Departamento de Astronomía y Astrofísica
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Vicuna Mackenna 4860
7820436 Macul, Santiago, Chile
ajordan (a) astro (dot) puc (dot) cl - +562 354.1583 (office) - +562 354.4948 (fax)
A large fraction of my research has been concerned with nearby early-type galaxies and their globular cluster systems. In particular, I have observationally addressed questions about the formation histories of early-type galaxies, the nature and origin of their central structure, their stellar population content, their kinematics and dark matter distribution, the formation and evolution of their globular cluster systems, their dust content and the nature of their X-ray binary populations. I've been actively involved in the ACS Virgo Cluster Survey and I am the principal investigator of the ACS Fornax Cluster Survey. I'm also involved in the Next Generation Virgo Cluster Survey, a large CFHT program to image the Virgo cluster from its core to its virial radius in five filters (u,g,r,i,z).
I am also interested in Exoplanets, a topic on which I started working while I was a Clay Fellow at the CfA. I've explored the observability of periastra precession in exoplanets and I'm actively involved in HAT-South, a project that has built a network of southern hemisphere automated telescopes to detect transiting exoplanets.
Follow these links for a list of publications: refereed [sorted by number of citations], all.