About me

MeI am Alejandro Benítez-Llambay. I decided to dedicate my life to the study of the Universe and, in particular, I am currently focused on the theoretical understanding of galaxy formation and evolution. My research is based on the study of numerical N-body/Hydrodynamical cosmological simulations. I finished a PhD in Astronomy in April 2015, working under the supervision of Dr. Mario Abadi from Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina, and Dr. Julio Navarro from University of Victoria, Canada. The title of my thesis was “The baryon content history of dwarf galaxies”, and we basically studied different mechanisms that shape the baryon content history of dwarf galaxies using a set of simulations of the formation of the Local Group, run within the Constrained Local UniversE Simulations (CLUES) project. If you are interested in my work, please visit “My Work” section, where I explain our latest results.

In December 2015, I moved to the Institute for Computational Cosmology in Durham, UK, to fill a Research Associate postdoc position. 

I have a special interest in coding, so if you are interested in some of my recent codes, I invite you to the “Codes” section, where you may find some tutorials, documentation and the links to download them.

Going back to my very first years as an undergraduate student, everything started at Facultad de Astronomia y Fisica of Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina. I started the faculty in 2006, and I got my degree in 2011, focusing on the study of Integrated Spectra of Galactic Open Clusters. The main result of my work at that time was FISA, a software that permits a fast and reasonable good age and reddening determination of small angular diameter open clusters. If you are interested in looking at the code, please visit my Software section.