Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Andres del Pino is a postdoc at STScI, expert in internal dynamics of dwarf galaxies in the Local Group. He is member of the High-Resolution Space Telescope Proper Motion (HSTPROMO) collaboration, a team dedicated to improving our dynamical understanding of stars, clusters, and galaxies in the nearby Universe through measurement and interpretation of their proper motions (PMs). He is currently involved in several studies using the Gaia second data release and line-of-sight velocities to study the internal kinematics of stellar systems around the Milky Way.

His research experience starts back in 2008 at the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC). During the years 2008 to 2009, Dr. del Pino was involved on the HerMES project, the largest extragalactic survey on the Herschel Space Observatory. In 2009 he worked in collaboration with the Gutemberg Universitat in Mainz in the ATLAS experiment collaboration at CERN, analyzing the probabilities of finding Super Symmetrical Particles (SUSY) during a collision event in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

He obtained his PhD in astrophysics in 2014 at the IAC. The research was focused in a comprehensive study of stellar populations present in the Fornax dwarf spheroidal galaxy by means of machine learning techniques. He also contributed to the detection and study of multiple stellar populations in globular clusters under the SUMO collaboration and was involved in the OCCASO project, a survey focused in obtaining high resolution spectroscopy of stars in stellar open cluster in the Milky Way. From 2014 to 2017, Dr. del Pino worked as member of the Galaxies Research Group at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (CAMK) characterizing real and simulated galaxies from an observational point of view.

Dr. del Pino has contributed in several outreach projects with children of different ages. He is member of the Spanish Astronomical association and the International Astronomical Union.


PhD in Astronomy, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Universidad de La Laguna, Spain
MS in Astronomy, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Universidad de La Laguna, Spain
BS in Physics, Universidad de Cordoba, Universidad de La Laguna, Spain


Research Topics: Star Formation, Histories, and Evolution; Local Group Galaxies; Galaxy Formation and Evolution; Stellar Populations; Resolved Stellar Populations


ORCID ID: 0000-0003-4922-5131

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