Astronomers and Astronomical Institutes in Chile

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Astronomical Institutions


Astronomers In Chile

Name Post Scientific Interests Email
Abbott, Timothy Associate Scientist
CTIO
Late stages of binary stellar evolution; Instrumentation; Detectors tabbott@noao.edu
Aladro, Rebeca Fellow,
ESO/Chile
Astrochemistry; Interstellar medium; Nuclei of Galaxies raladro@eso.org

Altmann, Martin

Post-Doc,
U. de Chile

BHB stars, sdB stars, white dwarfs, brown dwarfs, dwarf galaxies; Galactic structure (especially Thick Disk and Halo)

martin@das.uchile.cl

Álvarez, Héctor

Full Professor,
U. de Chile

Galactic structure

halvarez@das.uchile.cl
Anderson, Joseph Fellow,
ESO/Chile
Supernovae progenitors, and constraints using observations of parent stellar populations; Hydrogen-rich type II supernovae light-curves and spectra; Supernova host galaxies janderso@eso.org
Aravena, Manuel Núcleo de Astronomía, Facultad de Ingeniería, Univ. Diego Portales Formation and evolution of high redshift galaxies(star-formation and AGN); Radio and submillimeter extra-galatic astronomy; Multiwavelength galaxy evolution surveys (COSMOS) manuel.aravenaa@mail.udp.cl
Arias, Julia Post-Doc,
U. de La Serena

 

Massive stars; Star Forming Regions; Magellanic Clouds;
Herbig-Haro objects
jarias@dfuls.cl
Asmus, Daniel Fellow,
ESO/Chile
Active Galactic Nuclei, in particular nearby active galaxies; Mid-infrared observations; Ground-based techniques; Astrophysical dust dasmus@eso.org
Barbá, Rodolfo H. Full Professor,
U. de La Serena
Massive star forming regions; Local starbursts; Young clusters
Barrera, Luis Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación,
Depto. de Física
Variable stars, Be, and cataclysmic; Solar system TNOs

lbarrera@umce.cl

Barrientos, Felipe Associate Professor,
PUC
Elliptical galaxies; Cluster of galaxies; Observational cosmology
Beamin, Juan Carlos Student,
ESO/Chile
Nearby stars; Brown dwarfs; Galactic structure jbeamin@eso.org
Beccari, Giacomo
Staff Astronomer, ESO/Chile Exotic stellar populations in globular clusters; Stellar dynamics in star clusters; Pre Main-Sequence stars and protoplanetary disks evolution
Bergmann, Marcel Research Associate, NGSC
CTIO
Galaxy Evolution; Stellar Populations; Galaxy Dynamics; Field vs. Cluster Evolutionary Effects

Blum, Robert

Associate Astronomer,
CTIO

The Galactic Center; Stellar kinematics and mass distribution in the central Milky Way

rblum@noao.edu

Borissova, Jordanka Full Professor,
U. de Valparaíso
Resolved stellar populations of nearby galaxies Young stellar groups; open and globular clusters; variable stars Stellar photometry and spectroscopy; radial velocities
Breitfelder, Joanne Student,
ESO/Chile
Measure of distances in the universe using Cepheids jbreitfe@eso.org

Brillant, Stephane

Staff Astronomer, ESO/Chile

Magnetic fields in Ap and Bp stars: modeling; Radial velocity searches for extra-solar planets; Planet-transit searches

sbrillan@eso.org

Bronfman, Leonardo

Full Professor,
U. de Chile

Molecular Clouds; Galactic structures

leo@das.uchile.cl

Campusano, Luis

Full Professor,
U. de Chile

Superclustering at redshift 0.4-2.0; Quasar surveys; Search for high-z clusters of galaxies and evolution of distant galaxies

luis@arka.das.uchile.cl

Carraro, Giovanni Operations Staff Astronomer
ESO/Chile
Open Star Clusters and Galactic Structure; Kuiper Belt Objects
Casassus, Simon

Assistant Professor,
U. de Chile

 

Planetary nebulae; Star formation
Catelan, Marcio

Associate Professor,
PUC

 

