Jaime E. Forero-Romero


Associate Professor
Departamento de Física

Calle 18A # 1 - 10
Bloque Ip, Of. 208
Universidad de los Andes
AA 4976, Bogotá, Colombia

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

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


I am an astrophysicist doing theoretical research on three aspects of galaxy formation and evolution:
  • What physical processes did shape the youngest galaxy generations? The observational properties of distant galaxy populations will be thoroughly explored in the up-coming decade. I develop models, mostly based on hydrodynamical simulations, that are useful for the interpretation of recent and future observations of such galaxies.

  • How did the Milky Way form? Understanding the formation of our own Galaxy will influence the development of different topics, including experiments aiming at detecting the dark matter particle. I take part in the CLUES collaboration building models of the Milky Way assembly.

  • What is the impact of the cosmic web on the formation and evolution of galaxies? The 3D spatial distribution of galaxies form a distinctive pattern known as cosmic web. I implement algorithms that describe this filamentary network and help me track the different processes shaping galaxy evolution depending on the location of these galaxies inside the web. I develop this work in collaboration with researchers in the Bolshoi Project and MultiDark Consortium.

Recent Publications

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

  • Cosmological Constraints from the Redshift Dependence of the Alcock-Paczynski Test: Galaxy Density Gradient Field,
    X-D Li, C. Park, J.E. Forero-Romero, J. Kim, ApJ, Volume 796, Issue 2, article id. 137, (2014)

  • The Impact of Gas Bulk Rotation on the Lyalpha Line,
    J. N. Garavito-Camargo, J.E. Forero-Romero, M. Dijkstra, ApJ, Volume 795, Issue 2, article id. 120, (2014)

All Refereed Publications