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Radostin Georgiev Kurtev .

Titular

UNIVERSIDAD DE VALPARAÍSO

Valparaíso, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


resolved stellar populations; stellar formation, OB stars, stellar clusters; brown dwarfs and very low mass objects

Educación

  •  Astrophysics and stellar astronomy, SOFIA UNIVERSITY. Bulgaria, 2001

Experiencia Académica

  •   Associated professor Full Time

    SOFIA UNIVERSITY

    Physics

    Sofia, Bulgaria

    2003 - 2005

  •   Assistant professor Full Time

    Sofia University

    Physics

    Sofia, Bulgaria

    1997 - 2003

  •   Physicist and partial time assistant professor Part Time

    Sofia University

    Physics

    Sofia, Bulgaria

    1995 - 1996

  •   Profesor titular Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE VALPARAISO

    Ciencias

    Valparaiso, Chile

    2005 - A la fecha

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Teacher in astronomy Full Time

    Varna observatory

    Varna, Bulgaria

    1985 - 1994

  •   Physicist and part time assistant professor Full Time

    Sofia University

    Sofia, Bulgaria

    1995 - 1996

  •   Assistant professor Full Time

    Sofia University

    Bulgaria

    1997 - 2003

  •   Associated professor Full Time

    Sofia University

    Sfia, Chile

    2003 - 2005

  •   Full professor Full Time

    Universidad de Valparaíso

    Valparaíso, Chile

    2005 - A la fecha

Formación de Capital Humano


THESES:
1998-2003:Thesis supervisor of A. Petkov, P. Pessev, A. Antonova, S. Antonova, M. Milcheva and E. Tsekulov - Master students at the Department of Astronomy, Sofia University, Bulgaria
2004-2007: Thesis supervisor of Ch. Djulgerov - PhD student at the Department of Astronomy, Sofia University, Bulgaria
2012 Thesis co-supervisor of F. Peñaloza, Master student at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Valparaiso University, Chile
2014 Thesis supervisor of V. Villanueva, Master student at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Valparaiso University, Chile
2015 Thesis supervisor of N. Godoy, Master student at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Valparaiso University, Chile
2019 Thesis supervisor of A. Yip Ka Po PhD student at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Valparaiso University, Chile

COURSES:
(A) Department of Astronomy, Sofia University, Bulgaria:
1.Stellar Astronomy - undergraduate
2.General Astronomy - undergraduate
3.Variable stars - graduate
4.Stellar photometry - graduate

(B) Institute of Physics and Astronomy, University of Valparaiso, Chile:
1. Physics - II, undergraduate
2. Physics - III, undergraduate
3. Mecanics - I, undergraduate
4. Mecanics - II, undergraduate
5. General Astronomy, undergraduate
6. Stellar astronomy, undergraduate
7. Galactic astronomy, undergraduate
8. Advanced stellar astrophysics, graduate
9. Astrometry, graduate
10. Topics in astrophysics, graduate


Difusión y Transferencia


Twenty years experience in Varna Planetarium and Sofia University - Bulgaria and fifteen years outreach in Chile: popular lectures in astronomy and astrophysics in the planetarium's hall; work with secondary and high-school students; organising and providing amateur observations; features in local and central newspapers and magazines; participation in radio and TV popular science broadcasts. Since 1993 one of the editors of the Bulgarian Astronomical Almanac (2001 - 2005 editor-in-chief). Between 1998 and 2005 member of the Organizing committee of the National Astronomical Olympiad in Bulgaria. Between 1999 and 2004 head of the Student Astronomical Circle at the Department of Astronomy, Sofia University.


Premios y Distinciones

  •   Merito de investigación

    UNIVERSIDAD DE VALPARAISO

    Chile, 2012

    Award for the best 20 University researchers in 2012.

  •   Merito de investigación

    UNIVERSIDAD DE VALPARAISO

    Chile, 2013

    Award for the best 20 University researchers in 2013


 

Article (81)

