Jorge Cuadra

Instituto de Astrofísica
P. Universidad Católica de Chile

Planets and Accretion 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.
  • 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.)
  • Modeling the thermal X-ray emission around the Galactic centre from colliding Wolf-Rayet winds
    (Russell, Wang, Cuadra, MNRAS submitted)
  • Spiral Waves Triggered by Shadows in Transition Disks
    (Montesinos+, ApJ submitted)
  • Resolving the Planetesimal Belt of HR 8799 with ALMA
    (Booth+, MNRAS submitted)
  • SDSS J0159+0105: A Radio-Quiet Quasar with a Centi-Parsec Supermassive Black Hole Binary Candidate
    (Zheng+, ApJ submitted)
  • Probing dark matter crests with white dwarfs and IMBHs
    (Amaro-Seoane+, MNRAS submitted)
  • Stability of Gas Clouds in Galactic Nuclei: An Extended Virial Theorem
    (Chen, Amaro-Seoane, Cuadra, ApJ submitted)
  • Clump formation through colliding stellar winds in the Galactic Centre
    (Calderón, Ballone, Cuadra+, MNRAS 2016)
  • Infalling clouds onto super-massive black hole binaries - I. Formation of discs, accretion and gas dynamics
    (Goicovic, Cuadra+, MNRAS 2016)
  • Accretion kinematics through the warped transition disk in HD142527 from resolved CO(6-5) observations
    (Casassus+, ApJ 2015)
  • Supermassive Black Holes in a Star-forming Gaseous Circumnuclear Disk
    (Del Valle+, ApJ 2015)
  • Protoplanetary disks including radiative feedback from accreting planets
    (Montesinos, Cuadra+, ApJ 2015)
  • The role of feedback in accretion on Low Luminosity AGN: Sgr A* case study
    (Cuadra+, MNRAS 2015)
  • Precession and accretion in circumbinary discs: The case of HD 104237
    (Dunhill, Cuadra+, MNRAS 2015)

Last updated on Jan 2016

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