Postdoctorados


Gesa Bertrang
Línea de Investigación: Discos Protoplanetarios.
Teléfono: 56 (2) 2 977 1130
E-mail: info[at]gesabertrang.com
Webpage: http://www.gesabertrang.com
Supervisor: Laura Pérez
2016

Áreas de Interes


Formation of low-mass stars and planets, especially with respect to the role of magnetic fields. Observations of polarized radiation in the optical, near-IR, and (sub-)mm.


Bartosz Gauza
Línea de Investigación: Substellar objects, Brown dwarfs, Extrasolar planets.
Teléfono: -
E-mail: bgauza[at]das.uchile.cl
Supervisor: James Jenkins
2017

Áreas de Interes


My research interests focus on the searches and characterization of substellar companions, i.e., brown dwarfs and extrasolar planets to stars, particularly using direct imaging techniques. Currently I am carrying out a project aiming to identify such companions using the VISTA Hemishpere Survey data.


Andrés Guzmán
Línea de Investigación: Star Formation.
Teléfono: -
E-mail: aguzman[at]das.uchile.cl
Supervisor: Leonardo Bronfman
2014

Áreas de Interes


My research is focused on high-mass star formation. I study early evolutionary states of high-mass stars using radio, millimeter and sub-millimeter observations, from the molecular cloud and clump stages to individual objects. I am interested in filamentary molecular clouds where high-mass stars and most stars in the Galaxy seem to be forming. I am also interested on the highly collimated and fast jets expelled from young high-mass stars accreting from a disk.


Venu Kalari
Línea de Investigación: Star formation.
Teléfono: -
E-mail: vkalari@das.uchile.cl
Supervisor: Mónica Rubio
2016

Áreas de Interes


Do the properties of stars forming in dense, massive star-forming regions differ from those in nearby low-mass star forming regions? I aim to put constraints on the differences in their properties using multi-wavelength observations of star-forming regions in the Milky Way, and extra-Galactic systems.


Antonios Katsianis
Línea de Investigación: Galaxy evolution, Cosmological hydrodynamic simulations, Feedback.
Teléfono: 56 (2) 2 977 1129
E-mail: kata[at]das.uchile.cl
Supervisor: Guillermo Blanc
2016

Áreas de Interes


Star formation rate and stellar masses of galaxies, feedback, chemical abudances, chemical enrichment, cosmological simulations, galaxy evolution.


Fabien Louvet
Línea de Investigación: Formation of massive stars.
Teléfono: 56 (2) 2 977 1120
E-mail: flouvet[at]das.uchile.cl
2014

Áreas de Interes


My research focuses on the formation of massive stars. Since their formation appears to be intimately linked to the one of the molecular clouds in which they form, I study the dynamical connections between the parent molecular cloud and the individual objects (massive dense cores). My second field of interest concerns the ignition of the collimated jets in T-Tauri and Herbig objects, by magneto-centrifugal scenarios, in order to get a deeper understanding of how this ubiquitous phenomenon is generated. To accomplish this, I carry out single dish and interferometric observations at optical, IR and submillimeter wavelengths.


Zaira M. Berdiñas
Línea de Investigación: Red dwarf stars, Radial Velocities, Extrasolar planets, Asteroseismology of low mass stars.
Teléfono: -
E-mail: berdinas[at]das.uchile.cl
Supervisor: James Jenkins
2017

Áreas de Interes


I’m interested in extrasolar planets orbiting cool stars. I use the radial velocity technique that requires data from high-resolution spectrographs (e.g. HARPS-ESO). Cool stars are benchmark objects to discover Earth-mass planets orbiting in temperate orbits. Besides detecting and characterising potentially habitable exoplanets, I’m interested in the stellar physics of the host stars. In particular, I search for the first observational confirmation of a seismic signal in M-dwarf stars. Stellar pulsations are common for most spectral types but they have not been detected in M dwarfs. Among the implications, their discovery will trigger the asteroseismology theory allowing a better knowledge of the star parameters and thus constraining the parameters of the posible hosted exoplanets. I’m also part of the CARMENES consortium, a high-resolution optical-NIR spectrograph settled at the CAHA observatory aimed at monitoring 300 M-dwarf stars of the northern hemisphere to discover new exo-worlds.


Matías Montesinos
Línea de Investigación: Discos de acreción/protoplanetarios, astrofísica teórica, simulaciones hidrodinámicas.
Teléfono: 56 (2) 2 977 1130
E-mail: matias[at]das.uchile.cl
Supervisor: Simon Casassus
2014

Áreas de Interes


Estoy interesado en comprender y modelar la evolución de discos viscosos al rededor de estrellas u objetos compactos, particularmente me he especializado en el modelamiento, mediante simulaciones hidrodinámicas, de discos protoplanetarios y su interacción con planetas calientes formándose en el interior. Con las revolucionarias imágenes de ALMA sobre discos protoplanetarios, se hace urgente entender la física de estos objetos, y predecir cómo planetas en formación influyen en la evolución del disco que lo alberga, lo que permite interpretar las actuales y próximas imágenes en alta resolución de ALMA u otro instrumento de última generación.


