Fernando Buitrago

FCT fellow (IA-Lisbon) & Invited Lecturer (Univ. Lisbon) | fbuitrago@oal.ul.pt

ABOUT

Hi there! I'm an astronomer (a postdoctoral FCT Fellow if you prefer) working in the IA and the Faculty of Sciences from the University of Lisbon in Galaxy Formation and Evolution, i.e. Observational Cosmology. I love studying extreme objects such as the most massive galaxies of the Universe, and anything related to challenge the current frontiers of our Physics theories.

¡Hola a todos! Soy un astrónomo (un postdoc FCT para los puristas) trabajando en el IA y en la Facultad de Ciencias de la Universidad de Lisboa en Formación y Evolución de Galaxias o, en otras palabras, Cosmología Observacional. Me encanta estudiar objetos extremos como las galaxias más masivas del Universe, y todo lo relacionado con desafiar nuestros conocimientos físicos.

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EDUCATION

PhD in Astronomy
University of Nottingham (UK)

MARCH 2008 - APRIL 2012

BSc in Computer Science
University of Salamanca (Spain)
3 Years Course

Since OCTOBER 2010

MSc in Astronomy
University of La Laguna / IAC (Spain)
2 Years Course

Since JUNE 2008

MSc in Physics
University of Salamanca (Spain)
5 Years Course

Since SEPTEMBER 2007



WORK

Invited Lecturer
University of Lisbon (Portugal)

I am teaching two courses in the University of Lisbon Faculty of Sciences: Extragalactic Astrophysics: Galaxy formation and evolution (MSc in Physics) and Advanced topics in Extragalactic Astrophysics: Galaxy formation and evolution (PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics). I am also directing the PhD Thesis of Sandra Reis (Photometric and kinematical tracers of the inside-out growth of massive galaxies; with Polychronis Papaderos), the MSc Thesis of Joao Aguas (A multiwavelenght study of massive galaxy disks across cosmic time) and the Project for Training of Excellence of Young Researchers in Astrophysics and Space Sciences of Hugo Martins (Stellar populations for massive disk galaxies).

FEBRUARY 2016 - CURRENT

FCT Fellow
IA - Lisbon (Portugal)

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences, working in the The assembly history of galaxies resolved in space and time thematic line.

SEPTEMBER 2015 - CURRENT

PostDoctoral Researcher Associated to the ASTRODEEP FP7 programme
University of Edinburgh (UK)

I partaked of ASTRODEEP, and FP7 project aimed at obtaining the best multiwavelength information for the standard extragalactic fields, namely CANDELS and the Hubble Frontier Fields.

OCTOBER 2014 - MARCH 2015

PostDoctoral Researcher Associated to an European Research Council Grant
University of Edinburgh (UK)

I worked with James S. Dunlop group in the Royal Astronomical Observatory of Edinburgh's Institute for Astronomy, while I also teached at the University of Edinburgh.

OCTOBER 2011 - OCTOBER 2014



PUBLICATION RECORD


AWARDS

FCT Fellowship
IA-Lisbon (Portugal)

APRIL 2015

SEA Prize to the Best Spanish Thesis in Astronomy 2012 (ex-aqueo)
Spanish Astronomical Society

My thesis Structural evolution of massive galaxies in the last 11 Gyr received the Spanish Astronomical Society prize.

2012

International Grant for PhD doctorate
STFC (UK) and IAC (Spain)

I was a PhD student in the University of Nottingham under the supervision of Christopher J. Conselice, Alfonso Aragón-Salamanca and Ignacio Trujillo.

2008


SKILLS

Python


IDL


IRAF


GALFIT


SExtractor


Going out with my friends



YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Seminar at the Univ. of Valladolid, "Un Universo hecho de galaxias"
(Spanish)

26th APRIL 2019

Seminar at the IAC, "Indiana Jones and where to find relic galaxies"
(English)

28th NOVEMBER 2018

Summary of the XIIIth Spanish Astronomical Society meeting
(Spanish)

20th JULY 2018

Outreach talk at the Lisbon Planetarium (public >350 people)
(Portuguese)

8th SEPTEMBER 2014

My thesis, for the XIth Spanish Astronomical Society 2012 award
(Spanish)

8th SEPTEMBER 2014

Seminar at the IAC, "On the extreme properties of massive galaxies at high redshifts"
(English)

20th DECEMBER 2010



RADIO INTERVIEWS

Radio Universidad de Salamanca
Ojos de Oriental, "El problema de los tres cuerpos" (Spanish)

2nd OCTOBER 2018

13th JULY 2018

11th JULY 2018

8th JULY 2018



PRESS RELEASES

21st NOVEMBRE 2018

Cover page and article in "Astronomía"
Los monstruos galácticos (Spanish)

JUNE 2017

Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences web
Revealing the origin and nature of the outskirts of stellar megalopolis (English and Portuguese)

15th FEBRUARY 2017



MY INTERESTS

MASSIVE GALAXIES

Image taken from http://frontierfields.org

low and high redshifts

GALAXIES AT HIGH REDSHIFT

Image taken from http://apod.nasa.gov

photometry and spectroscopy

SOMEWHERE, SOMETHING INCREDIBLE IS WAITING TO BE KNOW

Image taken from http://www.astronomynight.org

interdisciplinary science

SCIENTIFIC VOLUNTEERING

Image taken from http://www.japantimes.co.jp

why don't you try?



CONTACT

Email
fbuitrago@oal.ul.pt (PROFESSIONAL), fbuitrago@gmail.com (PERSONAL)

Adress
Tapada da Ajuda - Edifício Leste - 2º Piso
1349-018 Lisboa
Portugal

Phone
+351-213616739

Fax
+351-213616752

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