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Leonardo Vanzi

full time

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Astronomical Instrumentation

Educación

  •  Astronomia, UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE. Italia, 1996
  •  Fisica, UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE. Italia, 1992

Experiencia Académica

  •   Associate Profesor Full Time

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

    Engineering

    Santiago, Chile

    2008 - A la fecha

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Staff Astronomer Full Time

    European Southern Observatory

    Santiago, Chile

    1998 - 2008

Formación de Capital Humano


STUDENTS SUPERVISION (PhD):
• Surangkhana Rukdee, PhD in Engineering, “Optical design and prototype of a high resolution near IR spectrograph for astronomy”, completed in 2019;
• Rodrigo Leiva, PhD in Astrophysics, “Stellar occultations by trans-Neptunian objects and Centaurs”, completed in 2017;
• Abner Zapata, Angelica Suarez, Carlos Vasquez PhD in Engineering in progress.

STUDENTS SUPERVISION (Masters):
• Virginia Ortiz Würt, Pontificia Univ. Catolica de Chile, Magister en Diseño Avanzado (MADA), cosupervisor, “Doble Elice. Modelo de un servicio que acompaña a cientificos en la preparación y medición del impacto de las actividades de comunicación de las ciencias naturales para audiencias diversas”. Completed in 2018;
• Mauricio Flores, Pontificia Univ. Catolica de Chile, Magister en Ciencia de la Ingenieria, “Medición de la posición de elementos opto-mecanicos en el plano focal de un telescopio mediante fotogrametria de alta precision”, completed in 2018;
• Louise Dauvin, Pontificia Univ. Catolica de Chile, Magister en Ciencia de la Ingenieria, “Optimization of temperature, targets and illumination for high precision photogrammetric camera calibration”, completed in 2017;
• Paz Bluhm, Universidad de Concepcion, Magister en Astronomia, “Seguimiento y analisis de sistemas binarios y candidatas a enanas cafes alrededor de estrellas gigantes utilizando PUCHEROS”, completed in 2014;
• Marcelo Tala Said, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Magister en Astronomia, “FIDEOS: a high resolution spectrograph for the ESO-1m telescope at La Silla”, completed in 2015;

STUDENTS SUPERVISION (Undergrad):
• Carla Toro, Pontificia Univ. Catolica de Chile, memoria en Astronomia, “Spectroscopic monitoring of N Scorpii during the periastron”, completed 2018;
• Pascal Torres Miranda, Pontificia Univ. Catolica de Chile, Memoria en Astronomia “Spectroscopic monitoring of a selected sample of binary stellar system”, completed in 2017;
• Mauricio Flores, Universidad de Santiago de Chile ‘USaCh, Memoria en Ingenieria “Diseño de la interface de calibración de un espectrógrafo de alta resolución”, completed 2015;
• Samuel Ropert, Pontificia Univ. Catolica de Chile, Memoria en Ingenieria “Diseño y desarrollo del sistema de control del espectrógrafo de alta resolución FIDEOS¨, completed in 2015;
• Marcelo Tala Said, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Licenciadura en Astronomia, “Development construction and test of an Image Slicer for high resolution spectroscopy in astronomy”, completed in January 2013;
• Johanna Coronado Martinez, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Licenciadura en Astronomia, “Modelling detached eclipsing binaries using radial velocities from PUCHEROS”, completed in 2012;
• Camila Antonia Gatica Diaz, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Licenciadura en Astronomia, “Techniques for Astronomical Site testing and monitoring”, completed in 2011.

POST-DOC SUPERVISION
• Holger Drass, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Sep 2014 – May 2020;
• Rafael Brahm, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, started in December 2018, Fondecyt Postdoc;
• Matias Jones, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Dec 2013 – Dec 2016, Fondecyt Postdoc;
• Shintaro Koshida, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, August 2012 – August 2014, postdoctoral research position created in the frame of the project CONICYT Anillo ACT-86 and an agreement with the University of Tokyo;
• Amokrane Berdja, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, October 2011-October 2013, postdoctoral research position created in the frame of the project CONICYT Anillo ACT-86;
• Pedro Escarate, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, from May 2010 to April 2012, postdoctoral research position created in the frame of the project CONICYT Anillo ACT-86.


