I'm the Bart J. Bok postdoctoral fellow at the Steward Observatory in the University of Arizona and a formerly postdoctoral fellow at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) and a Gruber Foundation fellow at the same institution. I did my PhD in Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University working on planet formation and orbital dynamics. Previous to this, I did my undergraduate studies at Universidad Catolica in Chile in astronomy and engineering stuyding the thermal evolution of neutron stars.

Although my main research interests continue to be on exoplanets, my recent research also focuses on the dynamical evolution of compact-object systems including the production of gravitational-wave sources and the pollution of white dwarfs (check my research blog and publications).

I'm originally from one of the southernmost settlements of the American continent in the Chilean Patagonia (where?) and the academic journey has been constantly taking me north from there.




Planet formation and evolution, orbital dynamics, disk-planet interaction, planet demographics

2010 - 2015

Princeton University, USA

PhD. Astrophysical Sciences

Compact objects

Thermal evolution of neutron stars, gravitational-wave sources, accretion disks

Stellar dynamics

Multiple stellar systems, galactic center


Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Chile

B.S. Astronomy


Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Chile

B.S. and professional degree in Mathematical Engineering