Olivia Ross

Astronomy & Space Sciences


I'm a second year graduate student interested in cosmology, especially large scale structure.

My current research uses machine learning to find the relationships between cosmological parameters and the evolution of galaxy clusters. The goal of this work is to better constrain the driving forces of structure formation and evolution, such as dark matter density and fluctuations in the early universe. My advisor is Nicholas Battaglia.

I graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 2021 with a degree in Astrophysics. While there, I researched the detection of primordial black holes, as well as the use of machine learning to measure weak lensing.

I am also the AGN outreach coordinator. I'm passionate about increasing community engagement and making astronomy accessible to a wide range of audiences.

In my free time, you can find me crocheting, fire spinning, or trying to befriend the local wildlife.