Difusión y Transferencia


• Author of articles in the section “Tendencias de la Astronomia” of EMOL (El Mercurio On Line) - http://www.emol.com/
• Author of articles in the section "Que pasa" of La Tercera - http://www.latercera.com/
• Collaborator and Scientific consultant of the theatre Company Tryo Teatro Banda - http://www.tryoteatrobanda.cl/. Co-author of the theatre play “El Observatorio del Cerro Tupahue”, Tryo Teatro Banda 2018
• Responsible for the outreach activities at the UC Observatory Manuel Foster - “Dia del Patrimonio”, “Día de la Astronomia”, week of science.
• Author of the book “Las Piedras de Paranal / The Stones of Paranal” 2011, Ediciones UC
• Editor of the book “Stelle di Atacama” published by the Embassy of Italy in Chile in the occasion of the international year of astronomy 2009
• Regularly presenting public lectures in schools or public events



 

Article (67)

MASCARA-4 b/bRing-1 b: A retrograde hot Jupiter around a bright A-type star
A New Look into Putative Duplicity and Pulsations of the Be Star beta CMi
HD 1397b: A Transiting Warm Giant Planet Orbiting A V=7.8 mag Subgiant Star Discovered by TESS
TARdYS: Design and prototype of an exoplanet hunter for TAO using a R6 Echelle grating
The interstellar medium of dwarf galaxies: new insights from Machine Learning analysis of emission-line spectra
Beryllium detection in the very fast nova ASASSN-16kt (V407 Lupi)
Optimization of Temperature, Targets, and Illumination for High Precision Photogrammetric Measurements
Precision stellar radial velocity measurements with FIDEOS at the ESO 1-m telescope of La Silla
Stellar parameters and Ha line profile variability of Be stars in the BeSOS survey
The Association of Molecular Gas and Natal Super Star Clusters in Henize 2-10
Once in a blue moon=> detection of 'bluing' during debris transits in the white dwarf WD 1145+017
The Structure of Chariklo's Rings from Stellar Occultations
Two simple image slicers for high resolution spectroscopy
New spectroscopic binary companions of giant stars and updated metallicity distribution for binary systems
EARLY OPTICAL SPECTRA OF NOVA V1369 CEN SHOW THE PRESENCE OF LITHIUM
Orbital and physical parameters of eclipsing binaries from the ASAS catalogue - VII. V1200 Centauri: a bright triple in the Hyades moving group
PLUTO's ATMOSPHERE FROM STELLAR OCCULTATIONS IN 2012 AND 2013
A ring system detected around the Centaur (10199) Chariklo
The yellow hypergiant HR 5171 A: Resolving a massive interacting binary in the common envelope phase
THE SIZE, SHAPE, ALBEDO, DENSITY, AND ATMOSPHERIC LIMIT OF TRANSNEPTUNIAN OBJECT (50000) QUAOAR FROM MULTI-CHORD STELLAR OCCULTATIONS
A Shack interferometer setup for optical testing in undergraduate courses
PUCHEROS: a cost-effective solution for high-resolution spectroscopy with small telescopes
VARIABILITY OF THE INFRARED EXCESS OF EXTREME DEBRIS DISKS
VVV DR1: The first data release of the Milky Way bulge and southern plane from the near-infrared ESO public survey VISTA variables in the Via Lactea
Integral field spectroscopy in the near infrared of NGC 3125-A and SBS 0335-052
