Patricia Chinchilla

 I am a postdoctoral researcher at University of Liège (Belgium) and Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain). I am currently working for the SPECULOOS project, with the aim of finding terrestrial planets orbiting small and cool stars of the solar neighborhood. My main interests are brown dwarfs, exoplanets, telescope instrumentation and outreach.

Postdoctoral Researcher - University of Liège & Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias

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Selected Research Highlights:

 These are the finding charts of two very wide substellar companions to two young stars of Upper Scorpius: USco1621 B and USco1556 B (Chinchilla et al. 2020). 

They have masses around ~15 Jupiter masses, and are orbiting their primary stars at separations of 2900 and 3500 AU, respectively. This kind of systems are rare and unique, and they provide us with amazing information, as the companions are young giant planet analogues which can be fully characterised through spectroscopy.