Mario A. Hamuy, Curriculum Vitae


Mario A. Hamuy
Departamento de Astronomia, Universidad de Chile, Casilla 36-D, Santiago, Chile
Phone: 56-2-977 1101
Fax: 56-2-977 1095
mhamuy@das.uchile.cl

Education


Positions Held

  • 2011--now Full Professor, Astronomy Department, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
  • 2004-2011 Associate Professor, Astronomy Department, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
  • 2003-2005 Post-doctoral Fellow, Las Campanas Observatory, Carnegie Observatories, La Serena, Chile
  • 2001-2003 Post-doctoral Fellow, Carnegie Observatories, Pasadena, CA, USA
  • 2000-2001 Teaching Assistant for Prof. A. Zabludoff, The University of Arizona, AZ, USA
  • 1998-2000 Research Assistant for Prof. P. A. Pinto, The University of Arizona, AZ, USA
  • 1987-1995 Research Assistant and data-reduction specialist at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, La Serena, Chile
  • 1985-1986 Research Assistant at the Department of Astronomy of the University of Chile
  • 1985-1986 Part-time observer at the University of Toronto 24" telescope at Las Campanas Observatory, Chile

Awards

  • 2011-2012: John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship
  • 2004-2005: Carnegie Observatories Fellowship
  • 2001-2004: Hubble STScI/NASA Fellowship HST-HF-01139.01-A
  • 1997-1998: Gemini NSF/AURA Fellowship GF-1002-97
  • 1996-1997: Gemini NSF/AURA Fellowship GF-1002-96
  • 1995-1996: Gemini NSF/AURA Fellowship GF-1002-95

Grants as PI

  • 2013-2022: Iniciativa Científica Milenio "Millennium Institute of Astrophysics"
  • 2007-2014: Iniciativa Científica Milenio "Millennium Center for Supernova Studies"
  • 2007-2009: National Science Foundation project 0306969 "Measuring the Universe with Supernovae"
  • 2006-2009: Conicyt-CHILE Fondecyt project 1060808 "A study of core-collapse supernovae in the local Universe"
  • 2003-2005: National Science Foundation project 0306969 "Measuring the Universe with Supernovae"
  • 1992-1995: Conicyt-CHILE Fondecyt project 92-0312 "Search for Supernovae"
  • 1990-1991: Conicyt-CHILE Fondecyt project 90-727 "The light curve of SN 1987A"

Teaching Experience

  • Fall 2006: University of Chile. Professor for the course AS42A "Astrofisica de Galaxias"
  • Fall 2006: University of Chile. Professor for the course AS49A "Practica de Vacaciones"
  • Fall 2005: University of Chile. Professor for the course AS49A "Practica de Vacaciones"
  • 2000: University of Arizona. TA for the course NATS102 "The Physical Universe" (Various Professors)
  • 2000: University of Arizona. TA for the course ASTR204 "Great Debates in Astronomy" (Prof. A. Zabludoff)
  • 1982: University of Chile. TA for the course "Introduction to Physics" (Prof. F. Brieva)
  • 1981: University of Chile. TA for the course "Electricity and Magnetism" (Prof. F. Brieva)
  • 1979-1982: University of Chile. TA for the course "Linear Algebra" (Prof. R. Baez)

Research Experience

  • Globular clusters and stellar populations
  • Novae
  • Supernovae
  • GRBs
  • Transients
  • Galaxies and stellar synthesis
  • Active galaxies
  • Cosmology
  • Standard stars: Photometric and spectrophotometric calibrations
  • Big Data astronomy

Observing Experience

  • Photoelectric photometry
  • Photographic observations
  • Iris photometry
  • CCD imaging and spectroscopy
  • CCD imaging and spectroscopy
  • IR imaging and spectroscopy with VLT/ISAAC

Professional Societies

  • Chilean Astronomical Society
  • American Astronomical Society
  • International Astronomical Union

Corporations and Foundations

  • President of "Corporacion Instituto de Astronomia"
  • President of "Fundacion Chilena de Astronomia"