Integral-field near-infrared spectroscopy of two blue dwarf galaxies: NGC 5253 and He 2-10
Testing circumstellar disk lifetimes in young embedded clusters associated with the Vela Molecular Ridge
Thermal structure and composition of Jupiter's Great Red Spot from high-resolution thermal imaging
Resolving the molecular environment of super star clusters in Henize 2-10
SUPER STAR CLUSTERS IN SBS0335-052E
The molecular gas content of blue dwarf galaxies A collapsing detached molecular system in He 2-10?
Changing characteristics of Jupiter's little red spot
Integral field near-infrared spectroscopy of II Zw 40
Delayed photoionization feedback in a super star cluster in SBS 0335-052E
High resolution spectroscopy of giant HII regions around young massive clusters
Stellar clusters in dwarf galaxies
The IMF and star formation history of the stellar clusters in the Vela D cloud
The wide field imager Lyman-alpha search (WFILAS) for galaxies at redshift ?5.7 II. Survey design and sample analysis
The wide field imager Lyman-alpha search (WFILAS) for galaxies at redshift similar to 5.7 - II. Survey design and sample analysis
A fresh view of Henize 2-10 with VLT NAOS-CONICA
The star cluster population of NGC 5253
The wide field imager Lyman-alpha search (WFILAS) for galaxies at redshift ?5.7* I. A. spatially compact Ly? emitting galaxy at redshift 5.721
The Wide Field Imager Lyman-Alpha Search (WFILAS) for galaxies at redshift similar to 5.7 - I. A spatially compact Ly alpha emitting galaxy at redshift 5.721
Dust and super star clusters in NGC 5253
The origin of massive O-type field stars - I. A search for clusters
Mid-IR observations of small stellar clusters surrounding Herbig AeBe stars
Near and Mid-infrared images of the massive star forming complex G9.62+0.19
Sky background at ESO-La Silla in the visible and near-IR
Super star clusters in the Blue Dwarf Galaxy UM 462
The infrared supernova rate in starburst galaxies
Discovery of two infrared supernovae: A new window on the SN search
Embedded clusters in the low metallicity galaxy SBS 0335-052
Erratum: Optical and infrared spectroscopy of SN 1999ee and SN 1999ex (Astronomical Journal (2002) 124 (417))
Multi-wavelength study of IRAS 19254-7245 - The Superantennae
Near infrared photometry of new Galactic globular clusters GC 01 and GC 02.
Near-infrared properties of Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxies: The link between solar and low metallicity
Optical and infrared spectroscopy of SN 1999ee and SN 1999ex
Resolved RSG and bright AGB stars in NGC 1313
Dust in active nuclei I. Evidence for anomalous" properties"
Infrared spectroscopy of the 1999 outburst of U Scorpii
Near-infrared template spectra of normal galaxies: k-corrections, galaxy models and stellar populations
SBS 0335-052: The near infrared view
The deeply embedded starburst in SBS 0335-052
Near-infrared detection and optical follow-up of the GRB990705 afterglow
The near-infrared view of SBS 0335-052
Deep near infrared photometry of new Galactic globular clusters
The cluster population of NGC 5253

ConferencePaper (34)

