ABOUT ME

I'm an assistant professor at the Institute for Astrophysics at Universidad Catolica in Chile. I held postdoctoral positions as a Bart J. Bok fellow at the Steward Observatory in the University of Arizona and Gruber Foundation and CITA fellow at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA). 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 studying the thermal evolution of neutron stars.

My main research interests are on gravitational dynamics and exoplanets, while my broader interests span a wide range topics involving stellar and 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.

EDUCATION

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Exoplanets

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

2004-2008

Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Chile

B.S. Astronomy

2002-2009

Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Chile

B.S. and professional degree in Mathematical Engineering