Mónica Rubio

Cargo: Área 5
  • Email: mrubio@das.uchile.cl
  • Estudios: 1992, PhD en Astrofisica y Ciencias Espaciales , Universidad de Paris,
    1982, Magister en Astronomia, Universidad de Chile


My main stream research is the study of the properties and physical conditions of the interstellar medium and the star formation process in low metallicity systems, In particular, I study the Magellanic Clouds as their proximity offer a unique laboratory to investigate molecular clouds in an interstellar medium with different interstellar medium properties. I have extended my research to local low metallicity dwarf galaxies like WLM with metallicities less than 15% solar, as they allow to study molecular clouds and the star formation process in the early universe, where the abundance of heavier elements and the dust content was much lower.