I am an astrophysicist studying some of the most fascinating beasts of the Universe: supermassive black holes. These objects are found at the center of most galaxies and, when they accrete, can become the brightest persistent sources of radiation in the Cosmos. Supermassive black holes are also believed to play an important role in the life of their host galaxies, and might therefore hold the keys to understanding how galaxies evolve through Cosmic time.
I am an Assistant Professor at the Nucleo de Astronomia of the Universidad Diego Portales, in Santiago, Chile. I am also a long-term visiting professor at the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Peking University, in China.
I obtained my PhD in December 2011, the title of my PhD dissertation was Active Galactic Nuclei at hard X-rays: Absorption, Reflection and the Unified Model. My PhD work was carried out at the Data Centre for Astrophysics (ISDC), part of the Department of Astronomy of the University of Geneva, in Switzerland. At the ISDC I also worked on the development of the filter wheel for the X-ray spectrometer on board ASTRO-H.
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