ARNICA and LonGSp: the refurbishment of two near infrared instruments
FIDEOS: a high resolution echelle spectrograph for the ESO 1m telescope at La Silla
HIRES: The High Resolution Spectrograph for E-ELT
MOONS: the Multi-Object Optical and Near-infrared Spectrograph for the VLT
The metrology system for the multi-object optical and near-infrared spectrograph MOONS
An Echelle Spectrograph for precise radial velocity measurements in the near IR
Development of telescope control system for the 50cm telescope of UC Observatory Santa Martina
MOONS: A multi-object optical and near-infrared spectrograph for the VLT
PUCHEROS Early Science: A New Be plus sdO Candidate
The design of the MOONS-VLT spectrometer
SITE MONITORING AT THE UC OBSERVATORY OF SANTA MARTINA
Design of Echelle spectrograph for small telescopes with commercially available components
PUCHEROS: A low-cost fiber-fed Echelle spectrograph for the visible spectral range
SIMPLE: A high-resolution near-infrared spectrometer for the E-ELT
Near IR Integral Field Spectroscopy of a Nearby Starburst
The environment of young massive clusters
VISTA MILKY WAY PUBLIC SURVEY
Alignment of the three-mirror anastigmat of the GIANO-TNG high resolution infrared spectrometer
Calibrating mid-infrared standard stars
Detector monitoring as part of VLT science and data flow operations
IOT overview: High Resolution spectrographs
New measures in controlling quality of VLT VISIR
Observatorio UC at Santa Martina: A small observing facility operated by PUC
Some (little) thing(s) about VISIR
The detector monitoring project
Infrared observations of extragalactic young massive clusters
APEX - The Atacama Pathfinder Experiment
Applications of system modeling for VLT instruments
Interaction/merger-induced starbursts in local very metal-poor dwarfs: Link to the common SF in high-z young galaxies
Near-infrared photometry of the Galactic globular cluster NGC 6441
Deep wide field search for emission line galaxies with the MPG/ESO 2.2M telescope
Near and mid-infrared images of the massive star-forming complex G9.62+0.19
NIR spectroscopy of two ultraluminous infrared galaxies
The resolved stellar population of NGC 1313

Errata (1)

Optical and infrared spectroscopy of SN 1999ee and SN 1999ex (vol 124, pg 417, 2002)

Proyecto (10)

Astronomical Instrumentation Fellowship at the Center of Astro Engineering UC
The Tao Aiuc high Resolution Y band Spectrograph - TARdYS
Astronomical Instrumentation Program at the Center of Astro Engineering UC
CHILEAN PARTICIPATION IN THE GREATEST CHALLENGES OF ASTRONOMICAL INSTRUMENTATION - MOONS FOR THE ESO VLT
Chilean Instrumentation for Astronomical Surveys
MOONS for the VLT - A strategic project for the developement of Chilean Astronomical instrumentation
Construccion de un espectrografo astronomico de alta resolucion - FIDEOS
DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH RESOLUTION SPECTROSCOPY TECHNIQUES FOR ASTRONOMY
Development of technologies for astronomical observations. Chile from host to active partner in the construction of the next generation astronomical telescopes.
A HIGH RESOLUTION ECHELLE SPECTROGRAPH FOR THE SANTA MARTINA OBSERVATORY. A NEW IDEA TO BOOST THE SCIENTIFIC USE OF SMALL TELESCOPES

Review (1)

Metallicity effects on dust properties in starbursting galaxies
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Leonardo Vanzi

full time

Electrical Engineering

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

7
Andres Jordan

Profesor

Universidad Adolfo Ibánez

Santiago, Chile

6
Dante Minniti

Professor

Facultad de Ciencias Exactas

UNIVERSIDAD ANDRES BELLO

Santiago, Chile

6
Manuela Zoccali

Profesor Asociado

Facultad de Física

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

5
Rafael Brahm

Profesor Asistente

Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias

Universidad Adolfo Ibánez

Santiago, Chile

5
Rodrigo Leiva

Postdoctoral Researcher

Space Studies

Southwest Research Institute

Boulder, Estados Unidos

4
Jordanka Borissova

Full Professor, grado 4

Facultad de Ciencias

Universidad de Valparaiso

Valparaíso, Chile

4
Márcio Catelan

Full Professor

Instituto de Astrofísica

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

3
Wolfgang Gieren

Full Professor

Astronomy

UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCIÓN

Concepción, Chile

3
Radostin Kurtev

Titular

Instituto de Física y Astronomía

UNIVERSIDAD DE VALPARAÍSO

Valparaíso, Chile

3
Leonardo Bronfman

Full Professor

Astronomy

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE, FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS FÍSICAS Y MATEMÁTICAS