Stellar evolution; Globular clusters; RR-Lyrae variable stars
Chini, Rolf Director of Instituto de Astronomia, UCN Chile Star formation; Exoplanets; AGN rchini@ucn.cl

Clochiatti, Alejandro

Director Astronomy & Astrophysics Dept., Associate Professor,
PUC

SN; Extensive studies of well observed bright events and usage of more distant events as distance estimators

aclocchi@astro.puc.cl

Comerón, Fernando ESO Representative in Chile Young stellar objects at both ends of the stellar and substellar mass function; the study of manifestations of stellar youth at low masses such as accretion and outflows; the dynamics of the interstellar medium. fcomeron@eso.org

Cortés, Juan

Student,
U. de Chile

Galaxy evolution; Galactic dynamics; Clusters of galaxies

jcortes@das.uchile.cl

Costa, Edgardo

Associate Professor,
U. de Chile

Astrometry; Giant Reds

costa@das.uchile.cl

Cuevas, Héctor A. Part-time Associate Professor,
U. de La Serena
Superclusters of galaxies; Spectral classification of galaxies; Cluster of galaxies

Curé, Michel

Full Professor,
U. de Valparaíso

Stellar rotation; Wind of Be and B[e] stars; Radiation driven wind theory

michel.cure@uv.cl

De Boer, Jozua (Jos)
Student,
ESO/Chile
High contrast imaging of circumstellar disks using polarimetry jdeboer@eso.org
De Buizer, James

Research Associate
CTIO

Masers emission in star forming regions; Circumstellar disks and environments
De Propris, Roberto Assistant Astronomer
CTIO
Infrared astronomy; Clusters of Galaxies; Galaxy luminosity function Redshift surveys
De Wit, Willem-Jan Staff Astronomer, ESO/Chile Interferometry; Star formation

wdewit@eso.org

Dent, Bill ALMA Staff Astronomer,
ESO/Chile

Star & planet formation, particularly debris disks; Protoplanetary disks and IR/submm spectroscopy

wdent@alma.cl
Deschamps, Romain Student,
ESO/Chile
Binary stars; Stellar evolution; Doppler tomography rdescham@eso.org
Diener, Catrina Student,
ESO/Chile
High redshift galaxy groups, environment at 2<z<3; Ly α–forest of high redshift QSO’s, environment at 2<z<3 cdiener@eso.org

Dumas, Christophe

Staff Astronomer, ESO/Chile

Small solar system bodies;
Near-infrared spectroscopy and adaptive optics imaging

cdumas@eso.org

Dumke, Michael

Staff Astronomer, ESO/Chile

Molecular gas in galaxies; Cold dust; Extragalactic magnetic fields

mdumke@eso.org

Dünner, Rolando Ph.D. Student,
PUC
Astronomical Instrumentation: Submillimeter
Elliott, Paul
Student,
ESO/Chile
Low-mass stars/brown dwarfs; Circumstellar disk evolution; Binarity/Multiplicity of stars pelliott@eso.org
Ertel, Steve Fellow,
ESO/Chile
Debris disks; Exodiacal dust sertel@eso.org

Escala, Andrés

Post-Doc,
U. de Chile

Black holes in Galaxies; SPH

aescala@das.uchile.cl

Espinoza, Pablo Student,
PUC
Young star clusters; the Initial Mass Function; Extrasolar planets

Faúndez, Santiago

Student,
U. de Chile

Molecular clouds

sfaundez@das.uchile.cl

Fernandez, Jose M. Ph.D. Student PUC & SAO-CfA Predoc Fellow Extrasolar Planets; Low Mass Stars; Supernovae

jfernand@astro.puc.cl

jfernand@cfa.harvard.edu

Gadotti, Dimitri Fellow,
ESO/Chile
Galaxy Formation and Evolution; Galaxy Structure; Black Holes and AGN Activity dgadotti@eso.org
Galaz, Gaspar Assistant Professor, PUC Stellar content of galaxies; Galaxy evolution; Statistical properties of the galaxy distribution ggalaz@astro.puc.cl
Galazutdinov, Gazinur Professor, UCN Interstellar medium ggalazutdinov@ucn.cl

