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Ricardo Amorin

Professor (Académico investigador)

Universidad de La Serena

La Serena, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Galaxy formation and evolution; Dwarf galaxies; Starbursts; Chemical abundances and ionization of galaxy nebulae; Morphology, gas content, and kinematics; High redshift galaxies; Reionization; Multiwavelength surveys; Supernova & GRB hosts.

Educación

  •  Astrophysics, Universidad de La Laguna. Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias. España, 2008
  •  Astrophysics, Universidad de La Laguna. España, 2005
  •  Astronomy, Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Argentina, 2003

Experiencia Académica

  •   Professor Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE LA SERENA

    Ciencias

    La Serena, Chile

    Enero 2018 - A la fecha

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Astrofísico Residente Full Time

    Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias

    La Laguna, España

    Enero 2003 - Enero 2007

  •   Postdoctoral Fellow Full Time

    Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía - CSIC

    Granada, España

    Enero 2008 - Enero 2012

  •   Postdoctoral Fellow Full Time

    INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma

    Monteporzio Catone, Italia

    Enero 2013 - Enero 2016

  •   Research Associate Full Time

    University of Cambridge, Cavendish Laboratory

    Cambridge, Reino Unido

    Enero 2016 - Enero 2018

  •   Académico Investigador Full Time

    Universidad de La Serena

    La Serena, Chile

    Enero 2018 - A la fecha

Formación de Capital Humano


Postgraduate students:
2019: PhD Supervisor of Mario Llerena, Universidad de La Serena (Ongoing).
2019: PhD Supervisor of Dania Muñoz, Universidad de La Serena (Ongoing).
2018: Host/collaborator of Lucy Hogarth, 1st-year PhD student at UCL (UK). Role: Supervisor during her visit (2 weeks) to Univ. of Cambridge.
2018: Host/collaborator of Amanda Del Olmo-García, 4th-year PhD student at Universidad de La Laguna (Spain). Role: Advisor during her visit (2-month) to Univ. of Cambridge for her PhD
2017: Host/collaborator of Francesca Marchi, 2nd-year PhD student at Universita di Roma "Sapienza" (Italy). Role: Advisor during her visit (1-month) to Univ. of Cambridge for her PhD Thesis
2015-2016: MSc. Advisor & Mentor of Antonello Calabró for his Laurea Magistrale at Universitá di Roma "Sapienza" (Italy). Duration: One year. Title: "Chemical abundances in low-mass young galaxies". Awarded "Summa Cum Laude".
2015: External MSc. Advisor of Julia Fortuño, Valencian International University, Spain.

Undergraduate students:
2019: Advisor of Matías Rodriguez (Universidad de La Serena) for his Astronomy Degree Thesis at Universidad de La Serena. Duration: 6 months (ongoing). Project: "Chemodynamics of a LyC leaker at redshift z=0.3"
2018: Advisor of Ian Deschamps (University of Pomona, USA) for the "Young American Student Program" at University of Cambridge (UK). Duration: One term. Project: "The impact of gas accretion in galaxy growth"
2017: Advisor of Lucy Hogarth (University College London) for her David & Bridget Jacob Summer Internship at the University of Cambridge (UK). Duration 3 months. Project: "Gas-phase kinematics, star formation and feedback in low-mass starburst galaxies"
2017: Advisor of Stuart Knowles for his Summer Internship (2.5 months) at the University of Cambridge (UK). Project: "Linear and non-linear stacking experiments for radio and optical spectroscopy"


