Leonardo Bronfman

My main line of research is the large scale distribution and the physical properties of molecular clouds and regions of massive star formation in the Milky Way. I carry on large scale surveys of the millimeter and sub millimeter line and continuum emission to determine statistically the physical properties of the gas and dust involved in the formation of massive stars. The most interesting regions from these large data bases are selected for individual studies, at the highest resolution and sensitivity available, to unveil the fairly unknown earliest phases of massive star formation.

Studies

  • Ph.D. in Astrophysics, Columbia University, 1986.
  • M. Phil. in Physics, Columbia University, 1982
  • M.Sc. in Physics, Universidad de Chile, 1980.
  • Baccalaureate in Physics, Universidad de Chile, 1978 
  • Awards
  • Publications
  • Memberships

 

International Scientific Grants

 

 

  • NASA-ADP, 1989-90. ”FIR emission from the southern Milky Way”
  • CNRS - CONICYT, 1992-94. “The Carina molecular cloud”
  • EEC - MPI, 1994-95. “The galactic center region”
  • VW Foundation, 1997-99. “The galactic center region”
  • ECOS-CONICYT, 2000-2002. “Massive stars in the Carina nebula”
  • EU- FP6, 2006-2011. ”ALMA Enhancement”

 

International Astronomical Instrumentation Grants

 

  • EU- FP6, 2006-2011, Chilean CoI. ”Enhancement of ALMA early science”. Development of 6 pre-production receivers for ALMA Band 5.

 

Distinctions

  • Medalla Rectoral, Universidad de Chile, 1998
  • Presidential Chair in Sciences, República de Chile, 1997 
  • Universidad de Chile 150th Anniversary Award in Exact Science 1992
 

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