I am a prize postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Florida. My research is focused on the physical processes that drive evolution 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.
In addition to my research, this website has some biographical information.
Upcoming Conferences and Talks
- (11 – 14 March 2018) “Galaxy interactions and mergers across cosmic time” (Sexten, Italy).
- (18 June – 07 July 2018) “The Astrophysics of Massive Black Hole Mergers: From Galaxy Mergers to the Gravitational Wave Regime (Aspen, CO).
- 22 January 2018: Our latest paper, presenting optical, near-infrared, and millimeter observations of the dual AGN system Mrk 463 (Treister+), has just been accepted for publication in the Astrophysical Journal. A preprint is now available.
- 19 December 2017: We have recently obtained the first imaging and spectroscopy of the molecular outflow in Arp 220. The results are described in a preprint (Barcos-Muñoz+) and the paper will appear in the Astrophysical Journal Letters.
Update (02 February 2018): This article is now available from ApJL and the ALMA observatory issued an image release for this paper.
- 16 November 2017: A preprint is now available for a paper I contributed to. “A hidden molecular outflow in the LIRG Zw 049.057” (Falstad+) presents new ALMA, SMA, and VLA observations of a low-redshift infrared galaxy, finding evidence for a molecular outflow and peculiar properties in the OH emission. The paper has been accepted for publication in Astronomy & Astrophysics.
Update (02 February 2018): The article is now published in A&A.