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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.

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.

Daniel Espada

Deputy Program Manager

Daniel Espada

E-mail:

Daniel Espada

Science Interests:

Molecular and atomic gas properties in galaxies along the Hubble Sequence and as a function of the environment. Nuclear activity in galaxies.

Technical interests:

cm/mm/submm radio-astronomy techniques, interferometry and single dish.

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.

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.

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.

Tomasz Kaminski

ESO ALMA Fellow

Tomasz Kaminski

E-mail:

Tomasz Kaminski

Science Interests:

Stellar mergers and their remnants; molecular spectroscopy at optical to radio wavelengths; circumstellar material around evolved stars; formation of dust; disks and jets.

Technical interests:

high resolution spectroscopy; mm/submm interferometry and image processing; single-dish spectral observations; spectropolarimetry.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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