Felipe Olivares
Línea de Investigación: -.
Teléfono: -
E-mail: -
Supervisor: Mario Hamuy
2016

Áreas de Interes


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Sebastián Pérez
Línea de Investigación: Discos prooplanetarios, Accreción en agujeros negros, Microquasares.
Teléfono: 56 (2) 2 977 1130
E-mail: sperez[at]das.uchile.cl
Supervisor: Simon Casassus
2012

Áreas de Interes


I am highly specialized in black hole accretion and planet formation in the field of Astrophysics. I use optical to infrared spectroscopy to study stellar mass black holes, and various observational tools to study protoplanetary discs. I am an expert on modeling and sophisticated simulations of planets interacting with their disks. I obtained my PhD at Oxford University on Inflow and Outflow in Microquasars (stellar mass black holes).


Joaquín Prieto
Línea de Investigación: Simulaciones (AMR) hidrodinámicas y cosmológicas, Formación de las primeras estrellas y galaxias en el Universo, Formacíon de los primeros hoyos negros en el Universo, Merger de galaxias.
Teléfono: 56 (2) 2 977 1124
E-mail: jpprieto[at]das.uchile.cl
Supervisor: Andrés Escala
2014

Áreas de Interes


He utilizado el código RAMSES para estudiar diversos fenómenos astrofísicos: Formación de las primeras estrellas en ambientes primordiales y turbulencias generadas por merger de halos de materia oscura en esos ambientes. He estudiado la dependencia que hay entre el spin de las primeras galaxias y su posición dentro de la red cósmica. En este momento mi estudio está centrado en la formación de semillas de agujeros negros a alto redshift y en el efecto que tienen los merger de galaxias en su evolución. Para todo lo anterior utilizo en código hidrdinámico y de N cuerpos RAMSES.


David Rebolledo
Línea de Investigación: Interstellar Medium and Star Formation.
Teléfono: -
E-mail: drebolle[at]gmail.com
Supervisor: Guido Garay
2017

Áreas de Interes


My research interest has been mainly focused on the different phases of the interstellar medium and the process of star formation at different size scales. I specialize in the observation and analysis of the CO emission line in nearby galaxies and the Milky Way in order to investigate the physical properties of molecular clouds, and the usefulness of CO as a tracer of the total molecular gas. My expertise also extends to the study of the hydrogen atomic gas through the analysis of the hydrogen 21-cm line maps, the process of radio continuum images and to the use of Herschel infrared images to derive physical properties of the dust in the interstellar medium


Hugo Saldaño
Línea de Investigación: -.
Teléfono: -
E-mail: -
Supervisor: Mónica Rubio
2017

Áreas de Interes


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Felipe Santana
Línea de Investigación: Poblaciones Estelares.
Teléfono: 56 (2) 2 977 1110
E-mail: fsantana[at]das.uchile.cl
Supervisor: Ricardo Muñoz
2016

Áreas de Interes


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Juan Carlos Terrazas
Línea de Investigación: Instrumentación Astronómica.
Teléfono: 56 (2) 2 977 1120
E-mail: terrazas[at]das.uchile.cl

Supervisor: René Méndez
2015

Áreas de Interes


I am primarily focused in developing astronomical and science instrumentation for research applications. PhD in Turin – Italy, working in the characterization of the Gaia CCD, work in some way becomes part of the calibration of the satellite focal plane, through the study of signal processing, an the photometric and astrometric response of the device when CCDs face a hostile radiation enviroment, such as our space. On the other hand, I have experience using scintillator detectors; because during mi BSC thesis I studied in the laboratory of cosmic rays of Chacaltaya. (Bolivia) using a mono-cristal scintillator NaI studding the decay of the Radon Rn-222 under diverse atmospheric conditions such are the snow and water variation at high altitude. Finally I been working in collaboration with diverse italian research institutes in the CORA project, studding the Natural - Neutron radiation enviroment concentration, and the neutrino detection at hight altitude, work that has been evolve in the laboratory of high energies in Cervinia – Italy.


Matías Vidal
Línea de Investigación: Medio interestelar.
Teléfono: 56 (2) 2 977 1130
E-mail: mvidal[at]das.uchile.cl
Supervisor: Simon Casassus
2016

Áreas de Interes


I'm interested in the diffuse emission both in total intensity and polarisation. In particular, radio emission in the 20-300 GHz frequency range which is a foreground to observations of the Cosmic Microwave Background.


Lei Zhu
Línea de Investigación: Star Formation.
Teléfono: 56 (2) 2 977 1149
E-mail: lzhupku[at]gmail.com
2015

Áreas de Interes


High mass star formation, formation and evolution of molecular clouds, radio interferometry.


Alice Zurlo
Línea de Investigación: Discos Protoplanetarios.
Teléfono: 56 (2) 2 977 1130
E-mail: alice.zurlo[at]mail.udp.cl
Supervisor: Simon Casassus
2016

Áreas de Interes


My field is the exoplanetary and protoplanetary disk science. I study exoplanets using the technique of the direct imaging, which is the one that separe the light from the planet from the light of the central star using a coronagraph and the adaptive optics. I’m part of the SPHERE consortium, and I’m directly involved in the GTO. I’m recently involved in the protoplanetary disks study, using ALMA and SPHERE data.