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Maria Teresa Ruiz Gonzalez

Profesor Titular

DEPARTAMENTO DE ASTRONOMÍA, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Extrasolar Planets; Stellar Atmospheres; Stellar Evolution

Educación

  •  Astrofisica, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY. Estados Unidos, 1975
  •  Astrofisica, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY. Estados Unidos, 1973
  •  Licenciado en Astronomia, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE. Chile, 1971

Experiencia Académica

  •   Profesor Titular (Ptofessor of Astronomy) Full Time

    Universidad de Chile

    Ciencias Fisicas y Matematicas

    Santiago, Chile

    1979 - A la fecha

  •   Postdoctorado Full Time

    Observatorio Astronomico de Trieste

    Trieste, Italia

    1975 - 1976

  •   Profesor Visitante Full Time

    Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

    Instituto de Astronomia

    DF, México

    1976 - 1978

  •   Postdoc Full Time

    Goddard (NASA New York)

    New York, Estados Unidos

    1978 - 1979

Formación de Capital Humano


I have taught 37 courses at the Astronomy Department at Universidad de Chile.

I have supervised 9 Master's thesis and 2 doctoral dissertations.

1 A high resolution spectroscopic search for the thermal emission of the extrasolar planet HD 217107 b Patricio Cubillos V. Tesis de Magíster 30/05/2011 Profesor Integrante FCFM
2 Espectroscopia de Transmisión con Telescopios Terrestres: El Caso de HD209458b Nicola Astudillo D. Tesis de Magíster 24/11/2011 Profesor Integrante FCFM
3 Procesos de Meteorización en Condritos Ordinarios del Desierto de Atacama, Norte de Chile: Nuevos Antecedentes sobre Meteorización de Material Extraterrestre en Ambientes Deserticos Edith Valenzuela P. Tesis de Doctorado 24/05/2011 Profesor Integrante FCFM
4 Binariedad Estelar y Sub-Estelar en Enanas Blancas Cercanas Matías Radiszcz S. Tesis de Doctorado 15/01/2010 Profesor Integrante FCFM
5 Estudio Espectroscópico de Subestructuras del Halo Galáctico Usando Estrellas Rr Lyrae del Proyecto Quest Sonia Duffau E. Tesis de Doctorado 04/12/2008 Profesor Guia FCFM
6 Estudio de la Función de Luminosidad y Cinemática de Estrellas Enanas del Catalogo Calan-Eso Matías Radiszcz S. Tesis de Magíster 10/07/2006 Profesor Guia FCFM
7 Descubriendo la Naturaleza de la Nova Pl 1547-5612 César Fuentes G. Tesis de Magíster 13/01/2005 Profesor Guia FCFM
8 Poblaciones Estelares en el Catalogo de Movimientos Propios Calan-Eso: el Super Cumulo de Sirio Cristóbal Espinoza R. Tesis de Magíster 16/11/2005 Profesor Guia FCFM
9 Aporte de la Población de Sub-Enanas a la Masa Obscura de la Galaxia Patricio Rojo R. Tesis de Magíster 08/08/2001 Profesor Guia FCFM
10 Estudio Multitransicional del Flujo Bipolar en el Glóbulo Sandquist 136 Ive Kohnenkamp V. Tesis de Magíster 16/08/1996 Profesor Integrante FCFM
11 Estudio Fotométrico e Inclinaciones de Galaxias Seyfert de la Búsqueda Calan-Tololo Luis Barrientos P. Tesis de Magíster 23/08/1993 Profesor Integrante FCFM
12 Fotometría y Función de Luminosidad para Ngc 2477 Gaspar Galaz L. Tesis de Magíster 23/09/1993 Profesor Guia FCFM
13 Función de Luminosidad del Flujo Estelar de Uma Marianne Takamiya W. Tesis de Magíster 07/08/1991 Profesor Guia FCFM
14 Estudio Cinematico de los Super Cúmulos de Sirio y las Hyades René Méndez B. Tesis de Magíster 29/08/1989 Profesor Guia FCFM
15 Observaciones de Alta Resolucion del Objeto Central y la Nebulosidad Vecina a la Estrella 'Eta Carina Patricio Ortiz A. Tesis de Magíster 12/08/1985 Profesor Guia FCFM
16 Estudio del Complejo Molecular Scorpio Ob-2 Usando Monoxido de Carbono Como Rastreador Leonardo Bronfman A. Tesis de Magíster 29/08/1980 Profesor Guia FCFM
17 Estudio espectrofotométrico de galaxias HII Miriam Peña Cárdenas Tesis de Doctorado 1990 Profesor Co-Guía, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico


Difusión y Transferencia


Books:

1) Hijos de las Estrellas, Maria Teresa Ruiz (2007), 3rd Edition, Ediciones B, for general public.
2) Voices from de Universe, Margarita Schultz and Maria Teresa Ruiz (2010) (Ediciones Ocholibros), for general public in spanish and english.
3) El Universo: Ciencia y Ficcion, Maria Teresa Ruiz and Margarita Schultz (2011) (Confin Ediciones), for children, ages 6 to 13.
4) Desde Chile un Cielo Estrellado, María Teresa Ruiz (2013) Ediciones Catalonia, Anthology of selected texts (poetry, novels astronomical news, jokes, history) with astronomy as a common theme. For young readers.
5) +Universo Ciencia & Ficción, Maria Teresa Ruiz and Margarita Schultz (2015) Confin Ediciones, for students, ages 13 to 17.
6) Hijos de las Estrellas (new edition). María Teresa Ruiz (2017) Debate, Penguin Random House . 2 Editions.

Since about 1997, I give an average of about 30 talks per year for the general public and school children.

Frequent appearances in the local news (newspapers, magazines, radio, TV).


Premios y Distinciones

  •   Catedra Presidencial en Ciencias

    Presidencia de la Republica

    Chile, 1996

    Award of 50 million chilean pesos per year for two years in order to carry out a research program to study the local low luminosity sub-dwarf population.

  •   Premio Nacional de Ciencias Exactas

    Gobierno de Chile

    Chile, 1997

    This is the highest award for a scientist in Chile that recognizes her career.

  •   Guggenheim Fellowship

    Guggenheim Foundation

    Estados Unidos, 2000

    A two year award in order to study the latest stages of solar mass star evolution.

  •   Miembro de Número

    Academia Chilena de Ciencias

    Chile, 1998

    Life-long membership in a 36-member academy

  •   Honorary Member

    American Astronomical Society

    Estados Unidos, 2004

    This is a prestigious honor for international astronomers.

  •   Presidenta

    Academia Chilena de Ciencias

    Chile, 2015

    Elected President for a three-year term.

  •   For Women in Science Prize

    L'oreal-Unesco

    Francia, 2017

    A recognition awarded to five women, one per continent.

  •   Woman of the Year 2013

    Scotiabank

    Chile, 2013

    A recognition awarded to a woman for her leadership in the area of science.

  •   Mujer Zonta 2013

    ZONTA

    Chile, 2013

    A recognition awarded to a woman for her leadership.

  •   Condecoracion Amanda Labarca

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    Chile, 2000

    To a woman who is distinguished by her outstanding academic achievements at the Universidad de Chile.

  •   Elena Caffarena Award

    SERVICIO NACIONAL DE LA MUJER

    Chile, 2008

    Given to a woman leader in science

  •   Woman Leader

    DIARIO EL MERCURIO

    Chile, 2004

    Yearly recognition to one hundred women in different activities of society. It was awarded to M T Ruiz on 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011.


 

Article (139)