Santiago, Chile

3
Miguel Torres

Associate Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

3
Marcelo Tala

Investigador Asistente

Instituto Milenio de Astrofísica

Santiago, Chile

3
Rodolfo Barbá

Head of Astronomy Group

Física

DEPARTAMENTO DE FÍSICA - UNIVERSIDAD DE LA SERENA

La Serena, Chile

2
Michel Cure

FULL PROFESSOR

Facultad de Ciencias

UNIVERSIDAD DE VALPARAISO, FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS, INSTITUTO DE FISICA Y ASTRONOMIA

Valparaiso, Chile

2
José Maza

Full Professor

Astronomía

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

2
Samuel Ropert

Profesional Técnico

Biología Computacional

Fundación Ciencia y Vida

Santiago, Chile

2
Nelson Padilla

Profesor Titular

Astrophysics

Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

2
Catalina Arcos

Professor

Instituto de Física y Astronomía

Valparaíso, Chile

2
Thomas Rivinius

Staff Member

ESO

Santiago, Chile

2
Franz Bauer

Associate Professor

Instituto de Astrofisica

PONTIFICÍA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE, DEPARTAMENTO DE ASTRONOMÍA Y ASTROFÍSICA

Santiago, Chile

1
Pedro Escarate

Profesor Auxiliar

Instituto de Electricidad y Electrónica

Universidad Austral de Chile

Valdivia, Chile

1
Samer Kanaan

staff

fisica y astronomia

universidad de valparaiso

valparaiso, Chile

1
Anna Vivas

Assistant Astronomer

Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory

La Serena, Chile

1
Eduardo Unda

Director

Universidad de Antofagasta

Antofagasta, Chile

1
Ronald Mennickent

Full professor

Astronomy

Universidad de Concepción

Concepción, Chile

1
Pedro Escárate

Assistant Professor

Instituo de Electricidad y Electrónica

Universidad Austral de Chile

Valdivia, Chile

1
Lorenzo Monaco

Profesor asistente

UNIVERSIDAD ANDRES BELLO

Santiago, Chile

1
Matthias Schreiber

Profesor Titular

Departamento de Fisica

Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María

Valparaiso, Chile

1
Juan Beamin

Coordinador científico

Vicerrectoría de investigación y postgrado

Universidad Autónoma de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Claus Tappert

Profesor ad honorem

Instituto de Física y Astronomía

Universidad de Valparaíso

Valparaiso, Chile

1
Veronica Motta

Profesor Titular

Instituto de Fisica y Astronomia

Universidad de Valparaiso

Valparaíso, Chile

1
Maria Teresa Ruiz

Profesor Titular

DEPARTAMENTO DE ASTRONOMÍA, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Douglas Geisler

Full Professor

Astronomy

UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCION, DEPTO DE ASTRONOMIA

Concepcion, Chile

1
Sergio Vásquez

Profesional del área científica

Dirección de Educación

Museo Interactivo Mirador

Santiago, Chile

1
Ignacio Araya

Académico Regular

Universidad Mayor

Santiago, Chile

1
Cedric Ledoux

Support Astronomer

European Southern Observatory

Santiago, Chile

1
Simon Casassus

Profesor Titular

Astronomía

DEPARTAMENTO DE ASTRONOMÍA, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
James Jenkins

Associate Professor

Astronomy

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Cristóbal Petrovich

Assistant professor

Instituto de Astrofísica

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Thomas Puzia

Associate Professor

Institute of Astrophysics

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE - DPTO. ASTRONOMIA Y ASTROFISICA

Santiago, Chile

1
Monica Rubio

Full Professor

DEPARTENTO DE ASTRONOMIA, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Christian Moni Bidin

Director

Vicerrectoría de Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico

Universidad Católica del Norte

Antofagasta, Chile

1
Rolando Dünner

Assistant Professor

Astrophysics

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile