Incoming visits

Fernández Ontiveros, Juan Antonio
Filiation: Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (INAF-IAPS
Biography
Dr. Fernández Ontiveros completed his Ph.D. at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias in 2010, focused on the study of AGN with high-angular resolution techniques. During his stay at the Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy (2010-2013), in Bonn, he gained experience with infrared interferometry, observing some of the faintest nuclei accessible with this technique. Then, he moved to the Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (INAF) in Rome (Italy), where he built the largest IR spectroscopic database of AGN with Spitzer and Herschel observations. This work allowed him to become an active member of the galaxy evolution working group supporting the SPICA mission - an IR astronomical observatory pre-selected for the phase A study of the ESA M5 mission - coordinating the group dedicated to the study of the chemical evolution of galaxies. He is also leading an ALMA survey of molecular gas outflows in nearby galaxies.
Date:
April, 20th
- May, 13th 2020
Fuller, Gary Anthony
Filiation: The Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, Department of Physics & Astronomy, School of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Manchester, UK
Biography
Gary Fuller is Professor of Astrophysics at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics (JBCA) in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, UK. His research interests include the observational study of star formation, particularly at radio to submillimetre wavelengths, and the development of millimetre/submillimetre instrumentation. He has published over 220 papers and supervised over 20 PhD students. Prof. Fuller was PI of the ESO funded ALMA Band 2 Development project to study the critical components for a new receiver system for ALMA, leading an international team to successfully deliver the development programme. Prof Fuller is the principal investigator and lead-scientist of the UK ALMA Regional Centre (ARC) Node which is based in JBCA. In the Department of Physics & Astronomy, Prof. Fuller has held a range of senior positions. Currently he is Head of Internationalisation for Latin America in the Faculty of Natural Sciences.
Date:
April, 1st
- May, 31st 2020
Namumba, Brenda
Filiation: Radio Astronomy Research Group, Rhodes University, PO Box 94, Makhanda, 6140, South Africa
Biography
Dr. Namumba completed her undergraduate fellowship in Zambia, where she worked as teaching assistant, and as fellow of the South African National Astrophysics and Space Science Program. She completed her MSc in 2015 and she won the 3rd prize from the South African Institute of Physics for her PhD oral presentation. After completing it (2019) she received a SARAO postdoctoral fellowship entering the group of SARCHI chair Prof. Smirnov, under supervision of Dr. Józsa, at Rhodes University/SARAO. She is hence a young postdoc who became the first Astrophysicist and PhD in Astronomy from Zambia. She focuses on the evolution and dynamics of dwarf and group galaxies, has reduced SKA precursor MeerKAT data and is PI of a recently approved proposal with MeerKAT. She is an experienced user of CARACal (Containerized Automated Radio Astronomy Calibration) and a specialist in interpreting the HI kinematics of dwarf galaxies.
Date:
February, 22nd
- April, 19th 2020
Ramakrishnan, Venkatessh
Filiation: Universidad de Concepcion
Biography
He obtained his doctorate degree from the Aalto University in April 2016 through a thesis on the study of Multifrequency connection in blazars. One of his specialties is the statistical analysis of variability to infer the properties of the emitting regions. He started to focus on the magnetic field properties in active galaxies through polarimetric observations as part of the POLAMI programme (PI'ed by I. Agudo at the IAA-CSIC). Venkatessh is responsible for most current POLAMI studies. He is also an active member of the EHT consortium that maps the black hole in the galactic centre and M87 galaxy. He is responsible for observations at the APEX telescope in Chile, which is a part of the EHT network. His other contributions to this project include the calibration of the ALMA interferometric data and EHT as a whole, and as well as in various imaging procedures to reconstruct the image.
