Nicolás Cuello

Nicolás Cuello got his PhD at the Centre de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon in France before moving to Chile in 2016. He was a FONDECYT postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Astrophysics (PUC) at Santiago and currently is a Marie Curie Fellow at the IPAG (Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble) in France.  His main area of study is the dynamics of protoplanetary disks in multiple star systems. This will allow an understanding of how planets form in multistar systems (2, 3, 4 and even 5 stars).

His recent research focuses on stellar flybys and spirals in circumbinary discs (around two stars). He also studies circumplanetary disk formation and evolution, like the Saturn rings.

Thanks to the collaboration between theorists and observers within the Millenium Nucleus for Planet Formation, it will be possible to explore these systems in detail through ALMA and SPHERE observations in the next years.