Jaime E. Forero-Romero


Associate Professor
Departamento de FĂ­sica

Calle 18A # 1 - 10
Bloque Ip, Of. 208
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 and the contact point in Colombia for the Latinamerican Chinese European Galaxy Formation Network (LACEGAL)

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

  • Dark matter halo shapes in the Auriga simulations ,
    Jesus Prada, Jaime E Forero-Romero, Robert J J Grand, Ruediger Pakmor, Volker Springel
    MNRAS, Volume 490, Issue 4, December 2019, arXiv:1910.04045

  • Beta-Skeleton analysis of the cosmic web ,
    Feng Fang, Jaime Forero-Romero, Graziano Rossi, Xiao-Dong Li, Long-Long Feng
    MNRAS, Volume 485, Issue 4, June 2019, arXiv:1809.00438

  • Correcting for fibre assignment incompleteness in the DESI Bright Galaxy Survey,
    Alex Smith, Jian-hua He, Shaun Cole, Lee Stothert, Peder Norberg, Carlton Baugh, Davide Bianchi, Michael J Wilson, David Brooks, Jaime E Forero-Romero, John Moustakas, Will J Percival, Gregory Tarle, Risa H Wechsler
    MNRAS, Volume 484, Issue 1, March 2019, arXiv:1809.07355

All Refereed Publications