About me

Michael D. SchneiderI am a Staff Member in the Physics Division at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) working primarily on dark energy measurements with the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), WFIRST-AFTA NASA mission, and the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI).
My research uses a variety of astronomical observations and numerical simulations to learn about dark energy, dark matter, galaxies, and the very early universe.  Beyond LSST, I am particularly interested in new algorithms, models, and statistical tools to extract cosmological information from upcoming photometric surveys and space missions.

Previously, I held joint appointments as an LSST Prize post-doc at UC Davis and as a post-doc at LLNL. I held another prior post-doc in the Institute for Computational Cosmology within the Physics Department at Durham University in the UK after completing my Ph.D. in the Cosmology group at the University of California at Davis.