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Francisco Forster Burón

Scientist

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


astronomy; astroinformatics; supernova; stellar evolution; robotic astronomy; education

Educación

  •  Astrophysics, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD. Reino Unido, 2009
  •  Astronomy, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE. Chile, 2004
  •  Engineering Sciences, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE. Chile, 2004

Experiencia Académica

  •   Postdoctoral fellow Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    Santiago, Chile

    2009 - 2010

  •   Fondecyt postdoctoral fellow Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    Santiago, Chile

    2010 - 2013

  •   Scientist Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    Santiago, Chile

    2013 - A la fecha

  •   Associate Researcher Other

    Instituto Milenio de Astrofísica

    Santiago, Chile

    2017 - A la fecha

Formación de Capital Humano


I have supervised or I am supervising the following students:

Astronomy:
Francisca Chabour, 2021 (B.Sc.)
Jorge Araya, 2021 (B.Sc.)
Simón Sanfeliú, 2021 (B.Sc.)
Juanita Antilén, 2020 (M.Sc.)
Javier Silva, 2020 (B.Sc.)
Melissa Fuentealba, 2020 (B.Sc.)
Alex Barrera, 2020 (B.Sc.)
Jorge Martínez, 2015-2018 (Ph.D.) postdoc at U. Berkeley since 2018
Arturo Lira, 2018 (M.Sc)
Daniela Barrientos, 2017 (M.Sc)
José Peña, 2014-2020 (Ph.D., co-supervisor)
Gustavo Medina, 2014-2016 (M.Sc., co-supervisor)
Sebastián Marino, 2013 (B.Sc.)
Thomas de Jaeger, 2012 (Ph.D., co-supervisor)
Sebastián Marchii, 2012 (B.Sc.)
Paloma Pérez, 2011 (B.Sc.)
Fernando Rivas, 2010 (B.Sc.)
César Parra, 2010 (B.Sc.)
Vachail Salinas, 2010 (B.Sc.)
Nicolás López, 2009 (B.Sc.)

Mathematical Engineering:
Emir Chacra, 2019 (B.Sc.)
Andrés Riveros, 2018 (B.Sc.)
Paul Silva, 2016 (B.Sc.)
Daniela Vega, 2016 (M.Sc.)
David Hasson, 2015 (B.Sc.)
Andrés Cristi, 2015 (B.Sc.)

Computer Science:
Francisco Muñoz, 2020 (M.Sc.)
Javier Morales, 2020 (M.Sc.)
Eduardo Araos, 2020 (M.Sc.)
Francisco Muñoz, 2018 (B.Sc.)
Paloma Pérez, 2018 (B.Sc.)
Ariel Barraza, 2016 (B.Sc.)
Alonso González, 2009 (B.Sc.)

Electrical Engineering:
Oscar Pimentel, 2020-present (M.Sc. co-supervisor)
Pablo Montero, 2020-present (M.Sc. co-supervisor)
Esteban Reyes, 2018-present (M.Sc. co-supervisor)
Rodrigo Carrasco, 2017-2019 (M.Sc. co-supervisor)
Ignacio Reyes, 2015-2017 (M.Sc., co-supervisor)
Pablo Huentelemu, 2014-2016, (M.Sc., co-supervisor)

Visiting students:
Amandine Gerstenberg, 2019 (Université de Lille, France)
Adrien Baudier, 2017, (Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France)



 

Article (38)

Alert Classification for the ALeRCE Broker System: The Light Curve Classifier
The Automatic Learning for the Rapid Classification of Events (ALeRCE) Alert Broker
The Early Discovery of SN 2017ahn: Signatures of Persistent Interaction in a Fast-declining Type II Supernova
Asteroids' Size Distribution and Colors from HITS Show affiliations
Design and Operation of the ATLAS Transient Science Server
Luminous Type II supernovae for their low expansion velocities
Optical and Near-infrared Observations of the Nearby SN Ia 2017cbv
Progenitor properties of type II supernovae: fitting to hydrodynamical models using Markov chain Monte Carlo methods
Studying Type II supernovae as cosmological standard candles using the Dark Energy Survey
Deep Learning for Image Sequence Classification of Astronomical Events
Enabling real-time multi-messenger astrophysics discoveries with deep learning
Introducing the Search for Intermediate-mass Black Holes in Nearby Galaxies (SIBLING) Survey
Seeing Double: ASASSN-18bt Exhibits a Two-component Rise in the Early-time K2 Light
A fast-evolving luminous transient discovered by K2/Kepler
A new, faint population of X-ray transients
Characterizing the environments of supernovae with MUSE
Comprehensive observations of the bright and energetic Type lax SN 2012Z: Interpretation as a Chandrasekhar mass white dwarf explosion
On the environments of Type Ia supernovae within host galaxies
SEARCHING FOR LIGHT ECHOES DUE TO CIRCUMSTELLAR MATTER IN SNe Ia SPECTRA
SN 2011A: A LOW-LUMINOSITY INTERACTING TRANSIENT WITH A DOUBLE PLATEAU AND STRONG SODIUM ABSORPTION
The rise-time of Type II supernovae
The state of Pluto's atmosphere in 2012-2013
CHARACTERIZING THE V-BAND LIGHT-CURVES OF HYDROGEN-RICH TYPE II SUPERNOVAE
DEFINING PHOTOMETRIC PECULIAR TYPE Ia SUPERNOVAE
PERSISTENT C II ABSORPTION IN THE NORMAL TYPE Ia SUPERNOVA 2002fk
SN 2009N: linking normal and subluminous Type II-P SNe
SN 2011hs: a fast and faint Type IIb supernova from a supergiant progenitor
SUPERNOVA 2010as: THE LOWEST-VELOCITY MEMBER OF A FAMILY OF FLAT-VELOCITY TYPE IIb SUPERNOVAE
A statistical analysis of circumstellar material in Type Ia supernovae
ON THE LIRA LAW AND THE NATURE OF EXTINCTION TOWARD TYPE Ia SUPERNOVAE
SPECTROSCOPIC OBSERVATIONS OF SN 2012fr: A LUMINOUS, NORMAL TYPE Ia SUPERNOVA WITH EARLY HIGH-VELOCITY FEATURES AND A LATE VELOCITY PLATEAU
SPECTROSCOPY OF TYPE Ia SUPERNOVAE BY THE CARNEGIE SUPERNOVA PROJECT
EVIDENCE FOR ASYMMETRIC DISTRIBUTION OF CIRCUMSTELLAR MATERIAL AROUND TYPE Ia SUPERNOVAE
A study of the color diversity around maximum light in Type Ia supernovae
SN 2009bb: A PECULIAR BROAD-LINED TYPE Ic SUPERNOVA
Scheduling in Targeted Transient Surveys and a New Telescope for CHASE
SIMPLIFIED HYDROSTATIC CARBON BURNING IN WHITE DWARF INTERIORS
Morphological analysis of the centimeter-wave continuum in the dark cloud LDN 1622

