Welcome! I am currently a FONDECYT postdoctoral fellow in the Instituto de Astrofísica at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. My research is focused on merger-driven transformation of galaxies across a wide range of mass. I use observations—from telescopes such as ALMA, the VLT, and the VLA—in concert with N-body simulations to understand the interplay between star formation, active galactic nuclei, feedback, and the interstellar medium in mergers. In particular, I study the molecular gas properties of extreme starbursts and the evolution of starburst and AGN activity as mergers progress.
- 30 June 2016: “Kinematically Identified Recoiling Supermassive Black Hole Candidates” has been published in the Astrophysical Journal.
- 22 June 2016: Preprints are now available for three papers I co-authored, which have recently been accepted for publication, on recoiling supermassive black hole candidates, morphology and molecular gas fractions of LIRGs, and Hα imaging of submillimeter galaxies. All three are in press at the Astrophysical Journal.
- 02 April 2016: Two papers I co-authored, on an obscured low-luminosity AGN in NGC 6286 and neutral hydrogen in compact groups of galaxies have recently been published in the Astrophysical Journal and the Astronomical Journal, respectively.
- 20 January 2016: I have moved to the Instituto de Astrofísica at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
- 06 December 2015: I chatted with Carrie Nugent about galaxy mergers for an episode of her “Spacepod” podcast.