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Background

Antonio Herrera Martin, PhD.

I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Statistical Sciences, David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Toronto. My supervisor is Gwen Eadie.

I am originally from Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico. More info in Spanish. I initially studied Engineering, but I decided to do a Masters in Physics at the University of Guanajuato. I later obtained a Phd in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Glasgow.

After finishing my Phd, I did a postdoc at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand under the supervision of Michael Albrow.

I also like to dabble in game programming just for fun. Look some examples

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Research

My research has been related from several areas of cosmology from early universe to Gravitational lensing.

During my Phd, I modeled gravitational lensing of Dark Matter and Gravitational waves.

During my stay at the University of Canterbury I searched for extrasolar planets through the study of microlensing events using the KMTnet collaboration telescopes.
We found interestingly an extrasolar planet with several similitudes with Earth. More info.
I like to call it Patsy the planet. Visit here.

Currently I am part of the astrostatistics group at the university of Toronto, and also recently part of CHIME(Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment), which I will be involve studying FRBs(Fast Radio Bursts).