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Felipe González Cataldo

Postdoctoral Researcher at Burkhard Militzer's group
Department of Earth and Planetary Science
University of California, Berkeley
United States

Ph.D. 2015 Universidad de Chile (Physics)
B.S. 2009 Universidad de Chile (Physics)

e-mail: f_gonzalez (at) berkeley (dot) edu

About me

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Earth and Planetary Science Department of the University of California, Berkeley, working in Burkhard Militzer's team. I got my PhD in physics from the Universidad de Chile, Chile on 2015. I am interested in understanding planetary interiors—particularly high-temperature, high-pressure physics— through the study of matter at atomic level, in particular, using molecular dynamics and electronic structure calculations based on density functional theory (DFT). In this framework, equations of state of materials can be obtained, even at pressures and temperatures where no experimental data is available, which are fundamental to build models of the structure and the evolution of the planets, that enhance our understanding of solar and extrasolar planets processes.

Contact info:

Department of Earth and Planetary Science
University of California, Berkeley, United States
485 McCone Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-4767

f_gonzalez [at] berkeley [dot] edu