"Razones Siderales" is a weekly section I've been hosting since 2020 on the chilean national radio station Radio USACH. Here, together with the chilean journalist Freddy Stock, we talk about the latest scientific advances on astronomy and astrophysics providing explainations of complex subjects in an entertaining way for the general public. Each of our conversations are released via podcast (in spanish).
"Dimension Futuro" is a section I hosted until 2017 in the radio show ``Palabras sacan palabras", which went weekly on the chilean radio station Futuro FM. The main aim of this section is to give down-to-Earth explainations of cutting-edge science in an informal and entertaining way. Here are some recent recordings (in spanish) of the section:
Since 2014 and until 2017, I was a teacher at the Center of Study and Development of Talent at PUC (PENTA UC, for its acronym in spanish), which is a center aimed at the academic development of talented high school students, and which offers them university-class courses dictated at PUC by professors and researchers. In this context, I've gave a course almost every semester on order-of-magnitude estimations, based on the popular lecture notes by Sanjoy Mahajan (which can be found here) on the subject to high-school students of all levels. The course turned out to be very popular in the program, and according to pre and post tests done to students, it has a significant impact on the ability of each student to both perform order-of-magnitude calculations and to develop opinions on topics which they have not thought before based on their ability to transfer knowledge into numbers.
"Itinreant Physics" is the first project I
started leading and which started my serious interest on science education. This project, which is led
by physics and astronomy undergraduates at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (PUC), focuses
on sharing science with chilean schools through several sub-projects, which include training programs for
teachers and students in physics and astronomy and material aid for vulnerable primary, secondary and high
schools in order to help them develop their own laboratories for their science curriculum. I was the
director of the project from 2009 to 2013, time period during which several projects were developed. Among them,
I founded the Bling Bling Universe (BBU) initiative, a platform which is active to date and which I coordinated
until the end of 2015, and whose aim is to provide tools for high school teachers and students in spanish in order
for them to be able to explore the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) data.
Interested? Check out the project website in [this link]
In 2015, I was hired by the Telescopios Chile company in order to write monthly astronomy and/or physics columns on some topic related to astronomy and physics in spanish. Below is a list of selected columns; a full list of the publications can be found in this [link]:
Some other media appearances are listed below (in spanish):