Hi! My name is Maria Camila. I am a 22 year old colombian. I am a physicist with emphasis in astronomy. Currently I am an undergraduate senior at Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. My second major is in Systems & Computing Engineering. I am very interested in astrophysical simulations, computational infrastructure and security. My favorite programming language (which was also my first) is Python, but I also really like C and Java.

In this website you will find out more about me, the projects I have worked on and the things I’m interested in. Here is a condensed version of my trajectory in pdf format:

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  • December 2011

    Graduated from high school

  • January 2012

    Started coding

  • August 2012

    Started college

  • June 2015

    Internship at Leiden Observatory (The Netherlands)

  • June 2016

    Internship at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (USA)

Latest Blog Post

21 Nov 2016 . projects . Non-linearity correction in H2RG near infrared detectors Comments

What? SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship)

When? Summer 2016

Where? NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, CA, USA.

Advisors? Dr. Andres Plazas, Dr. Jason Rhodes, Dr. Charles Shapiro and Dr. Eric Huff

The observed accelerated expansion of the Universe is one of the biggest enigmas in our current understanding of cosmology and Dark Energy (DE) could be the explanation for it. In order to untangle the science of DE, a new space observatory is being created by NASA: Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST). It will map the distribution of Dark Matter (DM) along cosmic history and...



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