Difusión y Transferencia


Organization of Scientific Meetings
Jan 2019: SOC First ULS-MPA Partner Group Meeting "Galaxy Formation and Evolution". Universidad de La Serena, Chile.
Sep 2018: SOC International conference "Escape of Lyman radiation from galactic labyrinths II". Kolymbari, Greece.
Sep 2017: Chair SOC Kavli Workshop 2017 "Emission Line Galaxies with MOS: from cosmic noon to the reionization era". Kavli Institute for Cosmology, University of Cambridge (UK).
Sep 2017: SOC 60 Reunión Anual de la Asociación Argentina de Astronomía, Malargüe, Argentina.
Sep 2014: LOC III ASTRODEEP meeting. Universitá di Roma, La Sapienza, Rome.
Sep 2013: SOC/LOC International conference "Galaxies meet GRBs at Cabo de Gata", Las Negras, Spain.
Apr 2012: LOC International conference "Metals in 3D: New insights from Integral Field Spectroscopy", Granada, Spain.
Apr 2012: SOC/LOC "IX Workshop Estallidos"}{Granada, Spain.
June 2011: SOC/LOC "First Workshop of the AVOCADO project". Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, France.
Jan 2010: SOC/LOC "VIII Workshop Estallidos". Salobreña, Spain.
Sep 2009: SOC/LOC "First Miniworkshop Estallidos with Integral Field Units", IAA-CSIC, Granada, Spain.

Invited Talks
Aug 2019: Invited Talk "Rapidly forming galaxies at intermediate redshift: clues from deep spectroscopic surveys" in Guillermo Haro Workshop for Advanced Astrophysical Reasearch: "The Formation and Evolution of Super Star Clusters", INAOE Tonantzintla (Mexico).
Jun 2019: Invited Review "Local analogues of high-redshift galaxies" in IAU Symposium 352 "Uncovering early galaxy evolution in the ALMA and JWST era", Viana do Castelo (Portugal)
Oct 2017: Invited Review "Local analogues with a view for JWST" in "Characterizing Galaxies with Spectroscopy with a view for JWST" at Lorentz Center, Leiden (Netherlands).
Jul 2017: Invited Talk "Extreme emission line galaxies: Probing early stages in galaxy evolution" in "Spectral Diagnostics to Explore the Cosmic Dawn with JWST". STScI, Baltimore (USA)
Jan 2017: Invited Talk "Analogs of primeval galaxies at Cosmic Noon: Chemical abundances and physical properties from ultra-deep surveys" in Workshop "The growth of galaxies in the Early Universe - III", Sesto (Italy).
Jan 2016: Invited Talk "Young low-mass galaxies at z~3" in Workshop "The early growth of galaxies: The HST, Spitzer and Herschel joint legacy". Sesto (Italy)
Jan 2015: Invited Talk "Physical properties and metallicity of strong emission line galaxies out to z=4 from VUDS and VANDELS" in Workshop "The Spectral Energy Distribution of high redshift galaxies: lessons learned and open questions". Sesto (Italy)
Jul 2010: Invited Talk "Green Pea Galaxies" in Guillermo Haro Workshop for Advanced Astrophysical Research: "Compact super star clusters, birth, evolution, and feedback". INAOE Tonanzintla (Mexico).
Jan 2009: Invited Talk "The Host of Blue Compact Galaxies" in VI Workshop Estallidos: "Formación de Investigadores e Impacto Académico". Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain).

Invited Colloquia & Seminars
Apr 2018: "Low redshift analogs of the first galaxies" Colloquium of the Astronomy Dept. at University of Groningen (Netherlands)
Jan 2017: "Analogs of primeval galaxies: Chemical abundances and physical properties of young dwarf galaxies at z~3". Seminar at Kavli Institute for Cosmology Cambridge (UK)
Jan 2017: "Star formation and metallicity of low-mass galaxies out to z~1: Recent progress from deep spectroscopic surveys". Seminar at Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge (UK)
Nov 2015: "Estallidos de formación estelar en galaxias enanas". Seminar at Fac. de Ciencias Astronómicas y Geofísicas, Univ. de La Plata (Argentina)
Jun 2014: "Towards the full characterization of rapidly assembling low-mass galaxies out to z=1". Colloquium at Astronomy Department, Stockholm University (Sweden)
Nov 2013: "Extreme emission-line galaxies out to z=1 in zCOSMOS-20k". Seminar at INAF-OAR, Rome (Italy)
May 2013: "Extreme emission-line galaxies: New light on the mass assembly and chemical enrichment of low-mass galaxies". Seminar at IAA, Granada (Spain)
Aug 2012: "Rapidly assembling star-forming galaxies at late cosmic epochs". Seminar at IRAP-CNRS, Toulouse (France)
May 2011: "The Extreme Properties of the Green Pea Galaxies: New Hints from GTC Observations". Colloquium at CAUP-UP, Porto (Portugal)

