About Me

My name is Sidney Mau. I am a Physics Ph.D. candidate & NSF Graduate Research Fellow at Stanford University and completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Chicago.

cv.pdf, publist.pdf (updated November 2023)


My current work focuses on enabling precise and unbiased measurements of cosmology via weak lensing that match the statistical power of modern galaxy surveys such as the Dark Energy Survey (DES) and the Vera C. Rubin Observatory's Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST). In particular, I am simulating LSST-like images of galaxy fields to measure the impact of chromatic effects in atmospheric seeing and to develop mitigations for cosmic shear estimation.

Before working on weak lensing, I searched for faint satellites of the Milky Way to increase our census of ultra-faint star clusters and dwarf galaxies. In collaboration with several other members of the DES Milky Way Working Group, I used the statistics of dark matter-dominated ultra-faint dwarf galaxies to study the microphysical properties of dark matter.


My academic publications are indexed through several services and preprints thereof are available on arXiv. Most software I write during the course of my research is hosted at GitHub.