I investigate the underlying physics by combining theory and observations!
I am an astronomer and currently FONDECYT Fellow affiliated to Universidad de Chile in Santiago, Chile.
I am interested in polarimetry as a powerful tool to probe protoplanetary disks and low-mass star-forming regions. In my free time, I am exploring the vast beauty of Chile.
On the following pages, I prepared an overview for you about myself and my research. Enjoy!
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My latest research activities
My academic career
PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) on "Observations and simulations of polarized radiation as tracer of magnetic fields in star formation"...
Diploma in physics (Dipl.-Phys.) Thesis title: "Magnetic fields in star formation"...
Grant from the Chilean government to carry out independent research, hosted at Universidad de Chile (w Laura Perez)....
Grant to carry out independent research within the Millenium ALMA Disk nucleus (MAD), hosted at Universidad de Chile (w Simon Casassus) and Universidad Diego Portales (w Lucas Cieza)....
What I do
The influence of magnetic fields in protoplanetary disks is described theoretically. However, the magnetic field properties, the field strength and structure, are still unconstrained. Models of the polarized dust emission in these disks, combined with observations and 3D magneto-hydrodynamic simulations, may illuminate these constrains.
Magnetic fields in Bok globules are very exciting since they may be the missing mechanism in the understanding of low-mass star formation. Without this additional influence, theory overpredicts the star formation rate (SFR) by two orders of magnitude.
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Departamento de Astronomia
Universidad de Chile
Camino El Observatorio #1515,
Las Condes, Santiago, Chile.
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