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Fernando Buitrago

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I am a FCT Fellow whose main research topic is the understanding of the most massive galaxies at all redshifts. These "monsters" were already formed at very large cosmic distances (> 12 Gyr!), being extremely compact disk-like galaxies and some of them "dead and dead" at this very early stage in the life of the Universe. My aim is to characterise how they transformed to the huge elliptical galaxies we see in the nearby Universe, while at the same time looking for new Physics in this metamorphosis.

Lastest publications at IAJ. J. Urbano-Mayorgas, M. Villar-Martín, F. Buitrago, J. Piqueras-Lopez, B. Rodriguez del Pino, A. M. Koekemoer, M. Huertas-Company, C. N. Tadhunter, 2019,
The host galaxies of luminous type 2 AGNs at z ∼ 0.3-0.4,
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 483, 1829 - 1849
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F. Buitrago, I. Ferreras, L. S. Kelvin, I. K. Baldry, L. Davies, J. Angthopo, S. Khochfar, A. M. Hopkins, S. P. Driver, S. Brough, 2018,
Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA): Accurate number densities and environments of massive ultra-compact galaxies at 0.02 < z < 0.3,
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 619, 21
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P. Dimauro, M. Huertas-Company, E. Daddi, P. Pérez-González, M. Bernardi, G. Barro, F. Buitrago, F. Caro, A. Catalano, H. Dominguez-Sánchez, 2018,
A catalog of polychromatic bulge-disc decompositions of ∼17.600 galaxies in CANDELS,
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 478, 18
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R. J. McLure, L. Pentericci, A. Cimatti, J. S. Dunlop, D. Elbaz, K. Nandra, R. Amorin, M. Bolzonella, A. Bongiorno, A. C Carnall et al. (including: F. Buitrago), 2018,
The VANDELS ESO public spectroscopic survey,
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 479, 18
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F. Buitrago, I. Trujillo, E. Curtis-Lake, M. Montes, A. P. Cooper, V. A. Bruce, P. Pérez-González, M. Cirasuolo, 2017,
The cosmic assembly of stellar haloes in massive early-type Galaxies,
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 466, 16
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A. Paulino-Afonso, D. Sobral, F. Buitrago, J. Afonso, 2017,
The structural and size evolution of star-forming galaxies over the last 11 Gyr,
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 465, 17
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Fernando Buitrago
Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia