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Solène Chabanier

Solene Chabanier
Dr Solène Chabanier
Postdoctoral Scholar
Scientific Data Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Solène Chabanier is a postdoctoral researcher at the Computational Cosmology Center working with Dr. Zarija Lukić. She received her Ph.D. in October 2020 from the Paris-Saclay University, under the supervision of Nathalie Palanque-Delabrouille and Frédéric Bournaud from CEA-Saclay, for which she received the Best Ph.D. prize of the International Astronomical Union and the PHENIICS graduate school of Paris-Saclay University. A copy of her CV can be found here.

She is interested in neutrino, dark matter, and dark energy cosmology using large-scale structures, particularly neutral hydrogen clouds from the intergalactic medium called the Lyman-alpha forest. She works both with observational data and numerical simulations.

She is a member of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) and part of the ECP project ExaSky: Computing the Sky at Extreme Scales in which she is currently performing on a comparison project between the cosmological hydrodynamical codes Nyx and HACC. 

Journal Articles

S.T. Bailey, G. Aldering, P. Antilogus, C. Aragon, C. Baltay, S. Bongard, C. Buton, M. Childress, N. Chotard, Y. Copin, H. Fakhouri, E. Gangler, S. Loken, P. Nugent, R.Pain, E. Pecontal, R. Pereira, S. Perlmutter, D. Rabinowitz, G. Rigaudier, K. Tunge, R. Scalzo, G. Smadja, C. Tao, R.C. Thomas, and C. Wu, "Using Spectra to Make Cosmology's Best Standard Candles Even Better", Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 2010, 42:313,

S. Bailey, C. Aragon, R. Romano, R. C. Thomas, B. A. Weaver and D. Wong, "Object classification at the Nearby Supernova Factory", Astronomische Nachrichten, March 2008, 329:292, LBNL 696E, doi: 10.1002/asna.200710932

Cecilia Aragon, Stephen Bailey, Sarah Poon, Karl Runge, and Rollin Thomas, "Sunfall: A Collaborative Visual Analytics System for Astrophysics", J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 125 012091 (Proceedings of SciDAC 2008), 2008, LBNL 657E,

Conference Papers

NC Chen, SS Poon, L Ramakrishnan, CR Aragon, "Considering time in designing Large-Scale systems for scientific computing", Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW, 2016, 27:1535--1547, doi: 10.1145/2818048.2819988

Cecilia Aragon, Sarah Poon, Gregory Aldering, Rollin Thomas, and Robert Quimby, "Using Visual Analytics to Maintain Situational Awareness in Astrophysics", Proceedings of 2008 IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology, Columbus, OH, USA, IEEE Computer Society Press, October 2008, LBNL 658E,

Daniela Ushizima, Oliver Rübel, Prabhat, Gunther Weber, E. Wes Bethel, Cecilia Aragon, Cameron Geddes, Estelle Cormier-Michel, Bernd Hamann, Peter Messmer, Hans Hagen, "Automated Analysis for Detecting Beams in Laser Wakefield Simulations", 2008 Seventh International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications, Proceedings of IEEE ICMLA'08, 2008, 382-387, LBNL 960E,

Sarah Poon, Rollin Thomas, Cecilia Aragon, and Brian Lee, "Context-Linked Virtual Assistants for Distributed Teams: An Astrophysics Case Study", CSCW 2008: ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 2008,


R. Scalzo, G. Aldering, P. Antilogus, C. Aragon, S. Bailey, C. Baltay, S. Bongard, C. Buton, A. Canto, F. Cellier-Holzem, M. Childress, N. Chotard, Y. Copin, H. K. Fakhouri, E. Gangler, J. Guy, E. Y. Hsiao, M. Kerschhaggl, M. Kowalski, P. Nugent, K. Paech, R. Pain, E. Pecontal, R. Pereira, S. Perlmutter, D. Rabinowitz, M. Rigault, K. Runge, G. Smadja, C. Tao, R. C. Thomas, B. A. Weaver, C. Wu, The Nearby Supernova Factory, A Search for New Candidate Super-Chandrasekhar-mass Type Ia Supernovae in the Nearby Supernova Factory Data Set, Astrophysical Journal, Pages: 12 2012, doi: 10.1088/0004-637X/757/1/12

E. Wes Bethel, Chris Johnson, Charles Hansen, Claudio Silva, Steven Parker, Allen Sanderson, Lee Myers, Martin Cole, Xavier Tricoche, Sean Ahern, George Ostrouchov, Dave Pugmire, Jamison Daniel, Jeremy Meredith, Valerio Pascucci, Hank Childs, Peer-Timo Bremer, Ajith Mascarenhas, Ken Joy, Bernd Hamann, Christoph Garth, Cecilia Aragon, Gunther Weber, and Prabhat, Seeing the Unseeable, SciDAC Review, Pages: 24-33, 2008,