Garay, Guido

Full Professor,
U. de Chile

Compact HII regions, hot ammonia cores, bipolar outflows, disks, and masers; Chemistry of bipolar outflows; Physical properties of molecular clouds

guido@das.uchile.cl

García A., Diego Fellow,
ESO/Chile
Radioastronomy; Gas in galaxies; Nearby and LSB galaxies
dgarcia@eso.org
García Varela, Alejandro José Ph.D. Student, U. de Concepción Extragalactic distance scale; Period-Luminosity relation for Cepheid variables

Geisler, Douglas

Full Professor,
U. de Concepción

Composition, age and content of stellar populations; Globular clusters as probes of galaxy formation

dgeisler@astro-udec.cl

Gieren, Wolfgang

Full Professor,
U. de Concepción

Extragalactic distance scale; Planetary companions to solar type stars

wgieren@astro-udec.cl

Girard, Julien Staff Astronomer, ESO/Chile Adaptive optics; High-angular resolution applications; Active Galactic Nuclei jgirard@eso.org
Gonzalez, Oscar Fellow,
ESO/Chile
Galaxy formation and evolution; Stellar abundances; The galactic Bulge
ogonzale@eso.org

Gregory, Brooke

Scientist,
NIO/GSMT
CTIO

IR Instrumentation: development and operations

bgregory@noao.edu

Gutierrez, Claudia Student
ESO/Chile
Spectral analysis of Type II Supernovae; Spectral diversity and correlations with photometric properties; Metallicity estimation from SNII and SN Progenitors cgutierr@eso.org
Guzman-Ramirez, Lizette Fellow,
ESO/Chile
Planetary Nebulae; Astrochemistry; PAHs guzmanl@eso.org
Hamuy, Mario Associate Professor, U. de Chile Supernovae; Cosmology; GRBs

Hardy, Eduardo

Head, NRAO/AUI-Chile / Adjoint Professor,
U. de Chile

Galaxies; Stellar Populations; Cosmology; ALMA

ehardy@nrao.edu

Heathcote, Steve

Director SOAR, Astronomer
CTIO

Star formation; Herbig-Haro objects; Novae and SN

sheathcote@noao.edu

Hills, Richard

ALMA Project Scientist

Millimetre-wave telescopes

rhills@alma.cl

Infante, Leopoldo Full Professor,
PUC
Galaxy evolution; Pairs, groups and clusters of galaxies; LSB, dwarf and Star forming galaxies in relation to environment; High-z QSOs linfante@astro.puc.cl

Ingerson, Tom

Senior Support Scientist,
CTIO

Optics; Instrumentation

tingerson@noao.edu

Ivanov, Valentin

Staff Astronomer, ESO/Chile

Starburst galaxies; Active galactic nuclei; IR spectroscopy

vivanov@eso.org

Johnston, Evelyn
Fellow,
ESO, Chile
Galaxy evolution; Star formation; Formation of counter rotating discs ejohnsto@eso.org
Jones, David Fellow,
ESO, Chile
Planetary nebulae; 
Post-common-envelope binary stars
djones@eso.org
Juin, Jean-Baptiste Post-Doc,
U. de Concepción
Cosmology; Large-scale structure; Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect jbjuin@astro-udec.cl
Kabath, Petr Fellow,
ESO/Chile
Extrasolar planets; Variable stars pkabath@eso.org
Kaminski, Thomas Fellow,
ESO/ALMA, Chile
  tomkam@ncac.torun.pl
Kaufer, Andreas

Staff Astronomer,
ESO/Chile

Chemical evolution of Local Group galaxies; Variability of hot luminous stars; Optical Instrumentation

akaufer@eso.org

Kneissl, Ruediger

ALMA Science Operations Astronomer

Cosmic Microwave Background; Clusters of Galaxies; Cosmology

rkneissl@eso.org

Kolaczkowski, Zbigniew Post-Doc,
U. de Concepción
Variable stars (pulsating, binary systems)
in Local Group galaxies; open clusters and Galactic Bulge

