Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Institute of Astronomy

Vicuña Mackenna 4860 

Faculty

Felipe Barrientos
PhD 1999 University of Toronto, Canada
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Research interests: Optical astronomy, AGN indentification, Clusters, High-redshift AGN.
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Franz Bauer
PhD 2001 University of Virginia, USA
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Research interests: X-ray astrophysics, Luminous and ultra-luminous infrared galaxies, Obscured AGN, Sub-mm astronomy, AGN Surveys.
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Ezequiel Treister
PhD 2005 Yale University, USA/Universidad de Chile, Chile
Research interests: X-ray astrophysics, Merging galaxies, Cosmic X-ray background, Obscured AGN, AGN Surveys, Integral Field Spectroscopy.
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Postdocs

Demetra De Cicco
PhD 2017 Universita' di Napoli, Italy
Research interests: Variability, Outflows and Feedback, Surveys.
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Tim Hewlett
PhD 2018 University of St Andrews, Scotland
Research interests:  AGN triggering, feedback, galaxy mergers, galaxy evolution, cosmology.
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Federica Ricci
PhD 2017 Università Roma Tre, Italy
Research interests: Ultraviolet and optical astronomy,  Near-IR spectroscopy, Black hole mass measurements, Surveys, Outflows ad Feedback, Luminosity functions.
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Giacomo Venturi
PhD 2018 Università di Firenze, Italy
Research interests: Galaxy evolution, Feedback, Multiphase outflows and jets, Galaxy mergers, Optical and NIR integral field spectroscopy, Submm/mm interferometry, X-ray imaging spectroscopy
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Fabio Vito
PhD 2014 Università di Bologna, Italy
Research interests: X-ray astrophysics, surveys, obscured AGN, Hot DOGs, Luminosity functions, High-redshift AGN.
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Students

Carolina Andonie

[Master]
Research interests: X-ray astrophysics, Obscured AGN, Ray-tracing simulations.

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Lia Sartori
[PhD]

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Research interests: Accretion processes, Variability, Host galaxies, AGN in dwarf galaxies, Multi-wavelength observational astrophysics; Computational astrophysics.

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Former members

Patricia Arevalo
PhD 2006 Ludwig-Maximilians University, Germany
Research interests: X-ray astrophysics, Variability, Clusters of Galaxies, X-ray binaries.
Current position: Faculty at Universidad de Valparaiso, Chile
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Patricia Bessiere
PhD 2014 The University of Sheffield, UK
Research interests: Merging galaxies, Radio galaxies, Stellar populations, Outflows and Feedback.
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Johannes Buchner
PhD 2015 MPE, Germany
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Research interests: X-ray astrophysics, Obscured AGN, Surveys, Astrostatistics, Luminosity functions.
Current position: Postdoc at MPE
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Robert Nikutta
PhD 2012 University of Kentucky, USA
Research interests: Torus, Astrostatistics, Variability, IR astronomy, Dust radiative transfer.
Current position: Scientist at NOAO, USA
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George Privon
PhD 2014 University of Virginia, USA
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Research interests: Luminous and Ultra-luminous IR galaxies, Mergers, single-dish and interferometric
radio/mm/sub-mm astronomy, Dynamical modelling and N-body simulations, Optical integral field spectroscopy.
Current position: Research fellow at University of Florida, USA
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Claudio Ricci
PhD 2011 Université de Genève, Switzerland
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Research interests: X and gamma-ray astrophysics, Luminous and Ultra-luminous IR galaxies, Mergers, Simulations
of reprocessed X-ray radiation (ray tracing), Obscured AGN.
Current position: Faculty at Universidad Diego Portales, Chile
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Cristina Romero Canizales
PhD 2011 Universidad de Granada / Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Spain
Research interests: Luminous and Ultra-luminous Infrared galaxies, Transients, Jets, Radio astronomy, Mergers.
Current position: CASSACA Postdoctoral fellow at Universidad Diego Portales, Chile

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Charlotte Simmonds
Research interests: X-ray astrophysics, Obscured AGN, Redshifts.
Current position: PhD student at the University of Geneva, Switzerland
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Nicolas Tejos
PhD 2013 Durham University, UK

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Research interests: Intergalactic medium, IGM-galaxy connection, Galaxy evolution
Current position: Associate professor at the Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso
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