Dr Eduardo Balbinot


Biography

I completed my Ph.D. in 2014 at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in Brazil, where my thesis focused on the observational study of Milky Way satellite system with emphasis on detecting sparse stellar structures such as Ultra Faint Dwarf Galaxies. In 2011 I obtained my M.Sc. degree in Physics at the same institution, where my dissertation focussed on the study of star clusters in advanced stages of dissolution in the Local Group.

I moved to the University of Surrey late in 2014 to work as a research fellow.

Research interests

My research focus on the analysis of stars clusters in the Milky Way and the Magellanic Clouds. I adventure myself into some dynamical aspects of their evolution and how this can give hints about galaxy formation and mass assembly.

Right now I am working with the detection of tidal tails around globular clusters and other cold streams. My focus is on large photometric surveys such as the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and the Dark Energy Survey (DES). I am particularly interested on improving the detection methods based on Colour-Magnitude Diagram modeling and in the search for new Halo substructures.

Publications

Click here for a list of my publications on the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS).