María Paula Ronco

He obtained his PhD in March 2018, at the Facultad de Ciencias Astronómicas y Geofísicas de La Universidad Nacional de La Plata. In June 2018 she arrived in Chile with a NPF postdoctoral position that she held until 2019. Since that time she was a FONDECYT postdoctoral researcher at the Astrophysics Institute of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Santiago) until 2022. Her research work focuses on the formation and evolution of planetary systems using various tools such as global codes of planetary formation and N-body simulations. Currently, his main objective is to study the evolution of protoplanetary disks in binary and/or multiple stellar systems, and to study the processes of planetary formation in these complex environments. In parallel, she is studying the dynamics and final fate of planetary systems undergoing the final stages of stellar evolution, and how the resulting planetary configurations may contribute to the contamination of photospheres of white dwarf stars.

She is currently a research associate at the NPF.