Date:
February, 1st
- 21st 2020
Cid Fernandes, Roberto
Filiation: Universidad Federal de Santa Catarina
Biography
Dr. Cid Fernandes holds a PhD from the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (1995). Postdoctoral and sabbatical stays at UFRGS (1996), Johns Hopkins University (2000) and the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (2011-2012). He is currently a professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, where he teaches Physics and Astrophysics. He was coordinator of the 2008-2011 UFSC Physics postgraduate program. He has experience in astronomy, with emphasis on extragalactic astrophysics: active galaxies, stellar populations, large databases. He has developed the spectral synthesis code STARLIGHT and the database containing www.starlight.ufsc.br detailed for 1 million SDSS galaxies, public tools widely used in the data of the international community.
Date:
January, 10th
- February, 10th 2020
Frattin, Elisa
Filiation: Università degli Studi di Padova, Padova (Italy)
Biography
Elisa Frattin did her bachelor degree in Astronomy at the Universita degli Studi di Padova (Italy). She studied her Master degree in Astronomy at the same University. Her Master Thesis was dedicated to the study of “Methods for the preliminary orbit determination of asteroids” obtaining the highest qualification, cum laude. She did her PhD at the Universita degli Studi di Padova under the supervision of G Cremonese, I Bertini and M, Lazzarin. Her research was focused on the characterization of 67P dust particles by analyzing OSIRIS/Rosetta images. After completing her PhD in 2018 she has become postdoctoral researcher at the University of Padova. Elisa is currently assistant scientist of the OSIRIS/Rosetta research group and member of the OSIRIS/Rosetta Dust working group. She has published 11 Q1 publications.
Date:
January, 8th
- April, 6th 2020
Díaz García, Luis Alberto
Filiation: ASIAA (Taiwan)
Biography
In 2017, Dr. Luis A. Díaz-García obtained his Ph.D. in Astrophysics at the University Complutense de Madrid (UCM) under the supervision of Dr. Javier Cenarro Lagunas (CEFCA). In the same year, he obtained a postdoc fellow for 6 months to work within the CEFCA project: "Formation and evolution of galaxies in the 4D multi-filter surveys J-PLUS y J-PAS from OAJ". Since July 2018, he lives in Taipei (Taiwan) to work as postdoc at Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA) under the supervision of Proff. Keiichi Umetsu. His primary interest lie in the field of formation and evolution of galaxies (stellar populations, SED-fitting techniques, etc.) in large astronomical surveys. Currently, he is also participating in weak lensing studies (magnification bias), galaxy clusters, and cluster simulations. For these purposes, he is an active member of the ALHAMBRA, J-PLUS, J-PAS, and HSC-SSP collaboration, and more recently, in the 300th simulation project.
Date:
January, 7th
- February, 7th 2020
Marziani, Paola
Filiation: INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova
Biography
Paola Marziani obtained her Ph.D. in Astrophysics at SISSA in 1991, with a thesis on Accretion Flows in Active Galaxies, under the supervision of Prof. D. W. Sciama. After postdoctoral experiences in the USA, Mexico and Italy, she joined the research staff of the INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova in December 1995. Her research interests encompass quasars and Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN), photoionization and dynamical modelling of gaseous regions producing emission lines in a variety of contexts (from emission line stars to the most powerful quasars), small and large scale structures in the Universe, and observational cosmology.
Date:
November, 18th 2019
- March, 5th 2020
Oshagh, Mahmoudreza
Filiation: Institut für Astrophysik Göttingen
Biography
I did my education until the Master degree in physics in Iran, where I am originally from. Following it, I did my PhD in a very active and recognized ERC funded "ExoEarths" group in the Center for Astrophysics of University of Porto, under the supervisions of Prof. Dr. Nuno Santos and Prof. Dr. Nader Haghighipour (University of Hawaii). After obtaining my PhD, I was offered a one-year Post-Doc in the Center for Astrophysics of University of Porto on a project related to the CHEOPS (ESA's mission) preparation. For my second Post-Doc, I was awarded a DFG research grant to perform my own research project related to probe the influence of stellar activity on obliquity of transiting exoplanets, in the institute for astrophysics of university of Goettingen. Moreover, I have been involved in PLATO mission and CARMENES consortium. Recently, I was awarded an International Cooperation Program grant between Germany and Portugal.
Date:
November, 5th 2019
- January, 20th 2020
Alvarez-Candal, Alvaro
Filiation: Observatorio Nacional de Rio de Janeiro , Brasil
Biography
Dr. Alvarez-Candal graduated as B.Sc. in Astronomy at the University of Córdoba (Argentina) in 2002. In 2006 he obtained his doctorate in Astronomy at the Observatório Nacional de Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). He became fellow of the European Space Agency (2007-2008, external fellowship at LESIA/Observatoire de Paris, France) and fellow at the European Southern Observatory (2009 - 2013, support astronomer at the VLT in Chile). In July 2013 he obtained a tenure track position at the Observatório Nacional in Rio de Janeiro. He was authored and co-authored over 50 research articles with over 1,000 citations and an H-index over 23 in the field of Planetary Sciences, in particular, observational studies of Minor Bodies, in particular observations in the visible and near-infrared of trans-Neptunian objects. He has supervised one M.Sc. dissertation and is currently supervising three Ph.D. students.
Date:
October, 29th 2019
- January, 15th 2020
Amorín, Ricardo
Filiation: Universidad de La Serena
Biography
Associate Professor at Universidad de La Serena (ULS, Chile), where he combines research and teaching activities since 2018, including the coordination of the Masters program in astronomy of the ULS. Ricardo's main research activities are related to the broad field of Galaxy Formation and Evolution. The understanding the starburst-driven evolution of low-mass galaxies over cosmic time, along with the mechanisms involved in the triggering and regulation of massive star formation and their impact on the chemical evolution, kinematic properties, and ionization of the interstellar and intergalactic medium, constitute his main research interests. He is actively involved in several large international collaborations, such as ESTALLIDOS, CANDELS, ASTRODEEP, VUDS, VANDELS, ALMA/ALPINE, HST/CLASSY, JWST/JADES, among others. Within these projects, Ricardo and his team lead multiwavelength studies focused on the most extreme emission-line galaxies at low and high redshifts, which are aimed at providing new insights on the early stages of galaxy evolution.
Date:
October, 14th
- 25th 2019
Pilyugin, Leonid
Filiation: National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Biography
Leonid Pilyugin is a researcher at the Main astronomical observatory of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Kiev, Ukraine). Currently he is head of laboratory. His main field of expertise is the extragalactic astronomy, the structure and evolution of galaxies. He constructed the model of the chemical evolution of galaxies taking into account the enriched galactic winds and the self-enrichment of the star formation regions. He suggested several calibrations for the determination of the oxygen and nitrogen abundances in the interstellar medium of galaxies. He determined the abundance distributions across spiral and irregular galaxies and studied the relations between the chemical and other macroscopic characteristics of galaxies.
Date:
June, 19th
- July, 19th 2019
Sánchez Bermúdez, Joel
Filiation: European Southern Observatory
Biography
Dr. Joel Sánchez Bermúdez is an astronomer researcher at the European Southern Observatory, and member level I of the Mexican National System of Researchers. In 2017 he won the prestigious Humboldt Fellowship to make a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute in Germany. Previously, in 2014 he obtained the prize to the best doctoral thesis (ex Aequo) by the Spanish Astronomical Society.
Date:
May, 23rd
- June, 17th 2019
Viana Almeida, Pedro
Filiation: Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço
Biography
Pedro Viana Almeida is an astronomer from the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço, Portugal. He is specialized in planet detection around low-mass stars at the time of star and planet formation (0.5-10 10⁶ years) using high-precision radial velocities. His expertise is focused on the analysis of Optical and Near-Infrared spectroscopy and in the development of computational methods and analysis tools for the characterization of atmospheric and/ or orbital parameters of old and young stellar objects.
Date:
April, 12th 
October, 1st
- July, 11th 2019
- December, 1st 2019