Welcome! I am currently a FONDECYT postdoctoral fellow in the Instituto de Astrofísica at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. My research is focused on merger-driven transformation of galaxies across a wide range of mass. I use observations (radio, mm/submm, infrared, and optical) in concert with N-body simulations to understand the interplay between star formation, active galactic nuclei, feedback, and the interstellar medium in mergers. This is leading to an improved understanding of the processes which drive extreme star formation and morphological changes in galaxies.
- 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.
- 18 November 2015: The HCN/HCO+ article has been published in ApJ.
- 28 September 2015: An article I authored with a group of collaborators, on the HCN and HCO+ emission from local (U)LIRGs, has been accepted for publication by The Astrophysical Journal and a preprint is available on the arXiv.