Contact

Finnish Centre for Astronomy with ESO (FINCA)
Quantum, Vesilinnantie 5
FI-20014 University of Turku
Finland
Tel:  +358 29 450 4516​
email:  finca@utu.fi

Personnel

Jari Kotilainen director

Research interest:

high redshift galaxies, infrared imagin,  QSO/AGN hosts

Marco Berton Ph.D. (University of Padova)marco.berton@utu.fi

Research interests:

AGN evolution, blazars, optical spectroscopy, radio astronomy

Roberto De Propris PhDrodepr@utu.fi

Research interests:

galaxy evolution, milky way structure and formation, galaxy mergers, globular clusters

Vandad Fallah Ramazani M.Sc. doctoral candidatevafara@utu.fi

Research interests:

Very High Energy gamma-ray astronomy, blazars

Ghassem Gozaliasl PhD+358 (0) 504 155513ghassem.gozaliasl@utu.fi

Research interests:

galaxy formation and evolution, high-z  X-ray galaxy groups, observational cosmology

Pasi Hakala PhD, docentpahakala@utu.fi

Research interests:

artificial intelligence applications to astronomy, compact binaries, optical variability surveys

Talvikki Hovatta PhD, Docent+358 50 411 5423talvikki.hovatta@utu.fi

Research interests:

blazars, radio astronomy, multiwavelength-observations

Joachim Janz PhDjoachim.janz@oulu.fi

Research interests:

galaxy evolution, galaxy structure and morphology, dwarf galaxies, accretion onto compact objects

Jenni Jormanainen M.Sc., doctoral candidatejesojo@utu.fi

blazars, multiwavelength observations, optical polarization, very high energy gamma-ray astronomy

Karri Koljonen PhD+358 29 442 4850karri.koljonen@utu.fi

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Research interests:

compact objects (black holes/neutron stars), accretion and jet physics around compact objects, multiwavelength observations, novel data analysis methods

Hanindyo Kuncarayakti PhD+358 50 4125 819hanindyo.kuncarayakti@utu.fi

Research interests:

supernova progenitors and environments, stellar populations, IFU spectroscopy

Elina Lindfors PhD, docentelilin@utu.fi

Research interests:

very high energy gamma ray observations, AGN:s

Kari Nilsson PhD, docentkani@utu.fi

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Research interests:

AGN/QSO host galaxies, AGN monitoring

Suvendu Rakshit PhD (Observatoire De La Cote Azur, EMJDs)suvenduat@gmail.com

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Research interests:

active galactic Nuclei (AGN), spectroscopy, photometry, polarimetry, IR-interferometry , multi-wavelength astronomy

Mauri Valtonen PhD, emeritus professormavalto@utu.fi

Research interests:

quasars, three-body problem, cosmology

Clare Wethers PhD (University of Cambridge)clare.wethers@utu.fi

Research interests:

galaxy/ AGN co-evolution, QSO/ AGN hosts, reddened QSOs, multi-wavelength observations

Laura Zschaechner PhDlaura.zschaechner@helsinki.fi

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Research interests:

galaxy evolution, chemistry of the ISM, galactic winds, galactic fountain flows, extra-planar layers, radio/submillimeter observations, kinematic modeling