Kravtsov, Valery

Associate Professor
UCN

Globular clusters and their systems; Evolution of low-mass stars; Variable
stars in globular clusters

vkravtsov@ucn.cl

Krogager, Jens-Kristian Student,
ESO, Chile
Galaxy formation; High-redshift galaxies; The relation between absorption and emission selected galaxies jkrogage@eso.org
Kruehler, Thomas Fellow,
ESO/Chile
GRBs -Gamma Rays bursts; High redshift galaxies;  High-redshift star formation tkruehle@eso.org
Kumar, Brijesh Post-Doc,
U. de Concepción
Star Clusters; Dark halos of galaxies, astronomical
instrumentation.

Kunkel, William

Retired,
LCO

Environments of galaxies; Dwarf stellar systems; Kinematics of Local Group galaxies

kunkel@lco.cl

Lacerna, Ivan Student,
PUC
Galaxy Evolution; Galactic Dynamics; Groups and
clusters of galaxies

Ledoux, Cédric

Staff Astronomer,
ESO/Chile

Quasar absorption line systems; Galaxy formation and evolution; Large-scale structure of the Universe

cledoux@eso.org

Leon, Stéphane ALMA Staff Astronomer,
ESO/Chile
Effects of the environment on stellar systems; ISM content of radio galaxies, barred and isolated galaxies sleon@alma.cl
Leyton, Juan Part-time Assistant Professor,
U. de La Serena
Stellar seismology (Helioseismology); Morphological segregation of galaxy groups; Cosmology

Liller, William

Instituto Isaac Newton

Galactic and extragalactic globular clusters; Galactic structure; Magellanic Clouds; Novae search; Comets; Archeoastronomy

willer@compuserve.com

Lindgren, Harri

PhD astronomy

Galactic structure; Kinematics and abundances of Pop II stars; Pop II binaries; Interstellar lines

hkl1307@gmail.com

Lira, Paulina

Assistant Professor,
U. de Chile

AGN; X-rays

plt@das.uchile.cl

Lo Curto, Gaspare Staff Astronomer, ESO/Chile   glocurto@eso.org

López, Sebastián

Assistant Professor
U. de Chile

QSO absorption lines as a probe of the IGM; Gravitational lensing

slopez@das.uchile.cl

Marconi, Gianni

Staff Astronomer, ESO/Chile

Dwarf galaxies; Globular and open clusters; O and B stars in Magellanic Clouds clusters

gmarconi@eso.org

Mardones, Diego

Assistant Professor, U. de Chile

Stellar formation

dmardones@das.uchile.cl

Marsset, Michaël Student,
ESO, Chile
Solar System’s small bodies (asteroids, comets, TNOs, Trojans) mmarsset@eso.org

Martayan, Christophe

Staff Astronomer, ESO/Chile

Massive stars: O, B, Be, LBV, GRB; Metallicity effects, stellar rotation and evolution; Galaxies, Magellanic Clouds

cmartaya@eso.org

Mathys, Gautier

ALMA Staff Astronomer,
ESO/Chile

Stellar magnetic fields; Abundance anomalies in main-sequence A and B stars; Spectropolarimetry

gmathys@eso.org

Matrà, Luca Student,
ESO, Chile
Gas in Debris disks; Modelling co-emission; MM/Sub-mm line observations lmatra@eso.org
Mawet, Dimitri Staff astronomer,
ESO/Chile
Exoplanet science; High contrast imaging; Coronagraphy dmawet@eso.org

Maza, José

Full Professor,
U. de Chile

SN; Seyfert galaxies; Quasars

jose@das.uchile.cl

Mehner, Andrea Fellow,
ESO/Chile
Eta Carinae (end stages of massive stars, variable massive stars)
amehner@eso.org

Melnick, Jorge

Staff Astronomer, ESO/Chile / Garching

 

Violent star formation; Galactic and extragalactic starbursts; Evolution of massive stars

jmelnick@eso.org

Méndez, René

 

 

Assistant Professor, U. de Chile

 

