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.
- 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.