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Yoshiharu Asaki

System Astronomer

Yoshiharu Asaki

E-mail:

Yoshiharu Asaki

Science Interests:

Dynamics of gas motions around evolved stars and of massive star forming regions by observing astrophysical masers. Precise astrometry using radio interferometry with an accuracy of milli arcseconds.

Technical interests:

Calibration techniques for correcting interferometer observable errors especially due to the Earth atmosphere and interferometer instruments.

Loreto Barcos Muñoz

NRAO-ALMA Fellow

Loreto Barcos Muñoz

E-mail:

Loreto Barcos Muñoz

Science Interests:

Star formation in local major mergers. Gas and dust properties in local ultra-luminous and luminous infrared galaxies (U/LIRGs). Starbursts. Connection between mergers and active galactic nuclei. Galaxy formation and evolution.

Technical interests:

cm/mm/submm interferometry, VLBI and single dish. High angular resolution imaging. Radio continuum and spectral observations. Imaging techniques.

John Carpenter

Observatory Scientist

John Carpenter

E-mail:

John Carpenter

Science Interests:

Circumstellar disks, debris disks, structure of molecular clouds, and star formation.

Technical interests:

mm/submm. interferometry, single-dish mm/submm astronomy, statistics

Chin-Shin Chang

Science Archive Content Manager

Chin-Shin Chang

E-mail:

Chin-Shin Chang

Science Interests:

Galaxies and supermassive black holes, jets and outflows. Active Galactic Nuclei studies using Very Long Baseline Interferometry, in particular the VLBI kinematics and the multi-wavelength studies (radio/optical/X-ray/gamma-ray) on AGN inner-jet. M87 jet dynamics.

Technical interests:

VLBI wide-fied imaging, high-dynamical-range interferometric imaging, mm/sub-mm data calibration, single-dish data calibration and imaging.

Stuartt Corder

Deputy Director

Stuartt Corder

E-mail:

Stuartt Corder

Science Interests:

Debris disks, proto-stellar disks, proto-stellar environments, high-mass star formation, dynamics and feedback in nearby star-forming clouds.

Technical interests:

mm/submm. interferometry, high fidelity imaging, mosaicking with interferometers.

Juan Cortés

Operations Astronomer

Juan Cortés

E-mail:

Juan Cortés

Science Interests:

Interacting and merging Galaxies, lenticular and elliptical galaxies, galaxy formation, galaxy evolution along z, high-z submillimeter galaxies, galaxy stellar and gas dynamics.

Technical interests:

mm/submm. interferometry, Integral Field spectroscopy, single-dish mm/submm astronomy.

Paulo Cortés

Operations Astronomer

Paulo Cortés

E-mail:

Paulo Cortés

Science Interests:

Star formation, magnetic fields, formation of molecular clouds, interacting and merging galaxies, galaxy formation, galaxy evolution, high-z submillimeter galaxies.

Technical interests:

mm/submm. interferometry, single-dish mm/submm astronomy, parallel and distributed computing.

Bill Dent

System Astronomer

Bill Dent

E-mail:

Bill Dent

Science Interests:

Protostellar disks, debris disks, planet formation, protostellar outflows, Galactic Centre, line & continuum radiative transfer models.

Technical interests:

Correlators & frontend receivers, ir & submm spectroscopy, interferometry.

José Miguel Fernández Contreras

Data Analyst

José Miguel Fernández Contreras

E-mail:

José Miguel Fernández Contreras

Science Interests:

Star formation, proto-planetary disks, binary stellar systems, extrasolar planets.

Technical interests:

Optical/Infrared imaging, photometry, spectroscopy; sub-mm/mm/radio interferometry 

Ed Fomalont

Senior Astronomer

Ed Fomalont

E-mail:

Ed Fomalont

Science Interests:

Astrometry, tests of General Relativity, VLBI especially from space, evolution of binary stellar systems, evolution of AGN and star-forming galaxies and cosmology.

Technical interests:

Interferometric analysis and software, high dynamic range imaging, micro-arcsecond astrometric precision, polarization interferometry.

Harold Francke

Science Archive Content Manager

Harold Francke

E-mail:

Harold Francke

Science Interests:

Galaxy formation and evolution, especially at high redshift, and its relation to active galactic nuclei. Cosmology and large scale structure.

