People as of March 2013

Rebeca Aladro

  • astrochemistry
  • properties of the interstellar medium in galactic nuclei
fellow, coordinator (ALMA)

Joseph Anderson

  • supernova host galaxies and environments
  • type II supernovae and distance estimation techniques
fellow (Paranal)

Manuel Aravena

  • ISM properties of distant galaxies
  • sub-mm astronomy
fellow (ALMA)

Giovanni Carraro

  • the Magellanic clouds
  • near-field cosmology
staff astronomer (Paranal)

Willem-Jan de Wit

  • massive stars
  • star formation in galaxies
staff astronomer (Paranal)

Catrina Diener

  • high redshift galaxy groups and environment at 2<z<3
  • high redshift QSOs
student (sup.: Ledoux)

Michael Dumke

  • radio emission from galaxies
  • ISM in external galaxies
staff astronomer (APEX)

Dimitri Gadotti

  • structural analysis of galaxies via image decomposition
  • stellar populations, structure and dynamics in galaxy bulges and bars
staff astronomer, coordinator (Paranal)

Diego Garcia

  • neutral Hydrogen in galaxies
  • mm/sub-mm astronomy
staff astronomer (ALMA)

Oscar Gonzalez

  • stellar populations, structure and dynamics in the Milky Way bulge
  • interstellar extinction
fellow (Paranal)

George Hau

  • early type galaxies: morphologies, kinematics and stellar populations
  • stellar systems and intermediate mass black holes
staff astronomer (Paranal)

Valentin Ivanov

  • AGN and starbursts
  • stellar libraries and stellar population synthesis in the infrared
staff astronomer (Paranal)

Jens-Kristian Krogager

  • high-redshift QSO absorbers
  • linking absorption and emission properties of galaxies
student (sup.: Ledoux)

Thomas Kruehler

  • gamma-ray bursts and afterglows
  • high-redshift galaxies and star formation
fellow (Paranal)

Cedric Ledoux

  • QSO absorption-line systems: heavy elements, molecules and dust at high redshift
  • interstellar medium and circumburst environment of gamma-ray burst host galaxies
staff astronomer (Paranal)

Andreas Lundgren

  • molecular gas and star formation in galaxies
  • mm/sub-mm astronomy
staff astronomer (ALMA)

Steffen Mieske

  • extragalactic star clusters and dwarf galaxies
  • near-field cosmology
staff astronomer (Paranal)

Juan Carlos Muñoz Mateos

  • galaxy formation and evolution
  • physics of the interstellar medium
fellow, coordinator (Paranal)

Emanuela Pompei

  • compact groups of galaxies: formation, evolution and characteristics
  • influence of the environment on galaxies
staff astronomer (Paranal)

Myriam Rodrigues

  • high-redshift galaxies
  • properties of the interstellar medium and stellar populations
fellow (Paranal)

Christoph Saulder

  • cosmology
  • elliptical galaxies
student (sup.: Mieske)

Ivo Saviane

  • stellar populations of Galactic globular clusters and
    dwarf galaxies of the Local Group
  • the mass-metallicity relation and its evolution with redshift
staff astronomer (Paranal)

Fernando Selman

  • the stellar initial mass function
  • star formation in galaxies
staff astronomer (Paranal)

Anna Sippel

  • evolution of stellar clusters
  • intermediate-mass black holes
student (sup.: Carraro)

Alain Smette

  • AGN, quasars and gamma-ray burst afterglows
  • gravitational lensing and the modeling of telluric lines
staff astronomer (Paranal)

Jonathan Smoker

  • high velocity clouds and the interstellar medium
  • Magellanic systems
staff astronomer (Paranal)

Sergio Vasquez

  • kinematics and stellar populations in the Galactic Bulge
  • near-infrared spectroscopy in resolved stellar systems
student (sup.: Saviane)

Catherine Vlahakis

  • properties of the molecular and dusty interstellar medium
  • local galaxies
staff astronomer (ALMA)

Tommy Wiklind

  • high redshift galaxies
  • molecular gas in galaxies
staff astronomer (ALMA)