Eduardo Martín Guerrero

Dr. Martín finished his PhD in La Laguna University in 1993 and moved to the Anton Pannekoek Institute (University of Amsterdam) as postdoctoral fellow, coming back to the Canary Islands Observatories in 1994 as Support Astronomer. In 1997 he moved to the U.S.A. first as a Fullbright postdoctoral fellow to the University of California at Berkeley and then as post-doctoral scholar to Caltech. In 2000 he became Assistant Professor at the Institute for Astronomy (University of Hawaii), coming back to Spain in 2004, when he obtained a staff possition at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias. He is CSIC Research Professor at the Centro de Astrobiología (INTA-CSIC) since 2009.

His primary research interests are star formation and evolution and exoplanets detection.

At the IAC he collaborated with the Exoplanetary Systems research line. His stay is a continuation of the close collaboration maintained by Prof. Eduardo L. Martin and the substellar group of the IAC for more than two decades. The particular objective of this stay was to prepare observations with the Keck and WHT telescopes on December 2013 and January 2014 in order to carry out the near-infrared spectroscopic characterization of planetary mass candidates in the Sigma Orionis and Pleiades clusters.

The IAC group in collaboration with Dr. Martin's group at CAB have found a sequence of low mass objects in both clusters, which extend to the deuterium burning mass limit (Peña-Ramirez et al. 2012, Zapatero Osorio et al. 2013, submitted).

The observations in the Keck telescope were partially hampered by bad weather, but very interesting spectra were obtained and a paper with these data is in preparation.

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