Selected Media Coverage and Educational Public Outreach
Feb 2019: ProCiencia: Primera Jornada de Astronomia para Estudiantes y Profesores de Ciencias. Universidad de La Serena. Contributed Talk: "Observando las galaxias más lejanas con grandes telescopios" http://prociencia.userena.digital/
Feb 2017: International Press Release INAF (Italy), CSIC (Spain), LAM (France), Geneva (Switzerland) "Baby galassie agli albori dell’universo" http://www.media.inaf.it/2017/03/07/vimos-eso-vlt-galassie
Feb 2017: Nature Astronomy "Views & News" Article "Primeval twins" by A. Shapley, UCLA, highlighting my research paper in the same journal "Analogues of primeval galaxies two billion years after the Big Bang"
Feb 2016: Press release of the American Astronomical Society "NOVA". "Galactic Teamwork Makes Distant Bubbles" http://aasnova.org/2016/02/22/galactic-teamwork-makes-distant-bubbles
May 2012: Invited outreach talk, Ciclo Lucas Lara "Las galaxias guisante: Una versión cercana del Universo primitivo" http://www-divulgacion.iaa.es
December 2010: Press Release: CONSOLIDER-GTC "La galaxia que se confundi\'o con un guisante" http://www.iac.es/consolider-ingenio-gtc/
September 2010: Press Release: JENAM 2010 "Astronomers unveil the mysteries of "Green Pea" galaxies at JENAM conference in a victory for citizen science" http://www.jenam2010.org)
2002-2003: Regular guiding staff of the Museum of Astronomy, Observatory of La Plata (Argentina). Guided tours, public talks and observations for general public
2002-2003: Regular guiding staff of the Observatory of La Plata (Argentina). Guided tours and educational activities for visiting schools and groups of children


Premios y Distinciones

  •   IAC Doctoral Fellowship

    INSTITUTO DE ASTROFISICA DE CANARIAS

    España, 2003

    Full-time Fellowship for PhD studies. Awarded by competition (5 Fellowships awarded per year)

  •   GTC-Consolider2010 Fellowship

    INSTITUTO DE ASTROFISICA DE CANARIAS

    España, 2008

    Full-time 4-year Postdoctoral Fellowship for the scientific exploitation of the First Science with the GTC. The postdoc work was conducted at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, CSIC (Spain)

  •   ASTRODEEP Postdoctoral Position

    INAF- Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma

    Italia, 2013

    3-year postdoctoral position associated to the FP7-SPACE Grant "ASTRODEEP"

  •   Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate

    UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

    Reino Unido, 2016

    3-year research associate position (level 7) associated to the ERC Advance Grant "QUENCH"

  •   Professorship (Académico-Investigador)

    UNIVERSIDAD DE LA SERENA

    Chile, 2018

    Full-time professorship at ULS, funded by ESO-Comité Mixto, working at the Instituto Multidisciplinar of the ULS and associated to the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

  •   Visiting Professor

    UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE LA PLATA

    Argentina, 2015

    Programa de profesores visitantes de la UNLP concursado por la Facultad de Ciencias Astronómicas y Geofísicas

  •   Summer Internship of the Argentine Astronomy Society

    UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE LA PLATA

    Argentina, 2003

    Summer Internship of the Argentine Astronomy Society for outstanding undergraduate students (Funding for BSc Thesis)

  •   Introductory Research Grant

    UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE LA PLATA

    Argentina, 2000

    Research Internship for undergrad students FCAG-UNLP, Argentina. Supervisors: Prof D. Del Cogliano & Prof R. Perdomo. Obtained by competition

  •   J. V. González Prize

    UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE LA PLATA

    Argentina, 2003

    Highest distinction awarded to UNLP graduate students by La Plata City Council, Argentina.