A search for pre- and proto-brown dwarfs in the dark cloud Barnard 30 with ALMA
Kinematic and chemical study of planetary nebulae and H (II) regions in NGC 3109
New planetary systems from the Calan-Hertfordshire Extrasolar Planet Search
Search for giant planets in M 67
VLT SPECTROSCOPIC ANALYSIS OF HH 202. IMPLICATIONS ON DUST DESTRUCTION AND THERMAL INHOMOGENEITIES
Search for giant planets in M67
Eta Carinae's 2014.6 spectroscopic event: Clues to the long-term recovery from its Great Eruption
2MASS J154043.42-510135.7: a new addition to the 5 pc population
A comprehensive view of the Virgo stellar stream
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
Binary frequency of planet-host stars at wide separations A new brown dwarf companion to a planet-host star
Kinematic study of planetary nebulae in NGC 6822
Three planetary companions around M 67 stars
A HOT URANUS ORBITING THE SUPER METAL-RICH STAR HD 77338 AND THE METALLICITY-MASS CONNECTION
Analysis of chemical abundances in planetary nebulae with [WC] central stars II. Chemical abundances and the abundance discrepancy factor
The sub-stellar birth rate from UKIDSS
ACCRETION RATES ON PRE-MAIN-SEQUENCE STARS IN THE YOUNG OPEN CLUSTER NGC 6530
Analysis of chemical abundances in planetary nebulae with [WC] central stars I. Line intensities and physical conditions
ANALYSIS OF TWO SMALL MAGELLANIC CLOUD H II REGIONS CONSIDERING THERMAL INHOMOGENEITIES: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE DETERMINATIONS OF EXTRAGALACTIC CHEMICAL ABUNDANCES
Benchmark cool companions: ages and abundances for the PZ Telescopii system
First T dwarfs in the VISTA Hemisphere Survey
Search for giant planets in M 67 I. Overview
SECULAR CHANGES IN ETA CARINAE'S WIND 1998-2011
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
A COMPREHENSIVE SPECTROSCOPIC ANALYSIS OF DB WHITE DWARFS
A SPECTROSCOPIC SURVEY AND ANALYSIS OF BRIGHT, HYDROGEN-RICH WHITE DWARFS
Chromospheric activities and kinematics for solar type dwarfs and subgiants: analysis of the activity distribution and the AVR
Discovery of a T dwarf plus white dwarf binary system
Millimagnitude photometry for transiting extrasolar planetary candidates V. Follow-up of 30 OGLE transits. New candidates
SPECTROSCOPIC ANALYSIS OF HOT, HYDROGEN-RICH WHITE DWARFS: THE PRESENCE OF METALS AND THE BALMER-LINE PROBLEM
Deep census of variable stars in a VLT/VIMOS field in Carina
A new outburst in the extraordinary central star of LMC-N66
A transiting planet among 23 new near-threshold candidates from the OGLE survey - OGLE-TR-182
Detection of period variations in extrasolar transiting planet OGLE-TR-111b
OGLE-TR-211 - a new transiting inflated hot Jupiter from the OGLE survey and ESO LP666 spectroscopic follow-up program
A new Neptune-mass planet orbiting HD219828
Millimagnitude photometry for transiting extrasolar planetary candidates. II. transits of OGLE-TR-113-B in the optical and near-ir
Millimagnitude photometry for transiting extrasolar planetary candidates. III. accurate radius and period for OGLE-TR-111-B
Millimagnitude photometry for transiting extrasolar planetary candidates. IV. Solution to the puzzle of the extremely red OGLE-TR-82 primary
The 666" collaboration on OGLE transits I. Accurate radius of the planets OGLE-TR-10b and OGLE-TR-56b with VLT deconvolution photometry"
The chemical composition of the galactic H II regions M8 and M17. A revision based on deep VLT echelle spectrophotometry
Faint emission lines in the Galactic HII regions M16, M20 and NGC 3603
High-resolution spectroscopy of PB 6
Millimagnitude optical photometry for the transiting planetary candidate OGLE-TR-109
Optical and near-infrared observations of the peculiar type Ia supernova 1999ac
The multiwavelength survey by Yale-Chile (MUSYC): Survey design and deep public UBVRIZ ' images and catalogs of the extended Hubble Deep Field-South
Carbon and oxygen galactic gradients: Observational values from HII region recombination lines
Chemical composition of two H II regions in NGC 6822 based on VLT spectroscopy
Deep echelle spectrophotometry of S 311, a Galactic H II region located outside the solar circle
On the interpretation of high-velocity white dwarfs as members of the galactic halo
A high resolution spectroscopic study of the extraordinary planetary nebula LMC-N66
Chemical abundances of the galactic H II region NGC 3576 derived from very large telescope echelle spectrophotometry
Optical imaging and spectroscopy of the HII region G353.2+0.9 in NGC 6357 and its relation to Pismis 24
Physical conditions of the planetary nebula NGC 5315 derived from VLT echelle observations and the t(2) problem
The transiting extrasolar giant planet around the star OGLE-TR-113
Kinematics and luminosity function of dwarf populations in three areas of the Calan-ESO proper-motion catalog
The central star of the planetary nebula N 66 in the Large Magellanic Cloud: A detailed analysis of its dramatic evolution 1983-2000
The CYDER survey: first results
Using optical and near-infrared photometry to test MACHO lens candidates
Very Large Telescope Echelle Spectrophotometry of the planetary nebula NGC 5307 and temperature variations
