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Javier Alonso García

Associate Professor

Universidad de Antofagasta

Antofagasta, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


GLOBULAR CLUSTERS, STELLAR POPULATIONS, STELLAR EVOLUTION, GALACTIC STRUCTURE

Educación

  •  Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Michigan. Estados Unidos, 2010

Experiencia Académica

  •   Associate Professor Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTOFAGASTA

    Antofagasta, Chile

    2017 - A la fecha

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Millenium Postdoctoral Fellow Full Time

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2010 - 2012

  •   Fondecyt Postdoctoral Fellow Full Time

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2013 - 2015

  •   Research Professor Full Time

    Universidad de Antofagasta

    Antofagasta, Chile

    2015 - 2017

Formación de Capital Humano


THESIS ADVISOR
- MSc Thesis advisor: Gonzalo Aravena Rojas (graduated August 2020)
- MSc Thesis advisor: Andrea Vásquez Zapata (ongoing)

SPONSOR OF YOUNG FACULTY
- Karla Peña Ramírez (2016-2019) - Universidad de Antofagasta - PAI CONICYT 79160052 Sponsor
- Sebastián Ramírez Alegría (2017-2020) - Universidad de Antofagasta - PAI CONICYT 79170089 Sponsor

TEACHING
Universidad de Antofagasta
2018 to 2020 - Stellar Astrophysics (graduate course; mandatory)
2016 - Introduction to Astronomy (mandatory for Diplomado in Astroengineering)


Difusión y Transferencia


Outreach activities include the following:

- Classes in outreach programs and schools:
2010 - "Mundos lejanos: Estrellas, planetas y vida en el universo", PentaUC course for young people with talent, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
2015, 2019, and 2020 editions of the Winter School in Astronomy, Universidad de Antofagasta.

- Regular contributor to the Astronomy page in the Sunday edition of El Mercurio de Antofagasta, since 2015;

- Several public talks in Chile.

- Occasional press releases and interviews in the news media.



 

Article (72)

