Jorge Cuadra

Numerical Hydrodynamics group
Instituto de Astrofísica
P. Universidad Católica de Chile

Current Research:

  • Gas dynamics around massive black hole binaries
  • Accretion onto Sgr A*
  • Proto-planetary discs
  • Star formation and dynamics in galactic nuclei


(longer version)
  • 2010-...: Assistant Professor at PUC.
  • 2008-2010: Joint postdoctoral position between MPA and SHAO.
  • 2006-2008: Research Associate at JILA, University of Colorado, US.
  • 2002-2006: PhD at the Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik (MPA), Garching, Germany.
  • 1998-2001: Degree in Astronomy (Licenciatura) at the P. Universidad Católica (PUC), Santiago, Chile.
  • 1996-2000: Studies in Engineering and Computer Science at PUC.

Recent publications:

(For a more complete list please see the ADS or the arXiv.)
  • Super massive black holes in star forming gaseous circumnuclear discs (Del Valle+, MNRAS submitted)
  • Protoplanetary disks including radiative feedback from accreting planets (Montesinos, Cuadra+, ApJ submitted)
  • The role of feedback in accretion on Low Luminosity AGN: Sgr A* case study (Cuadra+, MNRAS in press)
  • Precession and accretion in circumbinary discs: The case of HD 104237 (Dunhill, Cuadra+, MNRAS 2015)
  • Tidal Disruptions in Circumbinary Disks. II. Observational Signatures in the Reverberation Spectra (Brem, Cuadra+, ApJ 2014)
  • On the role of initial and boundary conditions in numerical simulations of accretion flows (Bu+, MNRAS 2013)
  • Dissecting X-ray-Emitting Gas Around the Center of Our Galaxy (Wang+, Science 2013)
  • Tidal Disruptions in Circumbinary Disks. I. Star Formation, Dynamics, and Binary Evolution (Amaro-Seoane+, ApJ 2013)
  • New Observations of the Gas Cloud G2 in the Galactic Center (Gillessen+, ApJ 2013)