PhD: Institute of Astronomy, KU Leuven, Belgium (2009)
Research Area: Evolution of hot subdwarf stars, compact pulsators, close binary stellar evolution, asteroseismology
Telephone: (+56 32) 250 8304
email: maja.vuckovic at uv.cl
About my research: My research focuses on understanding the origin and evolution of extreme horizontal branch stars, by probing the internal structure of pulsating hot subdwarf stars through the interpretation of their frequency spectra. In order to analyse their pulsation spectra I am using the high-resolution time series photometric and spectroscopic data from ground based and space telescopes, like Kepler. By confronting the observed frequency spectrum with the theoretical models I am able to constrain crucial parameters in order to backtrace the evolution of hot subdwarf stars. In addition to asteroseismology I also study close binary stellar evolution, as well as extrasolar planets around evolved stars.
Teaching: "Stellar astronomy", FIS320, 2nd semester 2014