Stellar populations; Galactic structure; Stellar dynamics and kinematics

rmendez@das.uchile.cl

Mennickent, Ronald

Full Professor, U. de Concepción

Stellar variability; Variable stars: cataclysmic variables, symbiotic stars, Be stars

rmennick@astro-udec.cl

Merand, Antoine

Staff astronomer,
ESO/Chile

Stellar interferometry; Cepheids; Stellar environment

amerand@eso.org

Mieske, Steffen

Staff astronomer,
ESO/Chile

Ultra-compact dwarf galaxies; Internal dynamics of star clusters; the Galaxy luminosity function

smieske@eso.org

Milli, Julien Student,
ESO, Chile
Perfomance of SPHERE (high-resolution contrast images); Study of circumstellar disks with high-contrast imaging jmilli@eso.org

Minniti, Dante

Full Professor,
PUC

Optical-IR astronomy; Galactic structure; Open and Globular clusters; Stellar populations and evolution; Variable stars; Microlensing; Dwarf galaxies

dminniti@astro.puc.cl

Monaco, Lorenzo Staff Astronomer,
ESO/Chile
Study of resolved stellar populatios in the Local Group lmonaco@eso.org
Montenegro, Francisco Staff Astronomer,
ESO/Chile
High-redshift quasars; Multi-wavelength characterisation
of galaxies and quasars
fmontene@eso.org

 

Morelli, Lorenzo Post-Doc,
PUC
Galaxy kinematics;
Stellar population in nearby galaxies;
Microlensing with SuperMACHOS project.
Morrell, Nidia Astronomer,
LCO
Massive stars; Binaries, stars in star forming regions; Supernovae

Motta, Verónica

Full Professor,
U. de Valparaíso

Gravitational lenses; Galaxy evolution

veronica.motta@uv.cl

Moyano, Maximiliano Post-doc, UCN Extrasolar planets mmoyano@ucn.cl
Muñoz Mateos, Juan Carlos Fellow,
ESO/Chile
Galaxy formation and evolution; Interstellar medium jmunoz@eso.org
Muzic, Koraljka/Kora Fellow,
ESO/Chile
Brown dwarfs and low-mass stars; Star forming regions; Galactic center kmuzic@eso.org
Nagar, Neil Associate Professor,
U. de Concepción
Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN): demography and accretion mechanisms; AGN evolution over z = 6 to z = 0

Nikolic, Silvana

FONDAP Post-doc,
U. de Chile

Star formation; Physics and Chemistry of Galactic and Extragalactic Molecular Clouds

silvana@das.uchile.cl

Nitschelm, Christian Staff Astronomer,
Astronomia, Univ. Antofagasta
Binary stars; Spectroscopic binaries; Sco-Cen Complex; Variable stars, Minor bodies of the Solar System christian.nitschelm@uantof.cl

Noel, Fernando

Full Professor,
U. de Chile

Reference systems; Solar astrometry

fnoel@das.uchile.cl

Norman, Dara

NSF Postdoctoral Fellow,
CTIO

Weak gravitational lensing; Large-scale structure; Quasars

dnorman@ctios2.ctio.noao.edu

Nyman, Lars-Åke

Head of Science Operations
ALMA

Envelopes around AGB and post-AGB stars; Large scale structure of the Galaxy; Molecular clouds in relation to star formation

lnyman@alma.cl

Olsen, Knut

Assistant Astronomer,
CTIO

Bubbles; Interstellar reddening; Stellar clusters

kolsen@noao.edu

Padilla, Nelson Assistant Professor,
PUC
Galaxy formation; Large scale structure; CMB;
Cosmological parameters
Parra, Rodrigo Fellow,
ESO/Chile
Continuum and spectral line cm and mm wave interferometric techniques particularly VLBI; Interstellar Masers; Dense molecular gas in star-forming regions

rparra@eso.org

Peck, Alison

Deputy Project Scientist, ALMA

Radio and (sub)mm interferometers; AGN; Molecular gas and dust in galaxies

apeck@alma.cl

Pedreros, Mario

Full Professor,
U. de Tarapacá

Open clusters: main sequence fitting; Cepheids and other objects in clusters;Young clusters and spiral structure; Local group galaxies: proper motions and velocities

mpedrero@uta.cl

Peixinho, Nuno Staff Astronomer,
Astronomia, Univ. Antofagasta
Trans-Neptunian Objects; Minor bodies of the Solar System nuno.peixinho@uantof.cl

