Jaime E. Forero-Romero


Assistant Professor
Departamento de Física

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

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.

Refereed Publications

  • [14] The kinematics of the Local Group in a cosmological context,
    J.E. Forero-Romero, Y. Hoffman, S. Bustamante, S. Gottlöber, G. Yepes, ApJ Letters, Volume 767, Number 1 (2013)

  • [13] The velocity shear tensor: tracer of halo alignment,
    N. I. Libeskind, Y. Hoffman, J.E. Forero-Romero, S. Gottlöber, A. Knebe, M. Steinmetz, A. Klypin, MNRAS 428, 2489 (2013)

  • [12] Effects of Star Formation Stochasticity on the Ly alpha & Lyman Continuum Emission from Dwarf Galaxies,
    J. E. Forero-Romero, M. Dijkstra. MNRAS 428, 2163 (2013)

  • [11] A kinematic classification of the cosmic web,
    Y. Hoffman, O. Metuki , G. Yepes, S. Gottloeber, J. E. Forero-Romero, N. I. Libeskind, A. Knebe, MNRAS, 425, 2049, (2012).

  • [10] The MultiDark Database: Release of the Bolshoi and MultiDark Cosmological Simulations ,
    K. Riebe , A. M. Partl, H. Enke, J. Forero-Romero, S. Gottloeber, A. Klypin, G. Lemson, F. Prada, J. R. Primack, M. Steinmetz, V. Turchaninov, New Astronomy submitted (2011).

  • [9] Modelling the fraction of Lyman Break Galaxies with strong Lyman-alpha emission at 5 < z < 7,
    Forero-Romero J.E., Yepes G., Gottloeber S., Prada F., MNRAS, 419, 952, (2012)

  • [8] The dark matter assembly of the Local Group in constrained cosmological simulations of a LCDM universe,
    Forero-Romero J.E., Hoffman Y., Yepes G., Gottloeber S., Piontek R., Klypin A., Steinmetz M., MNRAS, 417, 1434, (2011)

  • [7] Halo based reconstruction of the cosmic mass density field ,
    Munoz-Cuartas J. C., Mueller V, Forero-Romero J. E., MNRAS, 417, 1303, (2011)

  • [6] CLARA's view on the escape fraction of Lyman-alpha photons in high redshift galaxies,
    Forero-Romero J. E., Yepes G., Gottloeber S., Knollmann S. R., Cuesta A. J., Prada F., MNRAS, 415, 3666 (2011).

  • [5] Bullet Clusters in the MareNostrum Universe,
    Forero-Romero J. E., Gottloeber S., Yepes G., ApJ, Volume 725, 1, (2010).

  • [4] Simulated vs. observed UV emission at high redshift: a hint for a clumpy ISM?,
    Forero-Romero J. E., Yepes G., Gottloeber S., Knollmann S. R., Khalatyan A., Cuesta A. J. Prada, F., MNRAS: Letters, 403, (2010).

  • [3] The coarse geometry of merger trees in LambdaCDM,
    Forero-Romero J. E., MNRAS, 399, (2009).

  • [2] A Dynamical Classification of the Cosmic Web,
    Forero-Romero, J. E., Hoffman Y., Gottloeber S., Klypin, A., Yepes G., MNRAS, 396, (2009).

  • [1] LeMoMaF: Lensed Mock Map Facility,
    Forero-Romero J.E., Blaizot J., Devriendt J., Van Waerbeke L., Guiderdoni B., MNRAS, 379, (2007).

Outside astrophysics

  • [1] Visualising Matter and Cosmologies: A Transhistorical Example,
    Ayala, L. Forero-Romero J.E., Column 7, New Imaging: Transdisciplinary strategies for art beyond the new media, ed. by Su Baker, Melanie Oliver and Paul Thomas (2011).