Research

My current research focuses on establishing observational constraints on the origins of the chemical elements in the Galaxy and the Universe through spectroscopic analysis of low-metallicity stars. Below you can find an interactive plot with a few selected synthetic spectra for stars with different metallicities ([Fe/H] - upper panel) and different carbon abundances ([C/Fe] - lower panel). All the spectra have the same effective temperature (Teff = 5250K) and surface gravity (logg=2.5). More details soon!
Access the simple jupyter notebook with the code to generate this plot:

Resources

RPA intranet (password protected) / db snapshot (click here)

carbon evolutionary corrections

linelist generator

age-map of the milky way halo

Side projects

geographical and gender distribution of IAU members

experiments with random walk

Monte Carlo method - Estimating π

Monte Carlo method - Gaussian integration

Teaching

Descriptive Astronomy - Summer 2019

Physics A Lab - Mechanics

Contact

Email vplacco@nd.edu | Email vmplacco@gmail.com
Google vmplacco | Phone +1 (574) 631-2865