Phillips, Mark

Associate Director,
LCO

SN; Extragalactic Astronomy; Cosmic Distance Scale; Cosmology

mmp@lco.cl

Phillips, Neil Test Scientist,
ALMA
Far-IR to radio wavelength observing techniques and instrumentation, calibration; Data reduction algorithms; Astronomical databases and the Virtual Observatory nphillip@alma.cl

Pietrzynski, Grzegorz

Post-Doc,
U. de Concepción

Extragalactic distance scale; Stellar clusters

pietrzyn@astro-udec.cl

Points, Sean

Assistant Scientist,
CTIO

Large-scale structure and evolution of the interstellar medium

spoints@ctio.noao.edu

Pompei, Emanuela

Staff Astronomer, ESO/Chile

Dynamics of gas and stars in spirals; Compact groups of galaxies; Spectroscopy and photometry

epompei@eso.org

Pyrzas, Stylianos Post-Doc, UCN Cataclysmic variables stylianos.pyrzas@gmail.com

Quintana, Hernan

Full Professor,
PUC

Observational astrophysics; Clusters of galaxies; Interacting galaxies; Large scale structures

hquintan@astro.puc.cl

Rabanus, David Head of APEX Submillimetre Astronomy;
Star Formation
Ramírez, Amelia Assistant Professor,
U. de La Serena
Clusters of galaxies; Interacting elliptical galaxies; Brightest Clusters Members

aramirez@dfuls.cl

Reisenegger, Andreas Associate Professor,
PUC
Theoretical astrophysics: neutron stars; stellar magnetic fields; clusters and superclusters of galaxies

Rengaswamy, Sridharan

Staff Astronomer, ESO/Chile

Interferometric imaging: optical / IR / radio interferometry; Astrometry in crowded fields; Circumstellar environments, solar physics

srengasw@eso.org

Richtler, Tom

Full Professor,
U. de Concepción

Globular clusters; Dynamics in the outer haloes of galaxies

tom@astro-udec.cl

Rivinius, Thomas

Staff Astronomer, ESO/Chile

Hot Stars; Circumstellar Environment; Stellar Pulsations

triviniu@eso.org

Rodon, Javier Fellow,
ESO/ALMA, Chile
  jrodon@eso.org

Rodríguez C., Manuel

Part-time Assistant Professor,
U. de La Serena

Variable stars; Magnetic stars; RS CVn; Peculiar ringed galaxies

mrc@dfuls.cl
manrod@elqui.cic.userena.cl

Romanowsky, Aaron Post-Doc,
U. de Concepción
Dynamics of halos of elliptical galaxies; Observation and theory of galaxies and stellar systems

Roth, Miguel

Director,
LCO

Regions of star formation; Stellar evolution; Very-low-mass stars

mroth@lco.cl

Rubio, Mónica

Full Professor,
U. de Chile

Molecular clouds; Magellanic clouds

monica@das.uchile.cl

Ruiz, María Teresa

Full Professor,
U. de Chile

Star clusters; Low-mass stars; White dwarfs

mtruiz@das.uchile.cl

Sabogal, Beatriz Ph.D. Student,
U. de Concepción
Variable stars: eruptive blue stars in the Magellanic clouds; Brown dwarfs

Saviane, Ivo

Staff Astronomer, ESO/Chile

Globular clusters; Dwarf galaxies; Stellar populations and chemical evolution of galaxies

isaviane@eso.org

Schmidtobreick, Linda

Staff Astronomer, ESO/Chile

Stellar populations of our galaxy; Cataclysmic variables; Structure of galactic disks

lschmidt@eso.org

Schuler, Simon

Research Associate, NOAO/CTIO

High-resolution spectroscopy and the chemical abundances of various stellar populations; including open cluster stars, metal-poor stars, and planetary hosts

sschuler@ctio.noao.edu

Selman, Fernando

Staff Astronomer, ESO/Chile

 

