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Mayra Osorio

Mayra Osorio

Star and Planet Formation, Modelling

Scientific Staff

Since 2002, Mayra has been working and the Astrophysics Institute of Andalusia (CSIC).
She is originally from Veracruz, Mexico, and studied physics at Veracruz University, finishing her PhD studies at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico. After which she achieved her Postdoc at the Harvard & Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Since 2002, Mayra has been working and the Astrophysics Institute of Andalusia (CSIC).
She is originally from Veracruz, Mexico, and studied physics at Veracruz University, finishing her PhD studies at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico. After which she achieved her Postdoc at the Harvard & Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Presentation

Mayra was a pioneer in the modelization of the earliest phases of massive stars, which are called hot molecular cores (Osorio et al 1999 ApJ. 525, 808, Osorio et al. 2009, ApJ. 694, 29). Currently Mayra’s research is focused on stellar and planetary formation. She likes planet formation in extreme conditions, such as those found around massive stars, in multiple systems or in very tiny disks, as well as the survival of planets around evolved stars (post AGB type). For these studies, she models emblematic cases in great detail, using radiative transfer codes in order to reproduce the emission coming from their circumstellar envelopes and accretion disks. She also observes these objects at a very high angular resolution using data obtained primarily from the large interferometers.

Mayra is also interested in studying a large number of young stars like those to be found in Orion, where protostars of different luminosities are born in diverse physical conditions, and in an isolated or cluster form. She belongs to the Herschel Orion Protostar Survey (HOPS) team, where more than 300 young protostars have been identified, and which have been observed with the infrared spectrum of Spitzer, Herschel, Sofia and in radio wavelengths with ApeX, ALMA and VLA.

Research Interest:

  • Star and planet formation
  • High-mass Star Formation
  • Triggered Star Formation
  • Dynamical models for collapsing envelopes
  • Protoplanetary disks
  • Multiple Systems
  • Radioastronomy
  • Radiative Transfer Models (continuum and line)

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