Jorge Cuadra

Instituto de Astrofísica
P. Universidad Católica de Chile

Planets, Accretion, and Galactic centre Astrophysics group


Research topics:

  • Gas dynamics in the Galactic Centre
  • Proto-planetary discs
  • Massive black hole binaries
  • Star formation and dynamics in galactic nuclei


(longer version)
  • 2015-...: Associate Professor at P. Universidad Católica (PUC), Santiago, Chile.
  • 2017: Sabbatical leave at the Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (MPE), Garching, Germany (Jan-Aug).
  • 2010-2015: Assistant Professor at PUC
  • 2008-2010: Joint postdoctoral position between the Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik (MPA), Garching, Germany, and the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO), China.
  • 2006-2008: Research Associate at JILA, University of Colorado, US.
  • 2002-2006: PhD at MPA.
  • 1998-2001: Degree in Astronomy (Licenciatura) at PUC.
  • 1996-2000: Studies in Engineering and Computer Science at PUC.

Current responsibilities:

Recent publications:

(For updated lists please see the ADS or the arXiv.)
  • 3D simulations of clump formation in stellar wind collisions
    (Calderón, Cuadra+, MNRAS submitted)
  • Radiative scale-height and shadows in protoplanetary disks
    (Montesinos, Cuello, Cuadra+, MNRAS submitted)
  • Dusty clumps in circumbinary discs
    (Poblete, Cuello, and Cuadra, MNRAS submitted)
  • From scattered-light to millimeter emission: A global view of the Gyrold system of HD 202628 and its eccentric debris ring
    (Faramaz+, AJ submitted)
  • Thermal torque effects on the migration of growing low-mass planets
    (Guilera+, MNRAS 2019)
  • Flybys in protoplanetary discs: I. Gas and dust dynamics
    (Cuello+, MNRAS 2019)
  • Non-steady-state long-term evolution of supermassive black hole binaries surrounded by accretion discs
    (Fontecilla, Haiman, and Cuadra, MNRAS 2019)
  • Dusty spirals triggered by shadows in transition discs
    (Cuello+, A&A 2019)
  • Science with the Cherenkov Telescope Array
    (Cherenkov Telescope Array Consortium, 2019)
  • Is there really a debris disc around ζ2 Reticuli?
    (Faramaz+, MNRAS 2018)
  • Accretion of clumpy cold gas onto massive black hole binaries: a possible fast route to binary coalescence
    (Goicovic+, MNRAS 2018)
  • The Galactic Centre source G2 was unlikely born in any of the known massive binaries
    (Calderón, Cuadra+, MNRAS 2018)
  • OJ287: deciphering the Rosetta stone of blazars
    (Britzen+, MNRAS 2018)
  • NPF: mirror development in Chile
    (Zúñiga-Fernández+, SPIE 2018)
  • Circumbinary, not transitional: on the spiral arms, cavity, shadows, fast radial flows, streamers, and horseshoe in the HD 142527 disc
    (Price+, MNRAS 2018)

Información para el público en general:

  • Próximas charlas:
    • Los Enigmas del Centro Galáctico
      Centro de Extensión UC
      14 agosto 2019
      (más info)
    • Sorpresas en el Corazón de Plutón
      Biblioteca Nicanor Parra (UDP)
      5 septiembre 2019
      (más info)
    • Sorpresas en el Corazón de Plutón
      Centro de Extensión UV
      2 diciembre 2019
      (más info)

Last updated on Aug 2019