The RR Lyrae projected density distribution from the Galactic centre to the halo
KMT-2018-BLG-1292: A Super-Jovian Microlens Planet in the Galactic Plane
Short- and long-term near-infrared spectroscopic variability of eruptive protostars from VVV
Small-scale star formation as revealed by VVVX galactic cluster candidates
The enigmatic globular cluster UKS 1 obscured by the bulge: H-band discovery of nitrogen-enhanced stars
The VISTA Variables in the Via Lactea infrared variability catalogue (VIVA-I)
VVV WIN 1733-3349: a low extinction window to probe the far side of the Milky Way bulge
VVVX-Gaia discovery of a low luminosity globular cluster in the Milky Way disk
A colour-excess extinction map of the southern Galactic disc from the VVV and GLIMPSE surveys
A Sequoia in the Garden=> FSR 1758-Dwarf Galaxy or Giant Globular Cluster?
Analysis of the physical nature of 22 New VVV Survey Globular Cluster candidates in the Milky Way bulge
Candidate Hypervelocity Red Clump Stars in the Galactic Bulge Found Using the VVV and Gaia Surveys
Chemical abundances in the metal-intermediate GC NGC 6723
Globular cluster candidates in the Galactic bulge: Gaia and VVV view of the latest discoveries
H-band discovery of additional second-generation stars in the Galactic bulge globular cluster NGC 6522 as observed by APOGEE and Gaia
The Population of Pulsating Variable Stars in the Sextans Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy
The Southern Photometric Local Universe Survey (S-PLUS): improved SEDs, morphologies, and redshifts with 12 optical filters
VVV Survey of Blue Horizontal Branch Stars in the Bulge-Halo Transition Region of the Milky Way
A new near-IR window of low extinction in the Galactic plane
Confirmation of a New Metal-poor Globular Cluster in the Galactic Bulge
Deep Hubble Space Telescope Imaging of Globular Clusters toward the Galactic Bulge=> Observations, Data Reduction, and Color-magnitude Diagrams
Discovery of Tidal RR Lyrae Stars in the Bulge Globular Cluster M62
Milky Way demographics with the VVV survey. IV. PSF photometry from almost one billion stars in the Galactic bulge and adjacent southern disk
New Galactic star clusters discovered in the disc area of the VVVX survey
The Orbit of the New Milky Way Globular Cluster FSR1716=VVV-GC05
The structure behind the Galactic bar traced by red clump stars in the VVV survey
The VVV Survey RR Lyrae Population in the Galactic Center Region
Atypical Mg-poor Milky Way Field Stars with Globular Cluster Second-generation-like Chemical Patterns
Characterization of the VVV Survey RR Lyrae Population across the Southern Galactic Plane
Extinction Ratios in the Inner Galaxy as Revealed by the VVV Survey
FSR 1716: A New Milky Way Globular Cluster Confirmed Using VVV RR Lyrae Stars
Near-IR period-luminosity relations for pulsating stars in ? Centauri (NGC 5139)
New VVV Survey Globular Cluster Candidates in the Milky Way Bulge
Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV=> Mapping the Milky Way, Nearby Galaxies, and the Distant Universe
A machine learned classifier for RR Lyrae in the VVV survey
Interstellar extinction curve variations towards the inner Milky Way: A challenge to observational cosmology
Level of helium enhancement among M3's horizontal branch stars
Near-infrared photometry and spectroscopy of the low Galactic latitude globular cluster 2MASS-GC 03
New variable stars discovered in the fields of three Galactic open clusters using the VVV survey
Stellar density profile and mass of the Milky Way bulge from VVV data
Variable stars in the Quintuplet stellar cluster with the VVV survey
DISCOVERY OF A PAIR OF CLASSICAL CEPHEIDS IN AN INVISIBLE CLUSTER BEYOND THE GALACTIC BULGE
G2C2-IV.A novel approach to study the radial distributions of multiple populations in Galactic globular clusters
Reinforcing the link between the double red clump and the X-shaped bulge of the Milky Way
THE VVV SURVEY REVEALS CLASSICAL CEPHEIDS TRACING A YOUNG AND THIN STELLAR DISK ACROSS THE GALAXY'S BULGE
Updated census of RR Lyrae stars in the globular cluster omega Centauri (NGC 5139)
VARIABLE STARS IN THE VVV GLOBULAR CLUSTERS. I. 2MASS-GC 02 AND TERZAN 10
VVV SURVEY OBSERVATIONS OF A MICROLENSING STELLAR MASS BLACK HOLE CANDIDATE IN THE FIELD OF THE GLOBULAR CLUSTER NGC 6553
WIDE FIELD NEAR-INFRARED PHOTOMETRY OF 12 GALACTIC GLOBULAR CLUSTERS: OBSERVATIONS VERSUS MODELS ON THE RED GIANT BRANCH
Chemical abundances in bright giants of the globular cluster M62 (NGC 6266)(star)
CONSTRAINTS ON HELIUM ENHANCEMENT IN THE GLOBULAR CLUSTER M4 (NGC 6121): THE HORIZONTAL BRANCH TEST
Milky Way demographics with the VVV survey III. Evidence for a great dark lane in the 157 million star bulge color-magnitude diagram
The VVV Templates Project Towards an automated classification of VVV light-curves I. Building a database of stellar variability in the near-infrared
Discovery of new companions to high proper motion stars from the VVV Survey
THE VVV-SkZ_pipeline: AN AUTOMATIC PSF-FITTING PHOTOMETRIC PIPELINE FOR THE VVV SURVEY
Milky Way demographics with the VVV survey I. The 84-million star colour-magnitude diagram of the Galactic bulge
THE FIRST CONFIRMED MICROLENS IN A GLOBULAR CLUSTER
UNCLOAKING GLOBULAR CLUSTERS IN THE INNER GALAXY
Variability and stellar populations with deep optical-IR images of the Milky Way disc: matching VVV with VLT/VIMOS data
Variable stars in the globular cluster M 28 (NGC 6626)
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
MAPPING DIFFERENTIAL REDDENING IN THE INNER GALACTIC GLOBULAR CLUSTER SYSTEM
New Galactic star clusters discovered in the VVV survey
THE EDGE OF THE MILKY WAY STELLAR DISK REVEALED USING CLUMP GIANT STARS AS DISTANCE INDICATORS
Three Galactic globular cluster candidates
VISTA Variables in the Via Lactea (VVV): The public ESO near-IR variability survey of the Milky Way
DDO 44 and UGC 4998: Distances, metallicities, and star formation histories
RR Lyrae stars in M32: Signatures of an ancient population
Stellar populations in the outer reaches of M31 and M32 from WFPC2 photometry
The star formation history and spatial distribution of stellar populations in the Ursa Minor dwarf spheroidal galaxy
A tidal extension in the Ursa Minor dwarf spheroidal galaxy

ConferencePaper (21)

Dwarf Cepheids in the Satellites of the Milky Way
RR Lyrae Stars in the Inner Galactic Globular Clusters
The giga-CMD of the VVV survey
Pulsating stars in ω Centauri. Near-IR properties and period-luminosity relations
New Breakthroughs in the Battle of the Bulge Using Globular Clusters
Searching for Variable Stars in the VVV Globular Clusters
The VVV-SkZ Pipeline: How to Get Automatic PSF-Fitting Photometry from the VVV Survey
Multiple populations in Galactic globular clusters from a Strömgren perspective.
Near-IR Period-Luminosity Relations for variable stars in ω Centauri
Stellar variability in the VVV survey: overview and first results
The VVV Templates Project
Variable stars in the VVV globular clusters
Multiple populations in Galactic globular clusters: a survey in the Strömgren system
Stellar Variability in the VVV survey
The inner Galactic globular clusters
The Vista Variables in the Vía Láctea (VVV) ESO Public Survey: Current Status and First Results
VISTA Variables in the Vía Láctea (VVV): first results and perspectives
Globular Clusters in the Direction of the Inner Galaxy
Uncloaking globular clusters of the inner Galaxy
The discovery of RRLyrae in M32
Searching for Tidal Tails in the Local Group Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies

Errata (1)

Near-IR period-luminosity relations for pulsating stars in omega Centauri (NGC 5139) (vol 604, A120, 2017)

