• Mayra Osorio

    Anglada et al. 2017, ApJ, 850, L6

    ALMA Discovery of Dust Belts Around Proxima Centauri
    ESO press release
    ALMA descubre polvo frio alrededor de la estrella mas cercana
    Descubiertos los restos de la formacion de un sistema planetario en torno a la estrella mas cercana


    ADS Publications




  • I am an astronomer of Mexican origin working at the Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia (IAA-CSIC), Granada, Spain since 2002. My research is focused on the origin of planets and stars. I am in the group of radioastronomers led by Guillem Anglada Pons where I am in charge of calculating radiative transfer models to interpret radio observations. I have special interest in detecting and predicting signatures of protoplanets. I am also interesting in massive and triggered star formation. My favorite objects are in Sagittarius, Taurus and Orion. Actually, Orion is an excellent laboratory to study the processes that lead to the formation of stars and planets due to its members having a diversity of ranges of masses and ages, all of them located at a common distance. Also I belong to the Herschel Orion Protostellar Survey (HOPS) team, led by Tom Megeath (USA), where we try to understand the complex Orion protostars using observations taken with different instruments (Herschel, HST, Spitzer, APEX, ALMA, SOFIA, VLA, etc).







    Background

    BS, University of Veracruz, Mexico;
    PhD Thesis Hot Molecular Cores and the Formation of Massive Stars
    Mayra Osorio, 2000, Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM), advisor: Susana Lizano;
    Thesis awarded with the Weizmann Prize 2002 as the best PhD thesis in the area of Exact Sciences Academia mexicana de Ciencias
    Past Postdoc at the Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
    Past Peter Gruber Fellow
    PGF
    ,PGF-IAU
    Past member of the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores en Mexico (SNI)


    Long time collaborators in Spain: Guillem Anglada, Jose F. Gomez, Jose Maria Torrelles, Josep Miquel Girart, Robert Estalella; in Mexico: Luis Felipe Rodriguez, Susana Lizano, Paola D'Alessio Vessuri(+) and in USA: Nuria Calvet
    I am glad to have helped in the PhD and/or Master preparation of Carlos Carrasco-Gonzalez, Juan Manuel Mayen-Gijon, Francisco J. Perez-Caceres, Josep Maria Masque, Jose Ignacio Anez, Enrique Macias, and Ana K. Diaz-Rodriguez
    I am member of "Comision Mujer y Astronomia de la SEA" and IAA, SEA webpage
    and also member of the "Division F Planetary Systems and Bioastronomy" and "Division H Interstellar Matter and Local Universe" of the IAU IAU webpage





    Some Press Releases

    VLA Reveals Details of Still-Forming Planetary System
    Signs of the formation of a planetary system around the star HD169142
    Sharp pictures of planetary embryo show ultra-quick mode of planet formation
    Primera imagen de un disco protoplanetario enano
    Discovery of miniature planetary formation disk will enable observation of planetary gestation in real time
    Dwarf protoplanetary disk detected around distant young star
    Birth of a Compact Multi-Planet System




    "Star's Birth May Have Triggered Another Star Birth, Astronomers Say"
    NRAO press release
    Una estrella en formacion parece desencadenar la aparicion de otra
    Puede una estrella desencadenar la formacion de otra?
    Una estrella brillante ilumina el nacimiento de su hermana

    Osorio et al. 2017 ApJ 840, 36O




    "The Pre-Transitional Disk HD169142"
    Macias et al. 2017 ApJ 838, 97



    Outreach

  • Como se forman las grandes estrellas
  • Interaccion con especialistas fortalece desarrollo de estudiastes
  • La astronomia vive una epoca de oro
  • El moby Dick de Mayra Osorio
  • La cuna de la vida: como se forman las estrellas y los planetas?
  • Lo que el ALMA ve: Planetas en formacion alrededor de HL Tauri, entrevista
  • Como se forman los exoplanetas?
  • EL NACIMIENTO DE LAS ESTRELLAS Y LOS PLANETAS
  • El nacimiento de los planetas fuera del sistema solar
  • 40 anyos del IAA, 8 investigadores, 8 resultados, 6 minutos y unica imagen para contarlos
  • Cafe con Ciencia. Mujeres andaluzas en la ciencia
  • La formacion de un sistema planetario en miniatura (Nuevo Boletin de la SEA, verano 2017)
  • Proxima Centauri may be a multi-planet system, interview
  • Proxima Centauri's Dust Belt Hints at More Planets, interview

  • Contact

    Dr. Mayra Osorio,
    Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia (CSIC),
    Glorieta de la Astronomia s/n, 18008 Granada, Spain.
    phone +34 958 12 13 11,
    fax +34 958 81 45 30
    osorio@iaa.es