About me

I am a staff researcher at the Institute of Astrophysics in La Plata (IALP, UNLP-CONICET) and a teaching assistant in Special Relativity at the Faculty of Astronomy and Geophysics in La Plata. At the moment I am a member of the IAU Working Group on Red Giants and Supergiants. and the editorial board of the AGB Newsletter. During 2021, to cope with the pandemic we organized, together with some young colleagues a seminar series (O-MESS) Online-Meetings on Evolved Stars and Systems, video recordings of the talks can be found in this Youtube channel.

I studied astronomy at the Faculty of Astronomy and Geophysics in La Plata were I also obtained my PhD in Astronomy working with Leandro Althaus and Alejandro Córsico at La Plata's Stellar Evolution and Pulsation Research Group. Between 2013 and 2015 I have been a postdoc of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics where I also stayed during 2006 as part of my PhD as an EARA-EST fellow. My ORCID profile can be found here.

My main research interests are the final stages of the stellar evolution of low- and intermediate-mass stars. This includes the formation and evolution of central stars of planetary nebulae, white dwarfs, Hot-Subdwarf stars, stars in the asymptotic giant branch, and the study of stellar convection and pulsations in these stars. In addition to this, in the last years I have started a collaboration with some friends ( see GAP ) to study the early formation and evolution of planetary systems.

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