Technical interests:

Optical and NIR imaging and spectroscopy data processing. Radio, mm and sub-mm interferometry and aperture synthesis. Multiwavelength datasets analysis.

José Gallardo Narbona

Science Archive Content Manager

José Gallardo Narbona

E-mail:

José Gallardo Narbona

Science Interests:

Evolutionary models of low mass stars, brown dwarfs and extrasolar planets. Atmospheric models of young stellar and sub-stellar objects. Intermediate and high mass star formation. Proto-stellar outflows, proto-stellar and debris disks. Binary stellar systems.

Technical interests:

Optical/infrared imaging, photometry, spectroscopy; sub-mm/mm/radio interferometry

Jorge F. García Yus

Science Archive Content Manager

Jorge F. García Yus

E-mail:

Jorge F. García Yus

Science Interests:

Galactic structure, star formation, solar system and exoplanets.

Technical interests:

Optical/IR/MIR imaging and photometry. Multi wavelength surveys, catalog and databases. Ground telescope observations. Ultimately VO interoperability.

Diego García-Appadoo

Operations Astronomer

Diego García-Appadoo

E-mail:

Diego García-Appadoo

Science Interests:

Gas (atomic and molecular) and dust in nearby galaxies (spirals & early-type), dynamics and galaxy evolution, ISM, environmental effects in galaxies, star formation and SFR in galaxies, galaxy clusters, global properties of galaxies, low surface brightness galaxies, GRBs.

Technical interests:

cm/mm/submm. interferometry techniques and observing strategies, single dish heterodyne and continuum observations, bolometers and data reduction.

Laura Gómez

Science Archive Content Manager

Laura Gómez

E-mail:

Laura Gómez

Science Interests:

Star formation at early evolutionary stages, fragmentation and structure of molecular clouds, proper motions of radio sources.

Technical interests:

cm/mm/submm interferometry, cm/mm/submm single dish techniques (bolometer and heterodyne), mosaicking with interferometer, combining interferometry and single dish data.

Sebastián González Flores

Science Archive Content Manager

Sebastián González Flores

E-mail:

Sebastián González Flores

Science Interests:

Calibration in radio astronomy, Data Mining, Scientific visualization, Data Science, Statistics and Predictive Analytics.

Technical interests:

Python, No-SQL, Columnar Databases, ETL process, Anaconda, Pandas, MongoDB, Big Data, Hadoop, Plotly.

Itziar de Gregorio-Monsalvo

Program Manager

Itziar de Gregorio-Monsalvo

E-mail:

Itziar de Gregorio-Monsalvo

Science Interests:

Star formation, interstellar medium, protoplanetary disks, jets and molecular outflows, multiple young stellar systems, brown dwarfs formation, planetary system formation, astronomical masers, and evolved stars.

Technical interests:

cm/mm/submm. interferometry, cm/mm/submm single dish techniques (heterodyne and bolometer), commissioning interferometers and single dish telescopes, spectroscopy, calibration, data reduction.

Antonio Hales

Operations Astronomer

Antonio Hales

E-mail:

Antonio Hales

Science Interests:

Protoplanetary and debris disks, evolution of circumstellar gas and dust evolution in environments of planet formation, near-IR polarimetry, multiwavelength surveys of the Galactic plane, radio continuum of Herbig Ae/Be stars.

Technical interests:

ALMA commissioning, astrometry, ALMA antennas, solar observations, mm/submm interferometry, image synthesis.

Rubén Herrero-Illana

ESO-ALMA Fellow

Rubén Herrero-Illana

E-mail:

Rubén Herrero-Illana

Science Interests:

Luminous Infrared galaxies, Active Galactic Nuclei, starburst galaxies, interstellar medium, multi-wavelength characterization.

Technical interests:

cm/mm interferometry and single-dish, VLBI technique, high-resolution near-IR imaging.

Violette Impellizzeri

Operations Astronomer

Violette Impellizzeri

E-mail:

Violette Impellizzeri

Science Interests:

Active galactic nuclei, high resolution molecular emission/absorption from tori, water mega-maser emission, accretion disks, supermassive black-holes, high-redshift lines, gravitational lensing, galaxy evolution.

