Theory Group Concepción

Departamento de Astronomía, Universidad de Concepción, Chile

Members of the Team

The group now consists of more than 30 persons: 4 professors, 3 postdocs, 6 PhD students, 16 Magister students and 4 titulo students. We are meanwhile the largest group within the astronomy department in Concepción and the largest theoretical astronomy group in Chile.

In the 10 years of existence, the group saw the finalisation of 1 PhD thesis, 9 Magister and 8 titulo theses. We had 4 former postdocs spending time at our group.

in alphabetical order

some people are still missing

Alex Rodrigo Alarcon Jara

  • PhD student (supervisor: M. Fellhauer)
  • thesis project:
    Observations and Simulations of kinematic tracers in dSph

Patricio Javier Alister Seguel

  • Magister student (supervisor: D. Schleicher)
  • thesis project:
    Gas inflow and collisions during the formation of massive black holes

Catalina Andrea Aravena Nunez

  • Magister student (supervisor: M. Fellhauer)
  • thesis project:
    formation of the ultra-faint dSph galaxies

Patricio Javier Ávila Muñoz

  • PhD student (supervisor: S. Bovino)
  • thesis project:
    TBA

Dr. Bidisha Bandyopadhyay

  • postdoc
  • PhD from New Delhi
  • project:
    accretion physics of nearby AGN (cosmology)

Carlos Mariano Barrera Retamal

  • titulo student (supervisor: N. Leigh)
  • thesis project:
    TBA

Carolina Tamara Barria Muñoz

  • titulo student (supervisor: M. Fellhauer)
  • thesis project:
    Are there fossil kinematic remnants in UCDs?

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

Claudio Alejandro Bravo Castillo

  • titulo student (supervisor: D. Schleicher)
  • thesis project:
    21cm line in connection with black holes

Marcelo Alberto Cortes Vergara

  • titulo student (supervisor: D. Schleicher)
  • thesis project:
    Collisions and mass loss during the formation of massive black holes

Vanesa Belen Diaz Diaz

  • member (supervisor: N. Leigh)
  • project:
    TBA

Marta Daniela B. Ebner Soto-Aguilar

  • titulo student (supervisor: N. Leigh)
  • thesis project:
    TBA

Prof. Dr. Michael Fellhauer

  • full professor
  • PhD in astronomy, Ruprecht-Karls University, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Old Dwarfs and Young Clusters
  • projects:
    Fondecyt regular 1180291
    Basal CATA (associate member)
    Germany-Chile CONICYT PII2015 0171 (Co-I)
  • Homepage

Simon Francisco Ferrada Chamorro

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

Mario Esteban Benicio Flores Flores

  • Magister student (supervisor: D. Schleicher)
  • thesis project:
    Growth of perturbations in collapsing filaments

Michele Mackarena Fernández Solar

  • Magister student (supervisor: S. Bovino)
  • thesis project:
    TBA

Luis Armando González Álvarez

  • Magister student (supervisor: S. Bovino)
  • thesis project:
    TBA

Nicol Alejandra Gutiérrez Vera

  • Magister student (supervisor: S. Bovino)
  • thesis project:
    Accretion processes in filaments

Prof. Dr. Nathan Leigh

  • tenure track professor
  • project:
    N-body systems

Nicolas Martinez

  • PhD student (supervisor: S.Bovino)
  • thesis project:
    TBA

Diego Rolando Matus Carrillo

  • PhD student (supervisor: M. Fellhauer)
  • thesis project:
    From dSph galaxies to dwarf discs

Matías Cristobal Benjamín Morales Inostroza

  • Magister student (supervisor: M. Fellhauer)
  • thesis project:
    binaries in a static filament

Camila Andrea Olave Gonzalez

  • Magister student (supervisor: D. Schleicher)
  • thesis project:
    Probing black hole formation with the high-redshift source CR 7

Morin Antonia Órdenes Escobar

  • Magister student (supervisor: S. Bovino)
  • thesis project:
    Radiative Transfer of hydrodynamical simulations

Dr. Rafeel Riaz

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

Giovanni Sabatini

  • assciated member of the team
  • PhD student (co-supervisor: S. Bovino)
  • thesis project:
    TBA

Ruben Ignacio San Martin Perez

  • PhD student (supervisor: N. Leigh)
  • thesis project:
    TBA

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
    Quimal
    Germany-Chile CONICYT PII2015 0171
    asociated member of CATA
  • Homepage

Kirsty Luisa Karina Sehlke Abarca

  • Magister student (supervisor: S. Bovino)
  • thesis project:
    TBA

Fernanda Cecilia Urrutia Zapata

  • PhD student (supervisor: M. Fellhauer)
  • thesis project:
    formation of dwarf elliptical galaxies

Carlos Andrés Venegas Aguayo

  • titulo student (supervisor: M. Fellhauer)
  • thesis project:
    rotation in dSph galaxies

Gao-Yuan Zhang

  • postdoc
  • project:
    TBA

Former Members

in alphabetical order

















Pictures of the Group

Christmas party 2018

Group picture (April 2018), some persons are missing

Christmas party 2017

Our group (May 2017) wearing our new group T-shirts.

The theory & star formation group - X-mas 2016

The theory group - April 2016.

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