Magnetic activity and the formation of stars and planets
Julian David Alvarado Gomez: (IMPRS/ESO/LMU, final year) Expert in the characterisation of magnetic activity and the coronae of slowly rotating (solar-type) and planet-hosting stars. Experience in the tomographic technique of Zeeman Doppler Imaging and modelling coronae and space weather in stellar systems using the 3D MHD BATS-R-US codes, part of the Space Weather Modeling Framework.
Logithan Kulenthirarajah: (Home Inst: IRAP/OMP, France, first year)
Characterising the spectra of M dwarfs in the optical and NIR and studying the effects of strong magnetic fields.
Alexis Lavail: (Home Inst: Upsala, Sweden, second year)
Member of the CRIRES upgrade team. Experienced in reducing NIR high resolution spectra and currently measuring the magnetic field strengths in young (T Tauri) stars over a wide range of masses.
Belinda Nicholson: (Home Inst: USQ, Australia, second year) Experienced in modelling the coronae of planet-hosting cool stars and currently mapping magnetic fields in young pre-main sequence stars using HARPS spectropolarimetric data.
Celine Dupont: (Home Inst: DTU, Denmark)
Eliana Amado Gomez: (Home Inst: LMU, Germany)
Visiting Faculty (2015/2016)
Stephen Marsden: (USQ, Australia) Nov 2015 & Feb 2016
Leslie Hebb: (Hobart & William Smith, USA) Summer 2016
Current positions, duties & roles
2014-19 IDEX Chaire, IRAP/OMP, Toulouse, FR
Since 2015: Deputy Head of the Office for Science, Garching
2007- ESO Astronomer, Garching, DE
Since 2007: Observing Programmes Office Astronomer & Editor of the Call for Proposals
Since 2007: ESO Survey Team Member
2005-07 Research Fellow at St Andrews, UK
2003-05 ESA Research Fellow, NL
2000-03 Harvard Smithsonian CfA Fellow, USA
1999-00 Postdoctoral assistant at St Andrews, UK
1995-99 PhD in Astronomy at Univ. St Andrews, UK
1992-95 BSc in Astronomy & Physics at UCL, UK