Jaime E. Forero-Romero

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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

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

  • Modelling the gas kinematics of an atypical Lyman-alpha emitting compact dwarf galaxy ,
    Jaime E. Forero-Romero, Max Gronke, Maria Camila Remolina-Gutiérrez, Nicolás Garavito-Camargo, Mark Dijkstra
    MNRAS accepted, arXiv:1710.05534

  • Tracing the cosmic web ,
    Noam I Libeskind, Rien van de Weygaert, Marius Cautun, Bridget Falck, Elmo Tempel, Tom Abel, Mehmet Alpaslan, Miguel A. Aragoon-Calvo, Jaime E. Forero-Romero, Roberto Gonzalez, Stefan Gottloober, Oliver Hahn, Wojciech A. Hellwing, Yehuda Hoffman, Bernard J. T. Jones, Francisco Kitaura, Alexander Knebe, Serena Manti, Mark Neyrinck, Sebastiaan E. Nuza, Nelson Padilla, Erwin Platen, Nesar Ramachandra, Aaron Robotham, Enn Saar, Sergei Shandarin, Matthias Steinmetz, Radu S. Stoica, Thierry Sousbie, Gustavo Yepes
    MNRAS accepted, arXiv:1705.03021

  • The DESI Experiment Part I: Science,Targeting, and Survey Design,
    DESI Collaboration

All Refereed Publications