Dr. Rodrigo Herrera-Camus

Dr. Rodrigo Herrera-Camus is interested in understanding how galaxies formed and evolved throughout cosmic time. For this purpose he uses observations of the cold dust and gas in galaxies near and far to explore the physical properties of their interstellar medium, molecular gas content, star formation activity, and feedback in the form of outflows.

As an extragalactic observer he has been involved in the study of giant low surface brightness galaxies, dust properties of metal poor dwarf galaxies such as I Zw 18, and the use of far-infrared cooling lines as tracers of the star formation activity, gas electron densities and thermal pressure of the interstellar medium. More recently, he has been using ALMA and NOEMA observatories to investigate the molecular gas in the disk and outflows of high-redshit galaxies (z~1-3), and the kinematics of the first galaxies (z>6).

Rodrigo Herrera-Camus obtained his PhD in Astronomy in 2015 at the University of Maryland supported by a Fulbright-CONICYT fellowship. He then was a postdoctoral fellow at the IR/Sub-mm Group at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching, Germany from 2015 to 2019. He joined the faculty in the Fall of 2019.

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