Young star clusters in 30 Doradus; Super-associations in galaxies; Extinction laws

fselman@eso.org

Shultz, Matthew Student,
ESO, Chile
Magnetic massive stars; Stellar winds; Magnetic wind confinement mshultz@eso.org

Siringo, Giorgio

Staff Astronomer, ESO/Chile

 

Millimeter and submillimeter astronomy; Magnetic fields and polarization in star forming regions; AGN variability and polarization at mm/submm wavelengths; Anisotropies and polarization of the Cosmic Background Radiation

gsiringo@eso.org

Smette, Alain Staff Astronomer, ESO/Chile Gravitational Lenses; Qso Absorption Lines; Gamma-Ray Bursts

Smith, Robert Chris

CTIO Director

SN; SN remnants; Interstellar medium

csmith@noao.edu

Smoker, Jonathan

Staff Astronomer, ESO/Chile

Interstellar medium; High-Latitude early-type stars; PAGB stars

jsmoker@eso.org

Solis, Basilio Ph.D. Student,
PUC
Cosmology; Galaxies and Clusters of galaxies; Extragalactic Submm Astronomy
Steenbrugge, Katrien Professor, UCN AGN; X-ray spectroscopy ksteenbrugge@ucn.cl

Suntzeff, Nicholas

Astronomer Tenure,
CTIO

Stellar populations; Globular clusters

nsuntzeff@noao.edu

Szeifert, Thomas

Staff Astronomer, ESO/Chile

Physics of luminous hot stars; Chemical evolution of the Milky Way; Polarized light from astronomical objects

tszeifer@eso.org

Szewczyk, Olaf Post-Doc, U. de Concepción Extragalactic distance scale; Stellar clusters; Solar System Objects
Taylor, Matthew
Student,
ESO, Chile
Massive compact stellar systems (GCs, UCDs, etc.); GC systems of galaxies and groups; Formation history of Centaurus A mtaylor@eso.org

Tokovinin, Andrei

Associate Astronomer, GMST
CTIO

Binary and multiple stars (formation, statistics, orbits); Site testing; Adaptive optics

atokovinin@ctio.noao.edu

Tristram, Konrad Staff Astronomer,
ESO/Chile
Dust and gas in active galactic nuclei; Variability of active galactic nuclei, reverberation mapping; High angular resolution imaging and spectroscopy, infrared & submm interferometry ktristra@eso.org
Unda-Sanzana, Eduardo

Director Astronomia
Univ. Antofagasta

Cataclysmic variables; Transiting exoplanets; Minor bodies of the Solar System; Astroengineering

eduardo.unda@uantof.cl

Valcarce, Aldo Student,
PUC
Stellar Evolution, Globular Clusters
Vasquez, Sergio Student,
ESO/Chile
Galactic Astronomy, Globular Clusters svasquez@astro.puc.cl

Van der Bliek, Nicole

Associate scientist,
CTIO

AGB stars in the Galactic Bulge; Colours of (cool) stars; IMF in star forming regions; IR instrumentation and IR standard stars

nvdbliek@noao.edu

Vlahakis, Catherine ALMA Staff Astronomer,
ESO/Chile
Study of the properties of the molecular and dusty interstellar medium, using observations at (sub)millimetre and far-infrared wavelengths cvlahaki@alma.cl