Long-term stellar variability in the Galactic Centre region
An Automated Tool to Detect Variable Sources in the Vista Variables in the Via Lactea Survey: The VVV Variables (V-4) Catalog of Tiles d001 and d002
New Galactic star clusters discovered in the disc area of the VVVX survey
VIRAC: the VVV Infrared Astrometric Catalogue
A population of eruptive variable protostars in VVV
Candidate star clusters toward the inner Milky Way discovered on deep-stacked K-S-band images from the VVV Survey
Characterizing the Cloud Decks of Luhman 16AB with Medium-resolution Spectroscopic Monitoring
Extreme infrared variables from UKIDSS - II. An end-of-survey catalogue of eruptive YSOs and unusual stars
FSR 1716: A New Milky Way Globular Cluster Confirmed Using VVV RR Lyrae Stars
Infrared spectroscopy of eruptive variable protostars from VVV
Low-resolution near-infrared spectroscopic signatures of unresolved ultracool companions to M dwarfs
New VVV Survey Globular Cluster Candidates in the Milky Way Bulge
Searching for faint comoving companions to the alpha Centauri system in the VVV survey infrared images
The Emergence of the Infrared Transient VVV-WIT-06
The Structure of the Young Star Cluster NGC 6231. I. Stellar Population
The Structure of the Young Star Cluster NGC 6231. II. Structure, Formation, and Fate
Ultracool dwarf benchmarks with Gaia primaries
VVV high proper motion stars - I. The catalogue of bright K-S <= 13.5 stars
A method for selecting M dwarfs with an increased likelihood of unresolved ultracool companionship
Discovery of a long-lived, high-amplitude dusty infrared transient
High Proper Motion Objects toward the Inner Milky Way: Characterization of Newly Identified Nearby Stars from the VISTA Variables in the Vía Láctea Survey
Massive open star clusters using the VVV survey: V. Young clusters with an OB stellar population
Near-infrared photometry and spectroscopy of the low Galactic latitude globular cluster 2MASS-GC 03
Probing the Dragonfish star-forming complex: The ionizing population of the young massive cluster Mercer 30
STRUCTURAL STUDIES OF EIGHT BRIGHT RIMMED CLOUDS IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
The embedded clusters DBS 77, 78, 102, and 160-161, and their link with the interstellar medium
Variable stars in the Quintuplet stellar cluster with the VVV survey
YOUNG STELLAR CLUSTERS CONTAINING MASSIVE YOUNG STELLAR OBJECTS IN THE VVV SURVEY
A TARGETED SEARCH FOR PECULIARLY RED L AND T DWARFS IN SDSS, 2MASS, AND WISE: DISCOVERY OF A POSSIBLE L7 MEMBER OF THE TW HYDRAE ASSOCIATION
Atlas of CMFGEN Models for OB Massive Stars
Chemical Abundances of the Highly Obscured Galactic Globular Clusters 2MASS GC02 and Mercer 5
Discovery of a brown dwarf companion to the A3V star beta Circini
Massive open star clusters using the VVV survey IV. WR 62-2, a new very massive star in the core of the VVV CL041 cluster
Properties of the solar neighbor WISE J072003.20-084651.2
Spectrophotometric characterization of high proper motion sources from WISE
WISE J061213.85-303612.5: a new T-dwarf binary candidate
A multiwavelength view on the dusty Wolf-Rayet star WR 48a
DETACHED DUST SHELL AROUND WOLF-RAYET STAR WR60-6 IN THE YOUNG STELLAR CLUSTER VVV CL036
Discovery of a new Y dwarf: WISE J030449.03-270508.3
Investigating potential planetary nebula/cluster pairs
Massive open star clusters using the VVV survey III. A young massive cluster at the far edge of the Galactic bar
New galactic star clusters discovered in the VVV survey. Candidates projected on the inner disk and bulge
Possible astrometric discovery of a substellar companion to the closest binary brown dwarf system WISE J104915.57-531906.1
Temperature constraints on the coldest brown dwarf known: WISE 0855-0714
A deep WISE search for very late type objects and the discovery of two halo/thick-disc T dwarfs: WISE 0013+0634 and WISE 0833+0052
A near-infrared catalogue of the Galactic novae in the VVV survey area
CHARACTERIZATION OF THE NEARBY L/T BINARY BROWN DWARF WISE J104915.57-531906.1 AT 2 pc FROM THE SUN
Discovery of new companions to high proper motion stars from the VVV Survey
Massive open star clusters using the VVV survey II. Discovery of six clusters with Wolf-Rayet stars
Milky Way demographics with the VVV survey II. Color transformations and near-infrared photometry for 136 million stars in the southern Galactic disk
One more neighbor: The first brown dwarf in the VVV survey
WEATHER ON OTHER WORLDS. I. DETECTION OF PERIODIC VARIABILITY IN THE L3 DWARF DENIS-P J1058.7-1548 WITH PRECISE MULTI-WAVELENGTH PHOTOMETRY
DISCOVERY OF TWO VERY WIDE BINARIES WITH ULTRACOOL COMPANIONS AND A NEW BROWN DWARF AT THE L/T TRANSITION
Identifying ultra-cool dwarfs at low Galactic latitudes: a southern candidate catalogue
Massive open star clusters using the VVV survey I. Presentation of the data and description of the approach
Obscured clusters IV. The most massive stars in [DBS2003] 179
Strengthening the open cluster distance scale via VVV photometry
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
Discovery of VVV CL001 A low-mass globular cluster next to UKS 1 in the direction of the Galactic bulge
High-resolution optical spectroscopy of V838 Monocerotis in 2009
Mercer 5: a probable new globular cluster in the Galactic bulge
NEW EVIDENCE SUPPORTING MEMBERSHIP FOR TW NOR IN LYNGA 6 AND THE CENTAURUS SPIRAL ARM
New Galactic star clusters discovered in the VVV survey
Three Galactic globular cluster candidates
DENIS J081730.0-615520: AN OVERLOOKED MID-T DWARF IN THE SOLAR NEIGHBORHOOD
Obscured clusters III. Follow-up observations of Mercer 23
VISTA Variables in the Via Lactea (VVV): The public ESO near-IR variability survey of the Milky Way
HIDDEN MILKY WAY STAR CLUSTERS HOSTING WOLF-RAYET STARS
Infrared surveys of Galactic star clusters
Obscured clusters. II. GLIMPSE-C02 - A new metal rich globular cluster in the Milky Way
The globular cluster M15. I. Identification, discovery, and period determination of variable stars
The young Galactic star cluster [DBS2003] 179
Obscured clusters. I. GLIMPSE30 - A young milky way star cluster hosting Wolf-Rayet stars
Infrared spectroscopy of the ultra-low-mass binary Oph 162225-240515
Red giant branch stars as probes of stellar populations - II. Properties of the newly discovered globular cluster GLIMPSE-C01
A catalogue of OB associations in IC 1613
Discovery of new Milky Way star cluster candidates in the 2MASS point source catalog. II. Physical properties of the star cluster CC01
The small Magellanic Cloud star cluster NGC 458. A new UBVI photometric study
The SMC star cluster Lindsay 1 - First UI photometric study
Discovery of new Milky Way star clusters candidates in the 2MASS point source catalog
M75, a globular cluster with a trimodal horizontal branch. I. Color-magnitude diagram

