Dr Francisco Villaescusa-Navarro

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Research Scientist, Flatiron Institute and Visiting Research Scholar, Princeton University

Francisco Villaescusa-Navarro is a Research Scientist at the Flatiron Institute in New York City and a Visiting Research Scholar at Princeton University. Francisco is the main architect of the Quijote simulations, the largest set of N-body simulations generated to-date and one of the main developers of the Cosmology and Astrophysics with Machine Learning Simulations (CAMELS) project.

Francisco works in the intersection between cosmology and machine learning. He uses artificial intelligence techniques to develop accurate theoretical models to maximise the scientific return of cosmological missions, aimed at determining the laws and constituents of the universe.