes to the effort of measuring the cosmic acceleration with galaxy clusters detected in its images. She also leads a novel effort in the field: the search for optical counterparts to gravitational wave events as a completely new method to study cosmic acceleration in future surveys.

CV and list of publications (pdf)

Selected Publications

DES Collaboration, 2017. "Cosmological Constraints from Galaxy Clustering and Weak Lensing"

DES Collaboration, 2016.  "The Dark Energy Survey: more than dark energy - an overview", MNRAS, 460, 720

LIGO/Virgo Collaboration, et al. 2016. "Localization and Broadband Follow-up of the Gravitational-wave Transient GW150914", ApJL, 826, 13

Soares-Santos et al. & DES Collaboration, 2016. "A Dark Energy Camera Search for an Optical Counterpart to the First Advanced LIGO Gravitational Wave Event GW150914", ApJL, 823, 33

Flaugher et al. & DES Collaboration, 2016. "The Dark Energy Camera", AJ, 150, 150

Annis, et al., 2014. "The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Coadd: 275 deg2 of Deep Sloan Digital Sky Survey Imaging on Stripe 82", ApJ, 194, 120

Lin, et al., 2012. "The SDSS Co-add: Cosmic Shear Measurement", ApJ, 761, 15

Soares-Santos, et al. 2011. "The Voronoi Tessellation Cluster Finder in 2+1 Dimensions", ApJ, 727, 45