Larissa Santos

I work on cosmology, which studies the origin, structure and evolution of the universe. Among my current research projects, the cosmic microwave background (CMB) data analysis has been my main focus due to the physical implications of a possible measurement of the primordial B-mode signal. Recently, many experiments are being developed to measure the CMB polarization, including the Chinese collaboration for the Ali cosmology polarization telescope. Moreover, the 21 cm emission line has also been in the spotlight of cosmological studies, specially as a possible tool for probing dark energy. Preparing the pipeline to analyze this future data has also driven my attention, since our center in YZU is a member of the Baryon Acoustic Oscillation (BAO) from Integrated Neutral Gas Observations (BINGO) experiment which is designed for 21 cm intensity mapping. The aim, as an astronomer, is to answer fundamental questions regarding the early universe and the subsequent structure formation leading to what we see today in the sky.

I was born in Brasília, the capital city of Brazil in 1984. I graduated in physics from the University of Brasília, UnB, in 2006. In 2009, I finished my Master’s degree in Astrophysics in the Institute for Space Research, INPE, in the Brazilian city of S?o Josédos Campos. The focus of my work was CMB data analysis, more specifically, anomalies in its temperature angular distribution. In November of the same year, I arrived in Rome, Italy. I got my PhD from the University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’ in 2012. Obtaining the best cosmological information using the CMB and the large scale structure was my main goal. After I graduated, I remained in Rome as a post doctoral fellow. My second post doctoral position was in the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), becoming later an associate researcher. During my 5 years in USTC, I was awarded with the young National Natural Science Foundation of China research funding and the Chinese Academy of Science President’s International Fellowship Initiative for young staff. Since June 2019, I   am part of Yangzhou University as a faculty member of the Center for Gravitation and Cosmology.  

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The Center for Gravitation and Cosmology (CGC) is a research center founded in 2017 at Yangzhou University, in the Jiangsu Province of China. It is an initiative of the BRICS-Association of Gravity and Cosmology, with support from the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). The center is currently hosted on the 3rd floor of the College of Physical Sciences and Technology building, on the scenic Slender West Lake campus. 

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P.R. China 225002.