néstorespinoza

Astrophysicist


I'm Néstor Espinoza, an Assistant Astronomer (tenure-track) at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, USA. My research interests are exoplanets: from detection and characterization to how they form and what they are made of. I'm also part of the Near-InfraRed Imager and Slitless Spectrograph (NIRISS) branch, which supports the instrument onboard the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope.

Before joining STScI in 2019, I was an inaugural Bernoulli Fellow and a Gruber Fellow based at the MPIA from 2017 to 2019. I obtained my PhD from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in September 2017. I'm also a big statistics enthusiast and love coding.

E-mail: nespinoza at stsci.edu | Phone: +1 (410) 338 4331