Vogt, Nikolaus

Full Professor,
U. de Valparaíso

Cataclysmic and other variables; Open star clusters

nikolaus.vogt@uv.cl

Vuckovic, Maja

Professor,
U. de Valparaíso

Origin and evolution of hot subdwarf B stars; Asteroseismology of compact pulsators; Binary stars - post common envelope ejection systems

maja.vuckovic@uv.cl
Wahhaj, Zahed
Staff Astronomer,
ESO/Chile
Exoplanets; Brown dwarfs; Circumstellar disks zwahhaj@eso.org
Walker, Alistair Astronomer,
CTIO
Stellar populations; Magellanic clouds; Distance scale; Astronomical instrumentation and CCDs awalker@noao.edu
Watson, Linda
ALMA Fellow,
ESO/Chile
Star formation and the interstellar medium in nearby galaxies; Extended ultraviolet disk galaxies; Active galactic nuclei on the M-sigma relation lwatson@eso.org
Wenderoth, Erich System Support Associate,
Gemini Observatory
Globular clusters; Peculiar ring galaxies ewendero@gemini.edu
Wesson, Roger Fellow,
ESO/Chile
Dust formation by supernovae; Chemical abundances in ionised nebulae; Light echoes from novae and supernovae rwesson@eso.org
Whiting, Alan B. Research Associate,
CTIO
Galaxies in/near the Local Group; Dynamics of the Local Volume; Low surface brightness objects whiting@noao.ctio.edu

Wiklind, Tommy

ALMA Staff Astronomer,
ESO/Chile

Observational cosmology; Galaxy formation & evolution

twiklind@alma.cl
Yang, Bin Fellow
ESO/Chile

Small solar bodies; Planet formation; Astrobiology

byang@eso.org
Zoccali, Manuela Assistant Professor,
PUC
Galactic globular clusters; the Galactic Bulge; the Initial Mass Function mzoccali@astro.puc.cl

Astronomical Institutions

Institutions Telephone Numbers Fax Numbers Address Web sites
Centro de Estudios Cientificos (CECS)
Theoretical Physics Research Lab.
(56 63) 234-500 (56 63) 234-517 or 234-518 Casilla 1469, Valdivia http://www.cecs.cl/
Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory (CTIO) (56 51) 205-200 (56 51) 205-212 Casilla 603, La Serena http://www.ctio.noao.edu/
European Southern Observatory (ESO)/Chile (56 2) 463-3000 (56 2) 463-3101 Casilla 19001, Santiago 19 http://www.eso.org/sci/activities/santiago/
Gemini Observatory (56 51) 205-600 (56 51) 205-650 Casilla 603, La Serena http://www.gemini.edu/
Las Campanas Observatory (LCO) (56 51) 207-301 (56 51) 207-308 Casilla 601, La Serena http://www.lco.cl
National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) (56 2) 210-9600 (56 2) 210-9650 Av. Nueva Costanera 4091, Suite 502, Vitacura, Santiago
https://science.nrao.edu/about/chile
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (PUC) (56 2) 686-4940 (56 2) 686-4948 Casilla 306, Santiago 22 http://www.astro.puc.cl/
Universidad Catolica del Norte (UCN) (56 55) 355-481 (56 55) 355-480 (56 55) 355-497 Avda. Angamos 0610, Antofagasta http://www.iaucn.cl/en/
Universidad de Antofagasta (56 55) 2637596 --- Avda. U. de Antofagasta 02800, Antofagasta http://www.astro.uantof.cl
Universidad de Chile (56 2) 977-1091 (56 2) 977-1095 Casilla 36-D, Santiago http://www.das.uchile.cl/
Universidad de Concepcion (56 41) 204-500 (56 41) 224-520 Avda. Esteban S. Iturra s/n Barrio Universitario, Concepcion http://www.astro-udec.cl/
Universidad de la Frontera (56 45) 325-000 (56 45) 325-950 Casilla 54-D, Temuco http://www.ufro.cl/
Universidad de La Serena (56 51) 204-128 (56 51) 226-662 Benavente 980, La Serena http://www.dfuls.cl/
Universidad de Tarapaca (56 58) 205-436

 

(56 58) 205-435 Avda.Gral Velasquez 1775/ Casilla 7-D, Arica http://www.uta.cl
Universidad de Valparaíso (56 32) 508-426 (56 32) 508-279 Casilla 5030, Valparaíso http://www.dfa.uv.cl
Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación (56 2) 241- 2496 (97)   Avda. José Pedro Alessandri 774, Ñuñoa, Santiago http://www.umce.cl