Proyecto (6)

UNVEILING THE HIDDEN GALACTIC PLANE: A NEAR-INFRARED VIEW OF THE STELLAR POPULATIONS AND THE STAR CLUSTERS AT LOW-GALACTIC LATITUDES
Revelando la población estelar joven y masiva de la Vía Láctea
Desvelando la cinematica de la población de baja masa en regiones de formación estelar y sus alrededores
Piercing through the dust to uncover the most crowded and reddened regions in the inner Milky Way with the VVV survey
DISENTANGLING THE MULTIPLE STELLAR POPULATIONS IN THE INNER GALACTIC GLOBULAR CLUSTERS
LOW-MASS STARS IN STELLAR SYSTEMS AS ASTROPHYSICAL LABORATORIES
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Javier Alonso

Associate Professor

Centro de Astronomía (CITEVA)

Universidad de Antofagasta

Antofagasta, Chile

5
Douglas Geisler

Full Professor

Astronomy

UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCION, DEPTO DE ASTRONOMIA

Concepcion, Chile

4
Dante Minniti

Professor

Facultad de Ciencias Exactas

UNIVERSIDAD ANDRES BELLO

Santiago, Chile

4
Márcio Catelan

Full Professor

Instituto de Astrofísica

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

4
Jordanka Borissova

Full Professor, grado 4

Facultad de Ciencias

Universidad de Valparaiso

Valparaíso, Chile

4
Rodolfo Barbá

Director

Astronomía

DEPARTAMENTO DE ASTRONOMÍA - UNIVERSIDAD DE LA SERENA

La Serena, Chile

3
Radostin Kurtev

Titular

Instituto de Física y Astronomía

UNIVERSIDAD DE VALPARAÍSO

Valparaíso, Chile

3
Manuela Zoccali

Profesor Asociado

Facultad de Física

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

3
José Fernández

Assistant Professor

Universidad de Atacama

Copiapo, Chile

2
Sandro Villanova

Associate Profesor

Astronomy

UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCION, DEPTO DE ASTRONOMIA

Concepcion, Chile

2
Christian Moni Bidin

Director

Vicerrectoría de Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico

Universidad Católica del Norte

Antofagasta, Chile

2
Alvaro Rojas

Postdoctoral MAS researcher (area Milky Way and Local Group)

Millenium Institute of Astrophysics (working at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)

Santiago, Chile

2
Julio Carballo

Independent Researcher

Instituto de Alta Investigación - Universidad de Tarapacá

Arica, Chile

2
LEONARDO Bronfman

Full Professor

Astronomy

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE, FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS FÍSICAS Y MATEMÁTICAS

Santiago, Chile

2
Wolfgang Gieren

Full Professor

Astronomy

UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCIÓN

Concepción, Chile

2
Francisco Surot

Postdoc

Investigación

Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC)

San Cristóbal de La Laguna, España

1
Matthias Schreiber

Profesor Titular

Departamento de Fisica

Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María

Valparaiso, Chile

1
Lorenzo Morelli

Profesor

Instituto de astronomia y ciencias planetarias

Universidad de Atacama

Copiapo, Chile

1
Dominik Schleicher

Associate Professor

Astronomia

UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCION

Concepcion, Chile

1
Sebastián Ramírez

Profesor asistente

Centro de Astronomía, Universidad de Antofagasta

Antofagasta, Chile

1
Lorenzo Monaco

Profesor asistente

UNIVERSIDAD ANDRES BELLO

Santiago, Chile

1
Lauri Haikala

Academico

Universidad de Atacama

Copiapo, Chile

1
Sergio Torres

Director de Investigación y Desarrollo

Dirección de Investigación y Desarrollo

UNIVERSIDAD DE LA SERENA

La Serena, Chile

1
Daniel Ortiz

Encargado de Plataformas

Vicerrectoría de Investigación y Postgrado

Universidad de La Serena

La Serena, Chile

1
Claus Tappert

Profesor ad honorem

Instituto de Física y Astronomía

Universidad de Valparaíso

Valparaiso, Chile

1
Ronald Mennickent

Full professor

Astronomy

Universidad de Concepción

Concepción, Chile

1
Andres Jordan

Profesor

Universidad Adolfo Ibánez

Santiago, Chile

1
Matias Gomez

Associate Professor

DEPARTAMENTO DE CIENCIAS FÍSICAS UNIVERSIDAD ANDRES BELLO

Santiago, Chile

1
Yara Jaffé

Prof. Adjunto

Instituto de Fisica y Astronomia

Universidad de Valparaiso

Valparaiso, Chile

1
Juan Beamin

Coordinador científico

Vicerrectoría de investigación y postgrado

Universidad Autónoma de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Giovanni Leone

Director

Instituto de Investigación en Astronomía y Ciencias Planetarias

Universidad de Atacama

Copiapó, Chile

1
Antonio Montero

Profesor Asistente

Physics

Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María

Santiago, Chile

1
Rosa Vieira

Académico

Instituto de Astronomía y Ciencias Planetarias

Universidad de Atacama

Copiapó, Chile