Fernando Buitrago


My work is mainly focussed on the formation and evolution of the most massive galaxies of the Universe. These objects are very mysterious, as their observational properties are completely different at low redshift (“red & dead” huge spheroids/early-type galaxies) and at high redshift (star forming tiny disk-like/late-type or peculiar galaxies).The understanding of these transformation is crucial in order to understand in detail what (and how) physical processes affect the mass assembly of these bricks of our Universe we call galaxies. Within the ASTRODEEP collaboration, I am specialized on parametric fits to the surface brightness profiles of galaxies, both for retrieving accurate structural parameters and for deconfusing IRAC data based on H- and K-band imaging.


Email:  fb@roe.ac.uk