Numerical Hydrodynamics Group
We study different astrophysical systems, from planets to
super-massive black holes, using hydrodynamical simulations and
Gas and stellar dynamics in galactic nuclei
Debris discs and exoplanet systems
Massive black hole binaries and the Galactic centre
Formation of discs around a massive black hole binary
Clump formation in shocked stellar winds
1-D models of circumbinary discs
Hydrodynamical simulations of proto-planetary discs
Job and research opportunities:
There are no postdoctoral positions currently available in
our group, but calls are posted every year at the AAS job
register. Feel free to contact us for details.
- To apply to the graduate programme of our Institute, please
- Students already at PUC feel free to contact us at any time
for possible theses or shorter research projects.
We are part of the
"Millenium ALMA Discs
" nucleus, that focuses on discs and planet formation
(funding: Millennium Science Initiative, Chilean Ministry of
Economy: Nucleus RC130007).
We are also part of the
collaboration, that studies the role of mergers on the growth of
both black holes and galaxies (funding: CONICYT-Chile Anillo
We have strong collaborations, including frequent visits in
both directions, with members of
FONDECYT Regular Project: Episodic feeding of accreting
objects: from massive black hole growth to planet formation.
- ALMA-CONICYT Grant: Postdoctoral position on ALMA-related
- FONDECYT Postdoctoral Project: Exoplanetary systems
- CONICYT-Basal Grant: Centro de Astrofísica y Tecnologías
- CONICYT-DAAD Exchange Grant: Magneto-hydrodynamical
simulations of a molecular cloud falling onto single and
binary super-massive black holes.
- CONICYT Network Grant: Chile–Max Planck Network on
Super-Massive Black Hole Binaries.