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In this website you will find information about my professional career and a little bit more…

The top picture is shows my favorite trees, Jacarandas, blooming in Mexico City. The purple streets are really something special to see.

The picture I had before was the Carinae Nebula taken with the Hubble Space Telescope, and though I removed it from the home page, I still feel it deserves special mention because: a) it is really pretty, b) it shows many physical phenomena (e.g. ionization fronts, shocks, shadowed regions, etc.) that contribute to the complex interstellar medium, and c) my PhD work was on determining the chemical composition of objects like this one, so they will always have that little something special for me).

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These days I mostly do code, Python code to be more exact. My requirements and inspiration to work is a bottle of water, a good coffee with foam and a little bit of milk, and music. Then, and only then, we can get started.


The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) or “Webb”, as we like to call it, will change our perspective of many things in astrophysics. I have the privilege to work in preparing one of its instruments, the Near Infrared Spectrograph (NIRSpec), for science readiness.

The pic was taken at the Johnson Space Flight Center during the testing campaign of 2017. I was there testing NIRSpec.

These are very exciting times for all! Stay tuned… in the mean time you can check out the JWST official site at jwst.nasa.gov, and/or visit jwst.stsci.edu for information for scientists.