Tipos de Producción
 

Article (95)

Constraining Lyman-alpha spatial offsets at 3 z 5.5 from VANDELS slit spectroscopy
High-velocity outflows in massive post-starburst galaxies at z > 1
Hubble Frontier Field photometric catalogues of Abell 370 and RXC J2248.7−4431: multiwavelength photometry, photometric redshifts, and stellar properties
Inferences on the timeline of reionization at z ˜ 8 from the KMOS Lens-Amplified Spectroscopic Survey
Integral field spectroscopy of Green Peas – I. Disentangling disc-like turbulence and strong outflow kinematics in SDSS J083843.63+385350.5
Simulating and interpreting deep observations in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field with the JWST/NIRSpec low-resolution 'prism'
The VANDELS survey: the star-formation histories of massive quiescent galaxies at 1.0 < 1.3
The VANDELS survey: the stellar metallicities of star-forming galaxies at $\mathbf {2.5 < z < 5.0}$
The VIMOS Ultra-Deep Survey: evidence for AGN feedback in galaxies with CIII]- λ 1908 Å emission 10.8 to 12.5 Gyr ago
ALMA Detection of Extended [CII] Emission in Himiko at z=6.6
Cosmic evolution and metal aversion in superluminous supernova host galaxies
Kiloparsec-scale gaseous clumps and star formation at z=5-7
Ly alpha-Lyman continuum connection in 3.5 <= z <= 4.3 star-forming galaxies from the VUDS survey
Mass and Light of Abell 370: A Strong and Weak Lensing Analysis
Near-infrared Emission Lines in Starburst Galaxies at 0.5 < z < 0.9: Discovery of a Merger Sequence of Extreme Obscurations
O/H-N/O: the curious case of NGC 4670
On the Faint End of the Galaxy Luminosity Function in the Epoch of Reionization: Updated Constraints from the HST Frontier Fields
The faint-end of galaxy luminosity functions at the Epoch of Reionization
The JWST Extragalactic Mock Catalog: Modeling Galaxy Populations from the UV through the Near-IR over 13 Billion Years of Cosmic History
The progeny of a cosmic titan: A massive multi-component proto-supercluster in formation at z = 2.45 in VUDS
The supermassive black hole coincident with the luminous transient ASASSN-15lh
The VANDELS ESO public spectroscopic survey
The VANDELS ESO public spectroscopic survey: Observations and first data release
The VIMOS Ultra Deep Survey: Nature, ISM properties, and ionizing spectra of CIII]lambda 1909 emitters at z=2-4
The VIMOS Ultra-Deep Survey: Emerging from the dark, a massive proto-cluster at z similar to 4.57
AGN-enhanced outflows of low-ionization gas in star-forming galaxies at 1.7 z 4.6
Analogues of primeval galaxies two billion years after the Big Bang
Characterization of star-forming dwarf galaxies at 0.1 less than or similar to z less than or similar to 0.9 in VUDS: probing the low-mass end of the mass-metallicity relation
First Results from the KMOS Lens-Amplified Spectroscopic Survey (KLASS): Kinematics of Lensed Galaxies at Cosmic Noon
Gas accretion from the cosmic web feeding disk galaxies
Lyman continuum escape fraction of faint galaxies at z similar to 3.3 in the CANDELS/GOODS-North, EGS, and COSMOS fields with LBC
New constraints on the average escape fraction of Lyman continuum radiation in z similar to 4 galaxies from the VIMOS Ultra Deep Survey (VUDS)
Optical Line Emission from z similar to 6.8 Sources with Deep Constraints on Ly alpha Visibility
The ASTRODEEP Frontier Fields catalogues III. Multiwavelength photometry and rest-frame properties of MACS-J0717 and MACS-J1149
The MUSE view of the host galaxy of GRB 100316D
The Star Formation Main Sequence in the Hubble Space Telescope Frontier Fields
The VIMOS Ultra Deep Survey first data release: Spectra and spectroscopic redshifts of 698 objects up to z(spec) similar to 6 in CANDELS
The VIMOS Ultra Deep Survey The role of HI kinematics and HI column density on the escape of Ly alpha photons in star-forming galaxies at 2 < z < 4
The VIMOS Ultra-Deep Survey: A major merger origin for the high fraction of galaxies at 2 < &ITz&IT < 6 with two bright clumps
Using photoionization models to derive carbon and oxygen gas-phase abundances in the rest UV
VIMOS Ultra-Deep Survey (VUDS): IGM transmission towards galaxies with 2.5 < z < 5.5 and the colour selection of high-redshift galaxies
An extreme [O III] emitter at z=3.2: a low metallicity Lyman continuum source
CHANDRA COUNTERPARTS OF CANDELS GOODS-S SOURCES
Characterizing elusive, faint dusty star-forming galaxies: a lensed, optically undetected ALMA galaxy at z similar to 3.3
CONSTRAINTS ON PHOTOIONIZATION FEEDBACK FROM NUMBER COUNTS OF ULTRA-FAINT HIGH-REDSHIFT GALAXIES IN THE FRONTIER FIELDS
Effect of the star formation histories on the SFR - M ∗ relation at z ≥ 2
FIRST OBSERVATIONAL SUPPORT FOR OVERLAPPING REIONIZED BUBBLES GENERATED BY A GALAXY OVERDENSITY
HUBBLE IMAGING OF THE IONIZING RADIATION FROM A STAR-FORMING GALAXY AT Z=3.2 WITH f(esc) > 50%
IDENTIFICATION OF z greater than or similar to 2 Herschel 500 mu m SOURCES USING COLOR DECONFUSION
Limits on the LyC signal from z ? 3 sources with secure redshift and HST coverage in the E-CDFS field
Molecular gas in low-metallicity starburst galaxies: Scaling relations and the CO-to-H-2 conversion factor
Size evolution of star-forming galaxies with 2 < z < 4.5 in the VIMOS Ultra-Deep Survey
SPITZER ULTRA FAINT SURVEY PROGRAM (SURFS UP). II. IRAC-DETECTED LYMAN-BREAK GALAXIES AT 6 less than or similar to z less than or similar to 10 BEHIND STRONG-LENSING CLUSTERS
STELLAR MASS-GAS-PHASE METALLICITY RELATION AT 0.5 = z = 0.7: A POWER LAW WITH INCREASING SCATTER TOWARD THE LOW-MASS REGIME
The ASTRODEEP Frontier Fields catalogues I. Multiwavelength photometry of Abell-2744 and MACS-J0416
The ASTRODEEP Frontier Fields catalogues II. Photometric redshifts and rest frame properties in Abell-2744 and MACS-J0416
THE BURSTY STAR FORMATION HISTORIES OF LOW-MASS GALAXIES AT 0.4 z 1 REVEALED BY STAR FORMATION RATES MEASURED FROM H beta AND FUV
THE GRISM LENS-AMPLIFIED SURVEY FROM SPACE (GLASS). VI. COMPARING THE MASS AND LIGHT IN MACS J0416.1-2403 USING FRONTIER FIELD IMAGING AND GLASS SPECTROSCOPY
THE KENNICUTT-SCHMIDT RELATION IN EXTREMELY METAL-POOR DWARF GALAXIES
The Lyman continuum escape fraction of galaxies at z=3.3 in the VUDS-LBC/COSMOS field
The VIMOS Ultra Deep Survey: Ly? emission and stellar populations of star-forming galaxies at 2 < z < 2.5
A young stellar environment for the superluminous supernova PTF12dam
Evolution of clustering length, large-scale bias, and host halo mass at 2 < z < 5 in the VIMOS Ultra Deep Survey (VUDS)
Extreme emission-line galaxies out to z similar to 1 in zCOSMOS I. Sample and characterization of global properties
LOCALIZED STARBURSTS IN DWARF GALAXIES PRODUCED BY THE IMPACT OF LOW-METALLICITY COSMIC GAS CLOUDS
Spectroscopy of superluminous supernova host galaxies. A preference of hydrogen-poor events for extreme emission line galaxies
Stellar mass to halo mass relation from galaxy clustering in VUDS: a high star formation efficiency at z similar or equal to 3
STELLAR MASSES FROM THE CANDELS SURVEY: THE GOODS-SOUTH AND UDS FIELDS
T-PHOT : A new code for PSF-matched, prior-based, multiwavelength extragalactic deconfusion photometry
The evolving star formation rate: M-star relation and sSFR since z similar or equal to 5 from the VUDS spectroscopic survey
The galaxy stellar mass function at 3.5 = z = 7.5 in the CANDELS/UDS, GOODS-South, and HUDF fields
THE GRISM LENS-AMPLIFIED SURVEY FROM SPACE (GLASS). IV. MASS RECONSTRUCTION OF THE LENSING CLUSTER ABELL 2744 FROM FRONTIER FIELD IMAGING AND GLASS SPECTROSCOPY
The VIMOS ultra-deep survey (VUDS): Fast increase in the fraction of strong Lyman- ? emitters from z = 2 to z=6?
The VIMOS Ultra-Deep Survey: similar to 10 000 galaxies with spectroscopic redshifts to study galaxy assembly at early epochs 2 z similar or equal to 6
Constraints on the star-formation rate of z similar to 3 LBGs with measured metallicity in the CANDELS GOODS-South field
Discovering extremely compact and metal-poor, star-forming dwarf galaxies out to z similar to 0.9 in the AMOS Ultra-Deep Survey
Discovery of a rich proto-cluster at z=2.9 and associated diffuse cold gas in the VIMOS Ultra-Deep Survey (VUDS)
EVIDENCE OF VERY LOW METALLICITY AND HIGH IONIZATION STATE IN A STRONGLY LENSED, STAR-FORMING DWARF GALAXY AT z=3.417
VIMOS Ultra-Deep Survey (VUDS): Witnessing the assembly of a massive cluster at z similar to 3.3
A Virtual Observatory Census to Address Dwarfs Origins (AVOCADO)
Extremely metal-poor galaxies: The Hi content
COMPLEX GAS KINEMATICS IN COMPACT, RAPIDLY ASSEMBLING STAR-FORMING GALAXIES
THE STAR FORMATION HISTORY AND METAL CONTENT OF THE GREEN PEAS. NEW DETAILED GTC-OSIRIS SPECTROPHOTOMETRY OF THREE GALAXIES
Unveiling the Nature of the "Green Pea" Galaxies
UNVEILING THE NATURE OF THE "GREEN PEA" GALAXIES: OXYGEN AND NITROGEN CHEMICAL ABUNDANCES
ON THE OXYGEN AND NITROGEN CHEMICAL ABUNDANCES AND THE EVOLUTION OF THE "GREEN PEA" GALAXIES
The Host of Blue Compact Galaxies
The host in blue compact galaxies. Structural properties and scaling relations
Search for blue compact dwarf galaxies during quiescence
The environs of the H II region Gum 31
Spectrophotometric investigations of blue compact dwarf galaxies : Markarian 35
The stellar host in blue compact dwarf galaxies - The need for a two-dimensional fit
Multifrequency study of GUM 31
Optical CCD Observations of Eta Carinae at La Plata Observatory

Grant (11)

Star formation quenching and feedback in galaxies across cosmic epochs
ESTALLIDOS DE FORMACION ESTELAR Y EVOLUCION DE GALAXIAS
ASTRODEEP: Unveiling the power of the deepest images of the Universe
Galaxias y Cosmologia
ESTALLIDOS Coordinated Project: ``Starbursts in Galaxies I''

Conference Proceeding Whole (4)

The Structure of the Stellar Hosts in Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxies
Campaña internacional de seguimiento de Eta Carinae

Conference Paper (1)

AVOCADO: A virtual observatory census to address dwarfs origins
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Ricardo Amorin

Professor (Académico investigador)

Fisica y Astronomia

Universidad de La Serena

La Serena, Chile

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Paolo Cassata

Assistant professor

Fisica y Astronomia

Universidad de Valparaiso

Valparaiso, Chile

1
Franz Bauer

Associate Professor

Instituto de Astrofisica

PONTIFICÍA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE, DEPARTAMENTO DE ASTRONOMÍA Y ASTROFÍSICA

Santiago, Chile

1
Médéric Boquien

Académico

Vicerrectoría de Investigación

UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTOFAGASTA

Antofagasta, Chile