Almudena Alonso Herrero

Stay at the IAC: 15/06/2015 to 12/07/2015

Research line: Galactic Formation and Evolution

Dr. Alonso Herrero gave  a Severo Ochoa seminar at the IAC on June 17th 2015, entitled Understanding the obscuring torus and the nuclear star formation of AGN using GTC/CanariCam observations.

Currently Dr. Alonso-Herrero is a National Research Council staff scientist at Instituto de Física de Cantabria (IFCA) in Santander.

She did her PhD at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and the University of Oxford. She held postdoctoral positions at the University of Arizona in the US and the University of Hertfordshire in the UK. In 2003 she returned to Spain with a Ramón y Cajal Fellowship and since 2008 she is staff scientist at the Spanish National Research Council.  In 2011 she moved to IFCA as part of the program for attraction of international talent of the Excellence Campus of the Universidad de Cantabria.

Her main research fields are evolution of galaxies and active galaxies (AGN) using a multi-frequency approach and focusing mainly on infrared observations. She has published over 170 papers in international refereed journals.

Scientific activity during the visit at the IAC:

During her visit at the IAC she will collaborate with Prof. José Miguel Rodríguez Espinosa’s group. The main goal is to work on the CanariCam data obtained for a sample of local AGN through an ESO/GTC large program and the guaranteed time program. She will work closely with the Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow Cristina Ramos Almeida and PhD student Ismael García Bernete.


Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias. C/ Via Láctea s/n 38200, La Laguna. Canary Islands. Spain.
Privacy policy