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Welcome!
Currently I am working as an astrophysicist, after moving to the other side of the planet, in the beautiful city of Valparaiso in Chile.

This website serves practically as a personal (collective) online log/notebook about my whereabouts in Astronomy, occupying most of my everyday(/night) life. However, starting around the beginning of 2017, I decided to include (with time) some more stuff from other activities (I am not just an astrophysicist! 🙂 ).

Feel free to tour around and you may find something interesting or useful perhaps, if not … what the frak … nobody is perfect!

News

— After 2 months from the initial rumors, LIGO/VIRGO and other observatories admitted that the first ever detection of a gravitational wave event GW170817 and its electromagnetic counterpart (SSS17a). The papers, in which I contributed, were published today at Science:
Light curves of the neutron star merger GW170817/SSS17a: Implications for r-process nucleosynthesis and Early spectra of the gravitational wave source GW170817: Evolution of a neutron star merger
Mini AstroPro Track
Since January 2017, I am based at the Institute for Physics and Astronomy, of the University of Valaparaiso, Chile, working on massive stars with Michel Curé

Previously, I spend 2.5 years as a post-doc researcher at Stellar Physics Department of the Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences. I worked with Michaela Kraus on massive stars and, in particular, how they lose mass in specific evolutionary phases (such as yellow hypergiants, B[e] supergiants, luminous blue variables) and form their environment.

I obtained my PhD in September 2014 from the Physics Department of the University of Crete (Heraklion, Greece) under the guidance of Andreas Zezas, working on High-Mass X-ray Binaries in the Small Magellanic Cloud and our Galaxy.

Interests
> My research is in Observational Astrophysics, with focus on massive stars, x-ray binaries, variable stars, stellar populations in different environments, exoplanets
> Other interests include Professional-Amateur networking and collaborations, and Openness in Astronomy.

Publications

NASA/ADS | Google Scholar
ORCID 0000-0002-0891-7564 | ResearcherID S-5054-2017
PhD Tree


Contact

Instituto de FĂ­sica y AstronomĂ­a,
Universidad de ValparaĂ­so
Av. Gran Bretaña 1111, Casilla 5030, Valparaíso, Chile

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OndrejovObs-2

Night view of the Ondrejov Observatory.