Calan-ESO Proper-Motion Catalog
CE 315: A new interacting double-degenerate binary star
Photometric and spectroscopic analysis of cool white dwarfs with trigonometric parallax measurements
Physical Conditions and Current Massive Star Formation in NGC 3603
The luminosity function of magnitude and proper-motion-selected samples: The case of white dwarfs
The Type Ic SN 1990B in NGC 4568
White dwarfs in the Calan-ESO survey
CTQ 839: Candidate for the smallest projected separation binary quasar
PMN J1838-3427: A new gravitationally lensed quasar
Possible detection of an old bipolar shell associated with ? Carinae
Possible detection of an old bipolar shell associated with eta Carinae
The chemical composition of the small magellanic cloud HII region NGC 346 and the primordial helium abundance
Hubble Space Telescope Observations of the Dusty Small Magellanic Cloud H II Region N88A
The cool white dwarf luminosity function and the age of the galactic disk
The Variable Central Star of PN G243.8−37.1
Transient double-peaked line emission as signatures of accretion events around supermassive black holes
Kelu-1 : A Free-floating Brown Dwarf in the Solar Neighborhood
Spectrophotometric Data of the Central Star of the Large Magellanic Cloud Planetary Nebula N66: Quantitative Analysis of Its WN‐Type Spectrum
Spectroscopic study of the planetary nebulae with Wolf-Rayet nuclei in the Magellanic Clouds
The chemical evolution of cool white dwarfs and the age of the local galactic disk
The evolved central star of the planetary nebula ESO 166-PN 21
BVRI Light Curves for 29 Type IA Supernovae
New Cool Degenerate Stars
NGC 2477: Photometry and luminosity function.
Recent observations of the WR central star of the planetary nebula LMC-N66
Spectroscopic Follow-Up of Large Proper-Motion Stars in ESO Areas 207, 439, and 440
The Extremely Low Luminosity White Dwarf ESO 439−26
Time-dependent behavior and physical conditions of the LMC planetary nebular N66
A thermal pulse in progress in the nucleus of the LMC planetary nebula N66
Calán-Tololo survey. IV. Seyfert 1 galaxies
LM1-64: a high excitation planetary nebula with WR nucleus in the LMC
SN 1992K: A twin to the subluminous Type IA SN 1991bg
The peculiar cool white dwarf LHS 1126 revisited
The Type IA supernova 1989B in NGC 3627 (M66)
Calan-Tololo Survey. V. Two hundred new southern quasars
G62-46 - an unresolved double degenerate binary containing a magnetic DA component
Leo I - The youngest Milky Way dwarf spheroidal galaxy?
Newly identified cold subdwarfs - LHS 375, LHS 407, LHS 3181, and LHS 3555
Proper motions in the southern ESO areas 207, 439, and 440
A proper motion survey. I - Hyades and UMa moving groups
Calan-Tololo Survey II: Seyfert 1 galaxies
Discovery of two cool magnetic white dwarfs
The chemical composition of the galactic H II region M17
Ultraviolet and optical spectra of central stars of halo planetary nebulae
Velocity ellipsoids of the Hyades and UMa moving groups - an application to proper motion surveys
Calan-Tololo survey. III - HII galaxies
ESO 207 - 61: A brown dwarf candidate in the Hyades moving group
Line analysis and nebular abundances in H II galaxies
The evolved bipolar planetary nebula NGC 2899
The halo planetary nebulae M 2-29 and BB-1
A newly discovered carbon-poor planetary nebula - PN 242-37.1
Energy distribution of low-luminosity stars
Proper-motion survey. I - Common-proper-motion systems in ESO areas 439 and 440
The light curve of the plateau Type II SN 1983K
A new halo planetary nebula
Calan-Tololo survey. I - Seyfert 1 galaxies
Spectrophotometry of Calan-Tololo Seyfert galaxies - Objects from list 1
A spectrophotometric study of the planetary nebula N66 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
ESO 439-162/163 - A common proper motion binary formed by a magnetic DQ and a DC type white dwarf
Light echoes from SN 1987 A
Spectrophotometry of the new common-proper-motion pair ESO 440-55a/55b
The interstellar extinction in the open clusters Tr 14, Tr 15, Tr 16/Cr 232 and Cr 228 in NGC 3372. New near-infrared photometry
IRAS 18059-3211 - Optically known as 'Gomez's Hamburger'
M20-04 - A T Tauri star
On the infrared emission of the exciting star of the Herbig-Haro objects 1 and 2
The type 1a supernova 1986G in NGC 5128 - Optical photometry and spectra
ER 8 - A very low luminosity degenerate star
MSH 10-53 - A supernova remnant interacting with molecular clouds
The supernova 1983k in NGC 4699 - Clues to the nature of Type II progenitors
Time variations of the H-alpha line profile from the core of Eta Carinae
PL 1547.3-5612 - A pure nitrogen ring nebula
Spectrophotometry of the optical emission from RCW103 and Milne 23
Spectroscopic Observations of Supernova Remnant Candidates W28 CTB1 and DR4
High resolution observations of the H-alpha profile from Eta CAR
Spectroscopy of RCW 86 - A young supernova remnant
A Dynamical Model for the Central Region of M31
An Approximate Dynamical Model for Spheroidal Stellar Systems
Scattering by dust and the photographic appearance of eta Carinae
The RR Lyrae stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud cluster NGC 1835.
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Maria Ruiz

