Alba Kalaja

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Groningen

Alba Kalaja joined the Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA) in September 2022 as a pre-doctoral fellow. While at CCA, she worked on cross-correlating weak lensing measurements from radio galaxies and the cosmic microwave background (CMB) with William Coulton and Shirley Ho.

Kalaja is a final-year Ph.D. candidate at the University of Groningen (RUG) in the Netherlands, where she works with P.D. (Daan) Meerburg on primordial and secondary non-Gaussianity in the CMB. She is particularly interested in the higher-order statistics of primordial fluctuations, weak gravitational lensing, the CMB lensing bispectrum and cross-correlation with cosmic shear. She is also involved in the Simons Observatory collaboration. Before starting her Ph.D. at the RUG, Kalaja completed undergraduatae studies in theoretical physics at the University of Padua, Italy, and was an Erasmus+ fellow at the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona, Spain.

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