ConferencePaper (16)

A DEEP WISE SEARCH FOR VERY LATE TYPE OBJECTS
VVV GALACTIC STAR CLUSTERS: VVV CL059
VVV IR HIGH PROPER MOTION STARS
Proper motions and brown dwarfs in the VVV survey
Weather on other worlds: BD variability and the VVV
VVV search for new young clusters towards the star forming regions in our galaxy: First results
VVV study of the young Milky Way star clusters: Mercer 35, 69 and 70
Young Stellar Clusters in the VVV Survey
VVV POINTED SEARCH FOR NEW GALACTIC OPEN CLUSTERS
VVV STUDY OF THE YOUNG MILKY WAY STAR CLUSTERS: MERCER35, 69 AND 70
Hidden infrared star clusters in our Galaxy: follow-up observations
"Revealing the galactic ""Underground"" star formation"
REVEALING THE GALACTIC "UNDERGROUND" STAR FORMATION
REVEALING THE GALACTIC UNDERGROUND" STAR FORMATION"
RGB Properties of the LMC/SMC Clusters in the Infrared
VISTA MILKY WAY PUBLIC SURVEY

Proyecto (10)

Vista Variables in the Vía Láctea eXtended (VVVX)
VVV Proper Motion Survey
Millennium Institute of Astrophysics (MAS)
VISTA-VVV: BD variability and "ultimate benchmark brown dwarfs"
Vista Variables in the Vía Láctea
Brown dwarf research in Valparaiso - support for a new post-doc
Brown Dwarfs as Viewed by the First Chilean IR Survey Vista- VVV
High-level Research in Astronomy at Universidad de Valparaíso: Requirements for further Development. Post-doc in Brown dwarf research
Brown Dwarfs and Planets - the First View from VVV
The hidden sub-stellar population projected on the Milky Way belt

Review (1)

TOWARD THE GENERAL RED GIANT BRANCH SLOPE-METALLICITY-AGE CALIBRATION. I. METALLICITIES, AGES, AND KINEMATICS FOR EIGHT LARGE MAGELLANIC CLOUD CLUSTERS
126
Radostin Kurtev