Profesor Titular

DEPARTAMENTO DE ASTRONOMÍA, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

22
José Maza

Full Professor

Astronomía

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

20
Dante Minniti

Professor

Facultad de Ciencias Exactas

UNIVERSIDAD ANDRES BELLO

Santiago, Chile

18
Manuela Zoccali

Profesor Asociado

Facultad de Física

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

17
Wolfgang Gieren

Full Professor

Astronomy

UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCIÓN

Concepción, Chile

5
James Jenkins

Associate Professor

Astronomy

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

4
Leopoldo Infante

Professor

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

4
Sebastián Ramírez

Profesor asistente

Centro de Astronomía, Universidad de Antofagasta

Antofagasta, Chile

3
Paulina Lira

Associate Professor

Astronomía

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

2
Radostin Kurtev

Titular

Instituto de Física y Astronomía

UNIVERSIDAD DE VALPARAÍSO

Valparaíso, Chile

2
René Méndez

Profesor

Departamento de Astronomia

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

2
Márcio Catelan

Full Professor

Instituto de Astrofísica

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

2
Jordanka Borissova

Full Professor, grado 4

Facultad de Ciencias

Universidad de Valparaiso

Valparaíso, Chile

2
Ezequiel Treister

Associate Professor

Institute of Astrophysics

Pontificia Universidad Catolica

Santiago, Chile

2
Rodolfo Barbá

Director

Astronomía

DEPARTAMENTO DE ASTRONOMÍA - UNIVERSIDAD DE LA SERENA

La Serena, Chile

2
Gaspar Galaz

Profesor Titular, Director, Instituto de Astrofísica

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE, FACULTAD DE FÍSICA, DEPARTAMENTO DE ASTRONOMÍA Y ASTROFÍSICA

Santiago, Chile

2
LEONARDO Bronfman

Full Professor

Astronomy

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE, FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS FÍSICAS Y MATEMÁTICAS

Santiago, Chile

2
Andres Jordan

Profesor

Universidad Adolfo Ibánez

Santiago, Chile

2
Sebastian Lopez

Associate Professor

DEPARTAMENTO DE ASTRONOMIA

Santiago, Chile

1
Matthias Schreiber

Profesor Titular

Departamento de Fisica

Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María

Valparaiso, Chile

1
Ronald Mennickent

Full professor

Astronomy

Universidad de Concepción

Concepción, 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
Leonardo Vanzi

full time

Electrical Engineering

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Anna Vivas

Assistant Astronomer

Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory

La Serena, Chile

1
Roberto Assef

Profesor Titular

Núcleo de Astronomía de la Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias

Universidad Diego Portales

Santiago, Chile

1
Nelson Padilla

Profesor Titular

Astrophysics

Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Douglas Geisler

Full Professor

Astronomy

UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCION, DEPTO DE ASTRONOMIA

Concepcion, Chile

1
Amelia Bayo

Full Professor

Instituto de Fisica y Astronomia, Facultado de Ciencias

Valparaiso, Chile

1
Monica Rubio

Full Professor

DEPARTENTO DE ASTRONOMIA, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Juan Beamin

Coordinador científico

Vicerrectoría de investigación y postgrado

Universidad Autónoma de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Nestor Becerra

Professor

Electrical engineering

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Patricio Rojo

Associate Professor

Astronomy

Universidad De Chile

Las Condes, Chile

1
Lorenzo Monaco

Profesor asistente

UNIVERSIDAD ANDRES BELLO

Santiago, Chile

1
Rafael Brahm

Profesor Asistente

Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias

Universidad Adolfo Ibánez

Santiago, Chile

1
Guido Garay

Profesor Titular

Astronomy

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Luis Barrientos

Associate Professor, Director

Institute of Astrophysics

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Alejandro Clocchiatti

Professor

Astrophysics

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Christian Moni Bidin

Director

Vicerrectoría de Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico

Universidad Católica del Norte

Antofagasta, Chile

1
Edgardo Costa

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

Santiago, Chile