Dr Laila Linke

Dr Laila Linke

Postdoctoral Researcher in Cosmology and Astrophysics  

About Me

Hello! I’m Dr Laila Linke, a theoretical astrophysicist, currently working at the Argelander-Institut for Astronomie in Bonn, Germany.  I am passionate about using weak gravitational lensing to understand cosmology and galaxy formation and evolution. My main research interest are higher-order statistics, in particular third-order shear correlations and galaxy-galaxy-galaxy-lensing

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+49 173 2140054
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Argelander-Institut für Astronomie

Auf dem Hügel 71, 53121 Bonn


Research Interests 

Weak gravitational lensing
Cosmology
Galaxy formation  

 

Higher-Order Statistics
Third-Order Cosmic Shear
Galaxy-galaxy-galaxy-lensing

CV

Postdoctoral Researcher at Argelander-Institut für Astronomie, Bonn 
April, 2021 - Present
Doctoral Researcher at Argelander-Institut für Astronomie, Bonn
May, 2018 - April, 2021
Associate Intern at McKinsey & Co., Frankfurt am Main
Jan, 2018 - March, 2018
Ph. D. in Astronomy / Astrophysics at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhems-Universität, Bonn
May, 2018 - April, 2021

Thesis: Testing models of galaxy formation and evolution using galaxy-galaxy-galaxy-lensing (summa cum laude, 0.0)

 Supervisors: Patrick Simon, Peter Schneider

Master of Science (Physics) at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg
Feb, 2016 - Oct, 2017

Thesis: Going beyond simulations - Analytical Approaches to the distribution of the cosmic density field and the halo mass function with the kinetic field theory (final grade: 1.0, GPA: 4.0)

Supervisor: Matthias Bartelmann

Exchange Semester at National University Singapore, Singapore

Focus: Quantum Optics and Particle Physics (average grade: A, GPA: 4.0)

Aug, 2014 - Dec, 2014
Bachelor of Science (Physics) at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg
Sep, 2012 - Jan, 2016

Thesis: Detection of Galaxy Clusters by Optimal Matched Filters in Weak Lensing and Photometric Data (final grade: 1.2, GPA: 3.7)

Supervisors: Matteo Maturi, Matthias Bartelmann

Abitur at Heinrich-Heine-Gymnasium, Schule für Hochbegabtenförderung, Kaiserslautern&
Aug, 2004 - Mar, 2012
Majors: Physics, Math, History   (final grade: 1.0, GPA: 4.0)

Publications

KiDS+VIKING+GAMA: Testing semi-analytic models of galaxy evolution with galaxy-galaxy-galaxy-lensing
L. Linke, P. Simon, P. Schneider, T. Erben, D. J. Farrow, C. Heymans, H. Hildebrandt, A. M. Hopkins, A. Kannawadi, N. R. Napolitano, C. Sifón, A. H. Wright

Published in Astronomy & Astrophysics (2020), Volume 640, Article A59 ADS

Measuring galaxy-galaxy-galaxy- lensing with higher precision and accuracy
L. Linke, P. Simon, P. Schneider, S. Hilbert

Published in Astronomy & Astrophysics (2020), Volume 634, Article A13 ADS

  • Speeding up calculations - An introduction to the use of GPUs in scientific computing
    Seminar on Cosmology and Gravitational Lensing, Bonn University (11/21)
    Slides
  • Constraining galaxy HODs with a halo model for galaxy-galaxy-galaxy-lensing 
    Short Talk at Busy Week of Kilo-Degree Survey Collaboration (11/21)
    Slides
  • Using three-point functions of galaxies and matter to test galaxy models and cosmology
    Seminar of German Centre for Cosmological Lensing (10/21)
    Slides
  • Higher Order Shear statistics
    Telecon of Multiple and Combined Probes Group of Dark Energy Science Collaboration (9/21)
  • Testing models of galaxy formation and evolution with galaxy-galaxy-galaxy-lensing
    Doctoral Defense Colloquium (3/21)
    Slides
  • Testing cosmological simulations with improved galaxy-galaxy-galaxy-lensing
    Conference of the International Max-Planck-Research School for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Bonn / Cologne (3/20)
  • Testing semi-analytic models with galaxy-galaxy-galaxy-lensing
    Seminar on Cosmology and Gravitational Lensing, Bonn University (2/20)
  • Measuring galaxy-galaxy-galaxy-lensing with KV450 x GAMA 
    Short talk at Busy Week of Kilo-Degree Survey Collaboration (4/19)
  • Improving galaxy-galaxy-galaxy-lensing 
    Seminar on Cosmology and Gravitational Lensing, Bonn University (3/19)
Testing models of galaxy formation and evolution using galaxy-galaxy-galaxy-lensing
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Ph.D. Thesis (2018)

Electronic Version
Going beyond simulations - Analytical Approaches to the distribution of the cosmic density field and the halo mass function with the kinetic field theory 
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Master Thesis (2018)

Detection of Galaxy Clusters by Optimal Matched Filters in Weak Lensing and Photometric Data 
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Bachelor Thesis (2016)

Memberships & Affiliations 

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Outreach and Science Communication

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Get in touch!

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Auf dem Hügel 71, 53121 Bonn

Phone

+49 173 2140054

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