Man

Ricardo Rodrigo Munoz Vidal

Associate Professor

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Near-Field Cosmology, Dwarf Galaxies, Milky Way Structure, Resolved Stellar Populations, Galaxy Dynamics, Dark Matter

Educación

  •  Astronomía, University of Virginia. Estados Unidos, 2008
  •  Astronomía, UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA. Estados Unidos, 2004
  •  Chemical Engineer, UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCION. Chile, 2000

Experiencia Académica

  •   Associate Researcher Full Time

    YALE UNIVERSITY

    New Haven, Estados Unidos

    2008 - 2011

  •   Assistant Professor Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    Ciencias Fisicas y Matematicas

    Santiago, Chile

    2010 - 2015

  •   Associate Professor Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas

    Santiago, Chile

    2015 - A la fecha

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Associated Researcher Full Time

    Yale University

    New Haven, Estados Unidos

    2008 - 2011

  •   Assistant Professor Full Time

    Universidad de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2010 - 2015

  •   Associate Professor Full Time

    Universidad de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2015 - A la fecha

Formación de Capital Humano


Training of 11 undergraduate students to date, one at the University of Virginia, one at Yale University and nine at Universidad de Chile.
Training of 2 Ph.D student and 2 Master students (already graduated).
Currently advising 2 Master student.


Premios y Distinciones

  •   Premio Universidad de Concepcion

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCION

    Chile, 2000

    Awardn for academic excellence given only to the best student of a given generation.

  •   Award for Excellence in Scholarship in the Sciences

    UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

    Estados Unidos, 2007

    Award given to the best Ph.D. students of a given class.


 

Article (78)

