Enrique Pérez Montero

Stay at the IAC: 01/07/2014 to 31/07/2014.

Research line: Galactic Formation and Evolution

Dr. Pérez Montero will give a Severo Ochoa Seminar the IAC, on July 3rd 2014 entitled Deriving model-based chemical abundances in ionized gaseos nebulae.

Dr. Enrique Pérez-Montero is tenure scientist in the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía - CSIC in Granada (Spain).

He received his Ph.D. in the Department of Theoretical Physics of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Then, he worked as assistant teacher in the UAM before going as postdoctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Astrophysics of Toulouse (France). Later he moved as postdoc to IAA-CSIC in Granada where he works now with a permanent position.

Dr. Pérez-Montero's main research interests are the analysis of emission-line spectra using both 1D and 2D techniques, determination of physical properties and chemical abundances of the ionized interstellar medium, the interplay between massive stars, gas and dust in regions of on-going star-formation, photoionization modelling of the gas-phase of star-forming regions, and analysis of star-forming galaxies both in the Local and the Early Universe. He is involved now in several galaxy surveys both at the Local Universe (e.g. CALIFA) and the early Universe (e.g. zCOSMOS, MASSIV) and the determination of properties in star-forming galaxies.

During his stay at IAC he worked with Dr. Casiana Muñoz-Tuñón and Dr. Jorge Sánchez-Almeida applying the code HII-CHI-mistry to derive chemical abundances in ionized gaseous nebulae to different samples of extremely metal-poor regions and other objects selected from the SDSSS and re-observed with the WHT.  As a result of this collaboration, a paper (Sánchez Almeida et al. 2015) studying chemical inhomogeneities in extremely metal poor cometary galaxies is now being refereed for publication and another one is in preparation in order to enlarge the sample of known extremely metal poor galaxies in the SDSS catalogue.

Dr. Pérez-Montero is visually impaired and he belongs to the Spanish National Organization for Blind People (ONCE) where he collaborates for the diffusion of the astronomy for the visually impaired people. During his stay he will give a public talk in the Science Museum of La Laguna in July, 4th entitled "La astronomía, ¿una ciencia visual?" and in the ONCE site in Sta. Cruz de Tenerife on 21st, July entitled "Astronomía accesible".

Contact: severoochoa@iac.es
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