PhD: Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, España.
Research Area: stellar formation, stellar clusters, Milky Way galaxy, infrared astronomy, massive stars.
Publications: ADS(full) - ADS (refereed)
Telephone: (+56 32) 299 5555
email: sebastian.ramirez at uv.cl
About my research: I am a postdoctoral researcher in the group of "Star Clusters" led by Jura Borissova and Radostin Kurtev and the Millennium Institute of Astrophysics (MAS), mainly focused on the characterization of new massive clusters in the Milky Way. The discovery and characterization of these objects is done with near-infrared data, such as 2MASS and VVV catalogs for photometry, and observations with SOFI, FLAMINGOS-2 or OSIRIS for spectroscopy. With the massive cluster census we expect to map the structure of the Milky Way, to estimate the rate of star formation and to understand mechanisms of massive star formation in our Galaxy, among other objectives
Teaching: Stellar astronomy FIS320, 2nd semester 2013