Titular

Instituto de Física y Astronomía

UNIVERSIDAD DE VALPARAÍSO

Valparaíso, Chile

80
Jordanka Borissova

Full Professor, grado 4

Facultad de Ciencias

Universidad de Valparaiso

Valparaíso, Chile

48
Dante Minniti

Professor

Facultad de Ciencias Exactas

UNIVERSIDAD ANDRES BELLO

Santiago, Chile

31
Márcio Catelan

Full Professor

Instituto de Astrofísica

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

21
Douglas Geisler

Full Professor

Astronomy

UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCION, DEPTO DE ASTRONOMIA

Concepcion, Chile

17
Juan Beamin

Coordinador científico

Vicerrectoría de investigación y postgrado

Universidad Autónoma de Chile

Santiago, Chile

11
Manuela Zoccali

Profesor Asociado

Facultad de Física

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

9
Wolfgang Gieren

Full Professor

Astronomy

UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCIÓN

Concepción, Chile

9
Rodolfo Barbá

Director

Astronomía

DEPARTAMENTO DE ASTRONOMÍA - UNIVERSIDAD DE LA SERENA

La Serena, Chile

7
Christian Moni Bidin

Director

Vicerrectoría de Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico

Universidad Católica del Norte

Antofagasta, Chile

7
Sebastián Ramírez

Profesor asistente

Centro de Astronomía, Universidad de Antofagasta

Antofagasta, Chile

5
LEONARDO Bronfman

Full Professor

Astronomy

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE, FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS FÍSICAS Y MATEMÁTICAS

Santiago, Chile

5
Pia Amigo

Profesor Jornada Parcial

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

4
Amelia Bayo

Full Professor

Instituto de Fisica y Astronomia, Facultado de Ciencias

Valparaiso, Chile

4
Andres Jordan

Profesor

Universidad Adolfo Ibánez

Santiago, Chile

3
Lorenzo Monaco

Profesor asistente

UNIVERSIDAD ANDRES BELLO

Santiago, Chile

3
Julio Carballo

Independent Researcher

Instituto de Alta Investigación - Universidad de Tarapacá

Arica, Chile

2
Claus Tappert

Profesor ad honorem

Instituto de Física y Astronomía

Universidad de Valparaíso

Valparaiso, Chile

2
René Méndez

Profesor

Departamento de Astronomia

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

2
Javier Alonso

Associate Professor

Centro de Astronomía (CITEVA)

Universidad de Antofagasta

Antofagasta, Chile

2
Matthias Schreiber

Profesor Titular

Departamento de Fisica

Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María

Valparaiso, Chile

2
Ronald Mennickent

Full professor

Astronomy

Universidad de Concepción

Concepción, Chile

2
Leonardo Vanzi

full time

Electrical Engineering

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Maria Ruiz

Profesor Titular

DEPARTAMENTO DE ASTRONOMÍA, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
James Jenkins

Associate Professor

Astronomy

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Aldo Valcarce

Postdoctorado

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Natal, RN, Chile

1
Linda Schmidtobreick

staff astronomer

Sciops

ESO

Vitacura, Chile

1
Veronica Motta

Profesor Titular

Instituto de Fisica y Astronomia

Universidad de Valparaiso

Valparaíso, Chile

1
Nelson Padilla

Profesor Titular

Astrophysics

Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Claudio Caceres

Assistant professor

Ciencias Físicas

Universidad Andrés Bello

Santiago, Chile

1
Karla Peña

Profesor Asistente

Vicerectoría de Investigación, Innovación y Postgrado

Universidad de Antofagasta

Antofagasta, Chile

1
Giuliano Pignata

Associate professor

Universidad Andrés Bello

Santiago, Chile

1
Simon Casassus

Profesor Titular

Astronomía

DEPARTAMENTO DE ASTRONOMÍA, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Carolina Agurto

Independent researcher

Center for Astrochemical Studies

Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics

Garching, Alemania

1
Francisco Surot

Postdoc

Investigación

Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC)

San Cristóbal de La Laguna, España

1
José Fernández

Assistant Professor

Universidad de Atacama

Copiapo, Chile

1
Sergio Vásquez

Profesional del área científica

Dirección de Educación

Museo Interactivo Mirador

Santiago, Chile

1
Matias Gomez

Associate Professor

DEPARTAMENTO DE CIENCIAS FÍSICAS UNIVERSIDAD ANDRES BELLO

Santiago, Chile

1
Maximiliano Moyano

Director

Instituto de Astronomía

UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DEL NORTE

Antofagasta, Chile