The Second Data Release of the Survey of the MAgellanic Stellar History (SMASH)
Cool stars in the Galactic center as seen by APOGEE: M giants, AGB stars, and supergiant stars and candidates
Metallicity and ?-Element Abundance Gradients along the Sagittarius Stream as Seen by APOGEE
Multiple chemodynamic stellar populations of the Ursa Minor dwarf spheroidal galaxy
SMASHing the low surface brightness SMC
The age-chemical abundance structure of the Galactic disc - II. alpha-dichotomy and thick disc formation
The intrinsic reddening of the Magellanic Clouds as traced by background galaxies - II. The Small Magellanic Cloud
The Large Magellanic Cloud stellar content with SMASH: I. Assessing the stability of the Magellanic spiral arms
The Lazy Giants: APOGEE Abundances Reveal Low Star Formation Efficiencies in the Magellanic Clouds
Variations in the Width, Density, and Direction of the Palomar 5 Tidal Tails
A MegaCam Survey of Outer Halo Satellites. VII. A Single Sersic Index versus Effective Radius Relation for Milky Way Outer Halo Satellites
Exploring the Very Extended Low-surface-brightness Stellar Populations of the Large Magellanic Cloud with SMASH
Nature of a shell of young stars in the outskirts of the Small Magellanic Cloud
The intrinsic reddening of the Magellanic Clouds as traced by background galaxies - I. The bar and outskirts of the Small Magellanic Cloud
A MegaCam Survey of Outer Halo Satellites. I. Description of the Survey
A MegaCam Survey of Outer Halo Satellites. III. Photometric and Structural Parameters
A survey for dwarf galaxy remnants around 14 globular clusters in the outer halo
Discovery of Distant RR Lyrae Stars in the Milky Way Using DECam
SMASHing the LMC: A Tidally Induced Warp in the Outer LMC and a Large-scale Reddening Map
SMASHing the LMC: Mapping a Ring-like Stellar Overdensity in the LMC Disk
Tails and streams around the Galactic globular clusters NGC 1851, NGC 1904, NGC 2298 and NGC 2808
The Fourteenth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey: First Spectroscopic Data from the Extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey and from the Second Phase of the Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment
The globular cluster NGC 7492 and the Sagittarius tidal stream: together but unmixed
The High Cadence Transit Survey (HiTS): Compilation and Characterization of Light-curve Catalogs
The Initial Mass Function in the Coma Berenices Dwarf Galaxy from Deep Near-infrared HST Observations
A gravitational-wave standard siren measurement of the Hubble constant
APOGEE chemical abundances of globular cluster giants in the inner Galaxy
Cusps in the center of galaxies: a real conflict with observations or a numerical artefact of cosmological simulations?
Deep Subaru Hyper Suprime-Cam Observations of Milky Way Satellites Columba I and Triangulum II
Multi-messenger Observations of a Binary Neutron Star Merger
Serendipitous Discovery of RR Lyrae Stars in the Leo V Ultra-faint Galaxy
Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV: Mapping the Milky Way, Nearby Galaxies, and the Distant Universe
SMASH: Survey of the MAgellanic Stellar History
Target Selection for the SDSS-IV APOGEE-2 Survey
The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/Virgo GW170817. I. Discovery of the Optical Counterpart Using the Dark Energy Camera
The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/Virgo GW170817. II. UV, Optical, and Near-infrared Light Curves and Comparison to Kilonova Models
The SAGA Survey. I. Satellite Galaxy Populations around Eight Milky Way Analogs
The southern leading and trailing wraps of the Sagittarius tidal stream around the globular cluster Whiting 1
Two groups of red giants with distinct chemical abundances in the bulge globular cluster NGC 6553 through the eyes of APOGEE
A MEGACAM SURVEY OF OUTER HALO SATELLITES. VI. THE SPATIALLY RESOLVED STAR-FORMATION HISTORY OF THE CARINA DWARF SPHEROIDAL GALAXY
SMASH 1: A VERY FAINT GLOBULAR CLUSTER DISRUPTING IN THE OUTER REACHES OF THE LMC?
THE HIGH CADENCE TRANSIENT SURVEY (HITS). I. SURVEY DESIGN AND SUPERNOVA SHOCK BREAKOUT CONSTRAINTS
VARIABLE STARS IN THE FIELD OF THE HYDRA II ULTRA-FAINT DWARF GALAXY
A MEGACAM SURVEY OF OUTER HALO SATELLITES. IV. TWO FOREGROUND POPULATIONS POSSIBLY ASSOCIATED WITH THE MONOCEROS SUBSTRUCTURE IN THE DIRECTION OF NGC 2419 AND KOPOSOV 2
AGC198606: A gas-bearing dark matter minihalo?
HYDRA II: A FAINT AND COMPACT MILKY WAY DWARF GALAXY FOUND IN THE SURVEY OF THE MAGELLANIC STELLAR HISTORY
Insights into the properties of the Local (Orion) spiral arm. NGC 2302: First results and description of the program
SEARCHING FOR OPTICAL COUNTERPARTS TO ULTRA-COMPACT HIGH VELOCITY CLOUDS: POSSIBLE DETECTION OF A COUNTERPART TO AGC 198606
THE QUEST-La SILLA AGN VARIABILITY SURVEY
A search for stellar tidal debris of defunct dwarf galaxies around globular clusters in the inner Galactic halo
Evidence for substructure in Ursa Minor dwarf spheroidal galaxy using a Bayesian object detection method
THE QUENCHING OF THE ULTRA-FAINT DWARF GALAXIES IN THE REIONIZATION ERA
A MEGACAM SURVEY OF OUTER HALO SATELLITES. II. BLUE STRAGGLERS IN THE LOWEST STELLAR DENSITY SYSTEMS
A TIDALLY STRIPPED STELLAR COMPONENT OF THE MAGELLANIC BRIDGE
THE STELLAR INITIAL MASS FUNCTION OF ULTRA-FAINT DWARF GALAXIES: EVIDENCE FOR IMF VARIATIONS WITH GALACTIC ENVIRONMENT
A 2MASS ALL-SKY VIEW OF THE SAGITTARIUS DWARF GALAXY. VII. KINEMATICS OF THE MAIN BODY OF THE SAGITTARIUS dSph
MEASURING SIZES OF ULTRA-FAINT DWARF GALAXIES
STELLAR KINEMATICS OF THE ANDROMEDA II DWARF SPHEROIDAL GALAXY
THE DISCOVERY OF AN ULTRA-FAINT STAR CLUSTER IN THE CONSTELLATION OF URSA MINOR
THE PRIMEVAL POPULATIONS OF THE ULTRA-FAINT DWARF GALAXIES
DISCOVERY OF A LARGE STELLAR PERIPHERY AROUND THE SMALL MAGELLANIC CLOUD
GROUP FINDING IN THE STELLAR HALO USING PHOTOMETRIC SURVEYS: CURRENT SENSITIVITY AND FUTURE PROSPECTS
SEGUE 3: AN OLD, EXTREMELY LOW LUMINOSITY STAR CLUSTER IN THE MILKY WAY'S HALO
STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS OF THE GLOBULAR CLUSTER PALOMAR 13
Accurate masses for dispersion-supported galaxies
GROUP FINDING IN THE STELLAR HALO USING M-GIANTS IN THE TWO MICRON ALL SKY SURVEY: AN EXTENDED VIEW OF THE PISCES OVERDENSITY?
TURNING THE TIDES ON THE ULTRA-FAINT DWARF SPHEROIDAL GALAXIES: COMA BERENICES AND URSA MAJOR II
KINEMATICS AND METALLICITIES IN THE BOOTES III STELLAR OVERDENSITY: A DISRUPTED DWARF GALAXY?
Modeling the structure and dynamics of dwarf spheroidal galaxies with dark matter and tides
A 2mass all-sky view of the sagittarius dwarf galaxy. V. Variation of the metallicity distribution function along the sagittarius stream
Discovery of Andromeda XIV: A dwarf spheroidal dynamical rogue in the local group?
Exploring halo substructure with giant stars: The dynamics and metallicity of the dwarf spheroidal in Bootes
Photometry and spectroscopy of old, outer disk star clusters: vdB- Hagen 176, Berkeley 29, and Saurer 1
Star clusters in the galactic anticenter stellar structure: New radial Velocities & metallicities
The Dog on the Ship: The Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy as an outlying part of the Argo star system
Exploring halo substructure with giant stars. VI. Extended distributions of giant stars around the carina dwarf spheroidal galaxy: How reliable are they?
Exploring halo substructure with giant stars: The velocity dispersion profiles of the ursa minor and Draco dwarf spheroidal galaxies at large angular separations
Star clusters in the Galactic anticenter stellar structure and the origin of outer old open clusters

