Theory Group Concepción

Departamento de Astronomía, Universidad de Concepción, Chile

Members of the Team

in alphabetical order

The group now consists of 24 persons: 3 professors, 2 postdocs, 2 PhD student, 14 Magister students (with 8 leaving soon) and 4 titulo students. We are meanwhile the largest group within the astronomy department in Concepcion and most likely the largest theoretical group in Chile.

In the almost 10 years of existence, the group saw the finalisation of 1 PhD thesis, 7 Magister and 9 titulo theses. We had 4 former postdocs spending time at our group.

Alex Rodrigo Alarcon Jara

  • PhD student (supervisor: M. Fellhauer)
  • thesis project:
    Observations and Simulations of kinematic tracers in dSph
  • before: Magister in astronomy, UdeC (MF)

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 Àvila Muñoz

  • titulo student (supervisor: S. Bovino)
  • planetary atmospheres

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

Claudio Alejandro Bravo Castillo

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

Marcelo Alberto Cortes Vergara

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

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:
    Fondecyt regular 1180291
    Basal CATA (associate member)
    Germany-Chile CONICYT PII2015 0171 (Co-I)
  • Homepage

Simon Francisco Ferrada Chamorro

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

Mario Esteban Benicio Flores Flores

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

Nicol Alejandra Gutiérrez Vera

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

Matías Cristobal Benjamín Morales Inostroza

  • Magister student (supervisor: M. Fellhauer)
  • project:
    binaries in static filaments

Diego Rolando Matus Carrillo

  • tesis de Magister (supervisor: M. Fellhauer)
  • thesis project:
    stirring up a star cluster through a moving filament

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

Morin Antonia Órdenes Escobar

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

Bastian Alejandro Reinoso Reinoso

  • Magister student (supervisor: D. Schleicher)
  • thesis project:
    Stellar Collisions of Pop III stars

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

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

Fernanda Cecilia Urrutia Zapata

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

Joaquin Arturo Zamponi Fuentealba

  • Magister student (supervisor: D. Schleicher/S. Bovino)
  • project:
    impact of dust on massive black hole formation

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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