Members of the Team

in alphabetical order

The group now consists of 29 persons (4 professors, 4 postdocs, 1 PhD student, 16 Magister students, 3 titulo students and a visiting student). We are meanwhile the largest group within the astronomy department in Concepcion and most likely the largest theoretical group in Chile.

Alex Rodrigo Alarcon Jara

  • PhD student (supervisor: M. Fellhauer)
  • thesis project:
    The Influence of Galactic Tides in Young Embedded Star Clusters
  • before: Magister in astronomy, UdeC (MF)
    The SFH of dSph galaxies

Patricio Javier Alister Seguel

  • Magister student (supervisor: D. Schleicher)
  • thesis project:
    Gas inflow and collisions during the formation of massive black holes
  • before: licenciatura in astronomy, UdeC

Rodrigo Hernan Alvarez Gutierrez

  • Magister student (supervisor: A. Stutz)
  • thesis project:
    tbd
  • before: licenciatura in astronomy, UdeC

Catalina Andrea Aravena Nunez

  • Magister student (supervisor: M. Fellhauer)
  • thesis project:
    formation of the ultra-faint dSph galaxies
  • before: licenciatura in astronomy, UdeC

Dr. Paulina Assmann

  • postdoc (associated member)
  • massive remnants in dense stellar systems (influence of GR)
  • project:
    China-Chile postdoc
  • before PhD in astronomy, UdeC (MF)
    Formation of dSph galaxies

Jaime Avalos Mongil

  • visiting Master student (host: A. Stutz)
  • from University of Leipzig, Germany

Dr. Bidisha Bandyopadhyay

  • postdoc
  • PhD from new Delhi
  • project:
    accretion physics of nearby AGN (cosmology)
  • ALMA-Conicyt 31160001

Prof. Dr. Stefano Bovino

  • tenure track professor
  • PhD in computational chemistry, Spaienza University of Rome, Italy
  • astrochemistry, computational astrophysics, star-forming regions
  • projects:
    Fondecyt Iniciacion 11170268
    Conicyt Redes Internationales REDI170093
    Conicyt Quimal 170001
  • Homepage

Marcelo Alberto Cortes Vergara

  • titulo student (supervisor: D. Schleicher)
  • project:
    Collisions and mass loss during the formation of massive black holes
  • before: licenciatura in astronomy, UdeC

Vanesa Belen Diaz Diaz

  • Magister student (supervisor: D. Schleicher)
  • project:
    impact of radiation backgrounds on the formation of massive black holes
  • before: licenciatura in astronomy, UdeC

Prof. Dr. Michael Fellhauer

  • full professor
  • PhD in astronomy, Ruprecht-Karls University, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Old Dwarfs and Young Clusters
  • projects:
    Basal CATA (associate member)
    Germany-Chile CONICYT PII2015 0171 (Co-I)
  • Homepage

Simon Ferrada

  • Magister student (supervisor: S. Bovino)
  • project:
    hydro-dynamical simulations using Gizmo & Krome
    deuterium fraction in molecular cloud cores
  • before: licenciatura in astronomy, UdeC

Patricio Ignacio Fibla Fibla

  • Magister student (supervisor: D. Schleicher)
  • project:
    Star formation at very low metallicity
  • before: licenciatura in astronomy, UdeC

Mario Esteban Benicio Flores Flores

  • Magister student (supervisor: D. Schleicher)
  • project:
    Growth of perturbations in collapsing filaments
  • before: licenciatura in astronomy, UdeC

Valentina Isabel Gonzalez Lobos

  • Magister student (supervisor: A. Stutz)
  • project:
    star formation in nearby regions
  • before: licenciatura in astronomy, UdeC

Jocelyn Nicole Hazeldine Lefenda

  • Magister student (supervisor: M. Fellhauer)
  • thesis project:
  • formation of dwarf galaxies with angular momentum
  • before: licenciatura in astronomy, UdeC

Dr. Hongli Liu

  • postdoc
  • PhD from Hongkong
  • obervational starformation
  • triggered star formation
  • magnetic fields in star forming regions
  • project: CASSACA

Diego Rolando Matus Carrillo

  • tesis de Magister (supervisor: M. Fellhauer)
  • thesis project:
    stirring up a star cluster through a moving filament
  • before: titulo in astronomy, UdeC (MF)

Felipe Hernan Navarrete Noriega

  • Magister student (supervisor: D. Schleicher)
  • project:
    Magnetic fields in close binary systems
  • before: licenciatura in astronomy, UdeC

Camila Andrea Olave Gonzalez

  • Magister student (supervisor: D. Schleicher)
  • project:
    Probing black hole formation with the high-redshift source CR 7
  • before: licenciatura in astronomy, UdeC

Bastian Alejandro Reinoso Reinoso

  • Magister student (supervisor: D. Schleicher)
  • thesis project:
    Stellar Collisions of Pop III stars
  • before: titulo in astronomy, UdeC (MF)

Dr. Rafeel Riaz

  • postdoc
  • PhD in astronomy, University of Karachi, Pakistan
  • 3D simulations of low-mass proto-stellar discs
    project page
  • project:
    Germany-Chile postdoc

Ruben Ignacio San Martin Perez

  • Magister student (supervisor: D. Schleicher)
  • project:
    exploring dynamo effects in DPV systems
  • before: licenciatura in astronomy, UdeC

Prof. Dr. Dominik Schleicher

  • associate professor
  • PhD in astronomy, Ruprecht-Karls University, Heidelberg, Germany
  • first stars, BHs and galaxies
  • projects:
    PI of Anillo ACT172033 "Formation and Growth of Supermassive Black Holes"
    FONDECYT regular No. 1160247
    Germany-Chile CONICYT PII2015 0171
    asociated member of CATA
  • Homepage

Camila Sepulveda Rivas

  • titulo student (supervisor: M. Fellhauer)
  • project:
    rotation in dwarf spheroidal galaxies
  • before: licenciatura in astronomy, UdeC

Ignacio Oreste Sotomayor Testa

  • titulo student (supervisor: M. Fellhauer)
  • project:
    influence of binaries on young embedded clusters
  • before: licenciatura in astronomy, UdeC

Prof. Dr. Amelia Stutz

  • assistant professor
  • PhD in astronomy, Steward Observatory, Tucson, AZ, USA
  • observational star formation
  • Old Homepage

Fernanda Cecilia Urrutia Zapata

  • Magister student (supervisor: M. Fellhauer)
  • thesis project:
    formation of compact elliptical galaxies
  • before: licenciatura in astronomy, UdeC

Joaquin Arturo Zamponi Fuentealba

  • Magister student (supervisor: D. Schleicher/S. Bovino)
  • project:
    impact of dust on massive black hole formation
  • before: licenciatura in astronomy, UdeC

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