ConferencePaper (1)

Globular clusters as tracers of the hierarchical formation of the milky way

Proyecto (3)

SEARCHING FOR THE ELUSIVE EDGES OF THE MAGELLANIC CLOUDS WITH THE DECAM "SURVEY OF THE MAGELLANIC STELLAR HISTORY" (SMASH)
CANVASSING THE MILKY WAY NEIGHBORHOOD=> A DEEP PHOTOMETRIC SURVEY OF THE NEW ULTRA-FAINT DWARFS AND OTHER OUTER HALO SATELLITES
Testeando las teorías fundamentales de la naturaleza a través de nuevas observaciones cosmológicas y astrofísicas

Review (2)

Exploring halo substructure with giant stars. X. Extended dark matter or tidal disruption?: The case for the Leo I dwarf spheroidal galaxy
Exploring halo substructure with giant stars. XI. The tidal tails of the Carina dwarf Spheroidal galaxy and the discovery of magellanic Cloud stars in the Carina foreground
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Ricardo Munoz

Associate Professor

Astronomy

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

9
Antonela Monachesi

Assistant Professor

Astronomía

Universidad de La Serena

La Serena, Chile

9
Julio Carballo

Independent Researcher

Instituto de Alta Investigación - Universidad de Tarapacá

Arica, Chile

7
José Fernández

Assistant Professor

Universidad de Atacama

Copiapo, Chile

5
Douglas Geisler

Full Professor

Astronomy

UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCION, DEPTO DE ASTRONOMIA

Concepcion, Chile

5
Christian Nitschelm

Full professor

Sciences

Universidad de Antofagasta

Antofagasta, Chile

4
Alfredo Zenteno

Assistant Scientist

Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory

La Serena, Chile

4
Sandro Villanova

Associate Profesor

Astronomy

UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCION, DEPTO DE ASTRONOMIA

Concepcion, Chile

3
Juan Maureira

Scientist

Center for Mathematical Modeling

University of Chile

Santiago, Chile

3
Márcio Catelan

Full Professor

Instituto de Astrofísica

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

3
Jaime San Martin

Principal Investigator

DIM-CMM

CMM, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

2
Maria del Carmen Argudo

Profesora Asociada

Instituto de Física

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

Valparaíso, Chile

2
Médéric Boquien

Académico

Vicerrectoría de Investigación

UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTOFAGASTA

Antofagasta, Chile

2
Paulina Lira

Associate Professor

Astronomía

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

2
Pablo Huijse

Profesor categoría III

Facultad de Ciencias de la Ingeniería

Universidad Austral de Chile

Valdivia, Chile

2
Guillermo Cabrera

Associate Professor

Department of Computer Science

Universidad de Concepción

Concepción, Chile

2
Giuliano Pignata

Associate professor

Universidad Andrés Bello

Santiago, Chile

2
Patricia Tissera

Full Professor

Fisica

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

2
Christian Moni Bidin

Director

Vicerrectoría de Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico

Universidad Católica del Norte

Antofagasta, Chile

1
Julio Chaname

Associate Professor

Facultad de Física

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Jorge González

Postdoc

Observatorio Las Campanas

Carnegie Institution of Washington

La Serena, Chile

1
Andres Escala

Associated Professor. (ternured

Astronomía

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Pablo Estevez

Profesor Titular

Departamento de Ingenieria Eléctrica

DEPTO. INGENIERÍA ELÉCTRICA, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Jordanka Borissova

Full Professor, grado 4

Facultad de Ciencias

Universidad de Valparaiso

Valparaíso, Chile

1
Franz Bauer

Associate Professor

Instituto de Astrofisica

PONTIFICÍA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE, DEPARTAMENTO DE ASTRONOMÍA Y ASTROFÍSICA

Santiago, Chile

1
Jose Nilo

associate professor

Physics and Astrnomy

Universidad de La Serena

La Serena, Chile

1
Paula Sánchez

Investigador Postdoctoral

Instituto Milenio de Astrofísica

Santiago, Chile

1
Nelson Padilla

Profesor Titular

Astrophysics

Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Patricia Arevalo

Profesor Adjunto (Associate Professor)

Instituto de Fisica y Astronomia

Universidad de Valparaíso

Valparaíso, Chile

1
Gonzalo Palma

Associate Professor

Physics

FCFM, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Edgardo Costa

DEPTO. DE ASTRONOMÍA, FAC. DE CS. FIS. Y MAT., U. DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Manuela Zoccali

Profesor Asociado

Facultad de Física

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Dante Minniti

Professor

Facultad de Ciencias Exactas

UNIVERSIDAD ANDRES BELLO

Santiago, Chile