Technical interests:

cm to mm/submm interferometry, VLBI and single dish spectroscopy. Calibration techniques and high fidelity imaging.

 

Seiji Kameno

System Verification Scientist

Seiji Kameno

E-mail:

Seiji Kameno

Science Interests:

Formation and fueling of active galactic nuclei, optimization of radio astronomy system such as interferometry, spectroscopy, and polarimetry.

Ruediger Kneissl

Operations Astronomer

Ruediger Kneissl

E-mail:

Ruediger Kneissl

Science Interests:

Observational cosmology, cosmic microwave background, clusters of galaxies, Sunyaev-Zel'dovich observations, radio- and sub-mm galaxies.

Technical interests:

cm-submm interferometry and single dish, bolometer arrays, imaging techniques and simulations.

Stéphane Leon

System Astronomer

Stéphane Leon

E-mail:

Stéphane Leon

Science Interests:

Effects of the environment on stellar systems, globular clusters, dynamics of the molecular gas in galaxies, ISM content of radio galaxies, barred and isolated galaxies.

Technical interests:

mm/submm, interferometry and single dish, wide field telescopes, numerical simulations.

Cristián López

Data Analyst

Cristián López

E-mail:

Cristián López

Science Interests:

Star Formation, Giant Molecular Clouds, and gas and dust in the ISM.

Technical interests:

Continuum and Spectral observations in mm/sub-mm single dish and interferometric telescopes. Verification and optimisation of single dish and interferometric arrays.

 

Gautier Mathys

Proposal Handling Team Manager

Gautier Mathys

E-mail:

Gautier Mathys

Science Interests:

Stellar and solar magnetic fields, stellar pulsation, atomic spectroscopy.

Technical interests:

Optical high-resolution (échelle) spectroscopy, spectropolarimetry.

Hugo Messias

ALMA Fellow

Hugo Messias

E-mail:

Hugo Messias

Science Interests:

Galaxy and super-massive black-hole (co-)evolution; gas content and dynamics; galaxy growth mechanisms; IR-selected AGN; distant (sub-)millimeter/radio-selected galaxies; fundamental couplings variation.

Technical interests:

sub-mm to radio interferometry, calibration.

Lars-Ake Nyman

Head of Science Operations

Lars-Ake Nyman

E-mail:

Lars-Ake Nyman

Science Interests:

Evolved stars, star formation, distribution of molecular gas in the Milky Way.

Technical interests:

mm/submm. single dish and interferometry techniques.

Andrés Felipe Pérez-Sánchez

ESO-ALMA Fellow

Andrés Felipe Pérez-Sánchez

E-mail:

Andrés Felipe Pérez-Sánchez

Science Interests:

Stellar evolution. Circumstellar envelopes of late type stars. Molecular outflows, Maser emission and radio continuum emission towards post-AGB stars. Polarized Maser emission.

Technical interests:

Observations, calibration, imaging, and analysis of interferometry data at cm/mm/sub-mm wavelengths. Polarized radio continuum and spectral line emission.

Neil Phillips

System astronomer

Neil Phillips

E-mail:

Neil Phillips

Science Interests:

Circumstellar debris discs and the environments in planetary systems. The solar neighbourhood. Stellar peculiarities and flux distribution modelling. Near-Earth asteroids.

Technical interests:

Sub-mm / far-IR instrumentation and observing techniques. Calibration. Photometry. Astrometry. Astronomical databases. Programming. RF electronics. Tinkering with anything technical!

Kurt Plarre

Data Analyst

Kurt Plarre

E-mail:

Kurt Plarre

Science Interests:

Bayesian methods, inverse problems in Astronomy

Technical interests:

mm/sub-mm astronomy. Antenna/array verification, maintenance and calibration. Data manipulation and visualization. Data reduction. Web development.

Adele Plunkett

ESO-ALMA Fellow

Adele Plunkett

E-mail:

Adele Plunkett

Science Interests:

Star formation, jets and molecular outflows, structure of molecular clouds, evolution of clustered star formation.

Technical interests:

cm/mm/submm interferometry, mosaicking with interferometers, combining interferometry and single dish data

Matias Radiszcz

Data Analyst

Matias Radiszcz

E-mail:

Matias Radiszcz

Science Interests:

Dusty disc in white dwarfs, interacting binaries, and evolverd stars. Brown dwarfs, exoplanets, planetary system formation/evolution, and protoplanetary disks. Stellar populations in the Milky Way, and Milky Way structure. Astrometry.

Technical interests:

Sub mm/radio interferometry, and single dish data reduction and calibration. Near-IR/Optical spectroscopy, and photometry. AO(Adaptive optics) near-IR imaging.

Miguel Sánchez Portal

Deputy Program Manager

Miguel Sánchez Portal

E-mail:

Miguel Sánchez Portal

Science Interests:

High-redshift Universe, specifically in relation to the study of galaxy clusters, with an emphasis on the environmental effects in galaxy evolution and comparison of cluster vs. field evolution.  He is also involved interested in the study of the properties of the host galaxies of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) and the interplay between nuclear activity and galaxy evolution.

Technical interests:

Ground- and space-based instrumentation in the optical, IR and (sub)millimeter ranges. Radio interferometry.

Tsuyoshi Sawada

Operations Astronomer

Tsuyoshi Sawada

E-mail:

Tsuyoshi Sawada

Science Interests:

Interstellar medium in the Galaxy and galaxies.

Technical interests:

mm/submm. interferometry and single-dish antennas.

Giorgio Siringo

Front-End Technical Lead

Giorgio Siringo

E-mail:

Giorgio Siringo

Science Interests:

magnetic field and star formation, galactic magnetic field, AGN variability, anisotropies and polarization of the Cosmic Background Radiation

Technical interests:

mm/submm detectors, single-dish, interferometry and polarization, imaging, data reduction

Satoko Takahashi

Science Operations Astronomer

Satoko Takahashi

E-mail:

Satoko Takahashi

Science Interests:

Star formation at early evolutionary stages, fragmentation properties of filamentary molecular clouds.

Technical interests:

mm/submm. interferometry, wide-field interferometric imaging.

Ignacio Toledo

Data Analyst

Ignacio Toledo

E-mail:

Ignacio Toledo

Science Interests:

Diffuse light and evolution in galaxy clusters. Bulge and Galactic plane studies in near-infrared. Extrasolar planetary transits.

Technical interests:

mm/submm interferometry and aperture synthesis. Optical and near-infrared data reduction techniques. Virtual Observatory publishing and data mining.

Liza Videla

Science Archive Content Manager

Liza Videla Altieri

E-mail:

Liza Videla

Science Interests:

Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN), Seyfert galaxies, central engine of AGN, massive black holes at galactic centers, Ultra Luminous Infrared Galaxies (ULIRGs), starburst galaxies, galaxy evolution.

Technical interests:

Data reduction, astronomical databases, Virtual Observatory, interferometric techniques, imaging and spectroscopy in infrared and radio.

Baltasar Vila

Data Management Group Manager

Baltasar Vila Vilaro

E-mail:

Baltasar Vila

Science Interests:

Nuclear activity in galaxies, lenticular and elliptical galaxies, molecular and atomic gas properties along the Hubble Sequence, Milky Way structure.

Technical interests:

mm/submm. interferometry, calibration.

Eric Villard

Deputy of Data Management Group

Eric Villard

E-mail:

Eric Villard

Science Interests:

Planetary atmospheres, exoplanets.

Technical interests:

mm/submm. interferometry, calibrators, astrometry.

 

Celia Verdugo

Data Analyst

Celia Verdugo

E-mail:

Celia Verdugo

Science Interests:

Star formation at low metallicity, molecular gas, molecular clouds and clumps.

Technical interests:

mm/submm astronomy. Single dish and interferometry observations, data reduction and analysis. Bolometers and heterodyne receivers.

 

Linda Watson

ESO-ALMA Fellow

Linda Watson

E-mail:

Linda Watson

Science Interests:

Star formation and the interstellar medium in nearby galaxies, bulgeless disk galaxies, extended ultraviolet (XUV) disk galaxies, galaxy evolution via secular processes.

Technical interests:

cm/mm/sub-mm interferometry, optical/infrared imaging and spectroscopy