Article (14)

Carnegie Supernova Project-II=> The Near-infrared Spectroscopy Program
Fast Algorithms for Slow Moving Asteroids=> Constraints on the Distribution of Kuiper Belt Objects
Asteroids in the High Cadence Transient Survey
Discovery of Distant RR Lyrae Stars in the Milky Way Using DECam
Robust Period Estimation Using Mutual Information for Multiband Light Curves in the Synoptic Survey Era
The delay of shock breakout due to circumstellar material evident in most type II supernovae
The High Cadence Transit Survey (HiTS)=> Compilation and Characterization of Light-curve Catalogs
Type IIP supernova light curves affected by the acceleration of red supergiant winds
Continuum Foreground Polarization and Na i Absorption in Type Ia SNe
Deep-HiTS=> Rotation Invariant Convolutional Neural Network for Transient Detection
Serendipitous Discovery of RR Lyrae Stars in the Leo V Ultra-faint Galaxy
The Emergence of the Infrared Transient VVV-WIT-06
MUSE REVEALS A RECENT MERGER IN THE POST-STARBURST HOST GALAXY OF THE TDE ASASSN-14li
THE HIGH CADENCE TRANSIENT SURVEY (HITS). I. SURVEY DESIGN AND SUPERNOVA SHOCK BREAKOUT CONSTRAINTS

ConferencePaper (8)

Clustering of Astronomical Transient Candidates Using Deep Variational Embedding
Enhanced Rotational Invariant Convolutional Neural Network for Supernovae Detection
Correntropy based filtering for supernova detection
Supernovae detection by using convolutional neural networks
Discriminating Variable Star Candidates in Large Image Databases from the HiTS Survey Using NMF
The CHilean automatic supernova search
Hydrostatic 12C burning in CO WDs: The simmering phase of SNe Ia progenitors
The CHilean Automatic Supernova sEarch (CHASE)

Proyecto (5)

UNDERSTANDING SUPERNOVA PROGENITORS USING NEXT GENERATION SYNOPTIC SURVEYS
UNDERSTANDING SUPERNOVA PROGENITORS=> CONNECTING THEORY AND OBSERVATIONS WITH A ROBOTIC TELESCOPE
Instalación de telescopio robótico para búsqueda de supernovas
A STUDY OF CORE-COLLAPSE SUPERNOVAE IN THE LOCAL UNIVERSE.
RADIO EMISSION MECHANISMS IN THE INTERSTELLAR MEDIUM.
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Francisco Forster

Scientist

Center for Mathematical Modelling

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

7
José Maza

Full Professor

Astronomía

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

4
Guillermo Cabrera

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science

Universidad de Concepción

Concepción, Chile

4
Pablo Huijse

Profesor categoría III

Facultad de Ciencias de la Ingeniería

Universidad Austral de Chile

Valdivia, Chile

3
Pablo Estevez

Profesor Titular

Departamento de Ingenieria Eléctrica

DEPTO. INGENIERÍA ELÉCTRICA, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

2
Alfredo Zenteno

Assistant Scientist

Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory

La Serena, Chile

2
Alejandro Clocchiatti

Professor

Astrophysics

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

2
Mario Hamuy

DEPARTAMENTO DE ASTRONOMÍA, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Patricio Rojo

Associate Professor

Astronomy

Universidad De Chile

Las Condes, Chile

1
Franz Bauer

Associate Professor

Instituto de Astrofisica

PONTIFICÍA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE, DEPARTAMENTO DE ASTRONOMÍA Y ASTROFÍSICA

Santiago, Chile

1
Ezequiel Treister

Associate Professor

Institute of Astrophysics

Pontificia Universidad Catolica

Santiago, Chile

1
Paulina Lira

Associate Professor

Astronomía

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Juan Maureira

Scientist

Center for Mathematical Modeling

University of Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Patricia Rojas

Independent

Independent Research

Strasbourg, Francia

1
Simon Casassus

Profesor Titular

Astronomía

DEPARTAMENTO DE ASTRONOMÍA, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile