Akaxia Cruz, Ph.D.

Flatiron Research Fellow, Cosmology, CCA, Flatiron Institute

Akaxia Cruz is a theoretical physicist who designs, runs and uses cosmological galaxy formation simulations and analytic calculations to constrain dark matter models and derive astrophysical signatures. She received her Ph.D. in physics from the University of Washington in 2023, where she was a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellow. In 2019, she held an NSF GROW Fellowship at the Paris Institute of Astrophysics. She joined the Center for Computational Astrophysics in September 2023 as a Flatiron Research Fellow, with a joint appointment in the Princeton University Department of Physics as a Future Faculty in the Physical Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow.

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