Elena López Navas

Astronomer and more!

Welcome to my site!

I am an astrophysicist and I have lots of social, cultural and creative concerns, so I am on my way to find out  how to merge these worlds together. I finished my PhD in 2023 at the University of Valparaíso, in Chile. It was focused on active galaxies, that is, galaxies that host a supermassive black hole in their center that is accreting (or eating) surrounding material (its own host galaxy!). I found it very interesting to study how these giant objects change over time, as everything does. But most of all I am concerned about the need to share science with everyone,  so I try to participate in as many outreach activities as I can. My experience through different internships and outreach projects has given me a broad vision of the importance -and challenges-  of international and interdisciplinary work in science. 


Current mailing address: 

Elena Lopez Navas

C/Gran Bretaña, 1111, Facultad de Ciencias UV, Cerro Playa Ancha, Valparaíso, Región de Valparaíso, Chile