Franz E. Bauer

Instituto de Astrofisica

Professor of Astronomy

My research group at UCatólica in Santiago, Chile, works on a wide variety of topics involving massive BH and galaxy classification, demographics, evolution, and accretion physics, as well as rapid/extreme extragalactic variability events (Changing-State AGN, SNe, TDEs, FXRTs, ULXs, GW events, etc.), using both traditional and machine-learning approaches. I have myriad connections to LSST and related follow-up surveys, which could be useful to Catalyst fellows:

  • LSST AGN/DESC/TVS/Galaxies Science Collaboration member
  • ALeRCE Broker Member
  • Science Advisory Committee (SAC) member
  • Survey Cadence Optimization Committee (SCOC) member
  • AGN representative for the Rubin-Euclid Derived Data Products Working Group
  • Co-leader of the AGN component of the VLT/MOONS GTO survey
  • Co-PI of the 4MOST-ChANGES survey
  • Member of the SOXS and SCORPIO instrument collaborations

Additionally, as a member of the Chilean astronomy community, I have potential access to a large variety of telescope resources. I have been the principal mentor for 18 Postdocs to date, nearly all are still active in the field, many with permanent positions. Moreover, I was the Postdoc coordinator at our institute for several years and still serve on the Postdoc committee. 

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