• Professor
    • Paula Jofré
    • University of Diego Portales
    • Galactic Astronomy


Paula Jofré is an assistant professor of the Astronomy Nucleus at the University Diego Portales (UDP). She studied Astronomy in the Pontific Catholic University of Chile and obtained her PhD in Natural Sciences from the Ludwig Maximilian University and the Max Planck Institute of Astrophysics in Germany. She spent 7 years as post-doctoral researcher, first working in the Laboratory of Astrophysics of the University of Bordeaux in France and then in the Institute of Astronomy and King’s College of the University of Cambridge, UK.

Paula Jofré is a world-leading expert in Galactic astronomy, focused in the analysis of stellar spectra to understand the physical processes that shape the Milky Way. She has been selected one of the 100 Chilean Women Leaders by El Mercurio and Mujeres Empresarias in 2011 and 2018, awarded 10 Scientist-to-Watch by Science News in 2018 and TIME 100 Next by TIME in 2019.

She leads the "Galactic Phylogenetics" research group at UDP.