I am a Chilean student doing my Ph.D. at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. I received my Master’s degree at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2017 and a Bachelor’s degree in Astronomy at the Universidad de Chile in 2014.


Ph.D. Topic

Topic: The Evolution of Magnetic Fields in Low-mass Young Stars
Committee: Michael Connelley(Chair), Bo Reipurth, Greg Doppmann, Xudong Sun, Sasha Krot

I am a fifth-year astronomy Ph.D. student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa working on the field of Star Formation with Michael Connelley and Bo Reipurth as my advisors. My research focuses on magnetic fields in low-mass young stars, where I have a particular interest in how these magnetic fields evolve with time and affect the young stars’ properties. I am also interested in protoplanetary disks, where I use a combination of radiative transfer models and analytical techniques to derive physical parameters of disks.


  • Measuring the Magnetic Field of Young Stars Using iSHELL Observations: BP Tau and V347 Aur
  • "Is T Tauri North a "Classical" T Tauri Star?"


Over the last few years, I have participated in a unique student mentoring program named Maunakea Scholars that aims to connect high school students of public schools with astronomy in Hawaii. The end goal of this program is to inspire local young students to pursue careers in the STEM fields. More information about the Manuakea Scholars Program can be found here.

Christian A Flores Gonzalez

Graduate Student
M.S. Astronomy 2017, University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, USA
B.S. Astronomy 2014, Universidad de Chile, Chile
  • The evolution of magnetic field strengths in young stars
  • Thermal inhomogeneities on the surface of young stars
  • Physical properties of edge-on disks using ALMA observations
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