Jaime E. Forero-Romero

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Associate Professor
Physics Department

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Universidad de los Andes
AA 4976, Bogota, Colombia

Telephone: (571)339-4949, Ext. 5183

je.forero [at] uniandes [dot] edu.co

Research Interests

I am a computational astrophysicist doing research on galaxy formation and cosmology. My main interests in the last years have been modeling the Lyman-alpha emission in galaxies, understading the Local Group in a cosmological context and characterizing the cosmic web. I am also a member of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) collaboration.

Research Team

You can find here all the ongoing projects in the Computational Astrophysics team I lead at Los Andes University.


Follow all the computational courses we have made public on github. We have also posted some youtube videos (in Spanish) if you want to learn the basics of unix and python.


Interested in using Astronomy as a tool for development? Join us at the Andean Regional Office of Astronomy for Develoment.

Recent Publications

  • Impact of Cosmic Variance on the Galaxy-Halo Connection for Lyman-alpha Emitters ,
    J. E. Mejia-Restrepo, J.E. Forero-Romero, ApJ accepted.

  • SPOKES: An end-to-end simulation facility for spectroscopic cosmological surveys,
    Nord, B.; Amara, A.; Refregier, A.; Gamper, La.; Gamper, Lu.; Hambrecht, B.; Chang, C.; Forero-Romero, J. E.; Serrano, S.; Cunha, C.; Coles, O.; Nicola, A.; Busha, M.; Bauer, A.; Saunders, W.; Jouvel, S.; Kirk, D.; Wechsler, R., Astronomy and Computing, Volume 15, (2016)

  • The Local Group in the Cosmic Web,
    J.E. Forero-Romero, R. E. Gonzalez, ApJ, Volume 799, Issue 1, article id. 45, (2015)

All Refereed Publications


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