| Academic background |
In 2001 I started my studies in Physics at the University of Murcia. In 2005 I moved to Tenerife to continue my studies in Astrophysics.
In the summer of 2006 I participated in the Summer Grant Programme of the IAC, working with Prof. Ismael Perez Fournon in the Spitzer Wide-area InfraRed Extragalactic survey.
I graduated in Physics from the University of La Laguna in July, 2007. In my last year, I worked with Prof. Manolo Collados Vera in the Inversion of Stokes Profiles Generated by Strong Solar Magnetic Fields.
| Professional Career |
In October 2007, I started a PhD with the SOLAIRE European Network at the Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest, under the supervision of Prof. Kristof Petrovay.
In October 2008, I moved to the Solar and Magnetospheric MHD theory group, at the University of St Andrews, to continue my research with Prof. Clare Parnell. I submitted my thesis on December 2010, with the title "MHD Evolution of Magnetic Null Points to Static Equilibria", which I defended successfully in February 2011.
The research line of my PhD included magnetic reconnection and current sheet formation in plasmas. In particular, my thesis it is a study of the non-resistive relaxation of different magnetic scenarios embedded in non-zero beta plasmas, and about the role of the plasma pressure in the final equilibrium states. Along the way, I study simple non-reconnective scenarios, two-dimensional X-points and three-dimensional nulls. A singular equilibrium is found for the collapse of 2D X-points and 3D nulls with fan-aligned electric current density (click here for a full abstract).
Since I finished my PhD, I have been employed as a Postdoctoral research assistant by the University of St Andrews, where I have continued my research, following the sames lines developed during my PhD thesis. My main topic of study has been the spontaneous magnetic reconnection generated by the sudden onset of an anomalous resistivity, and its consequences such as wave propagation and impulsive bursty reconnection.
My contract in St Andrews will finish on the 30th of April, 2012. I am taking a "wee break" from solar theory, to start a new adventure in Astrophysical Instrumentation. I feel sad and excited at the same time about this dramatic change in my life... The only one thing I am left to say is: Hard to see the future is!
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|Contact Details |
Address: School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of St Andrews
North Haugh, St Andrews
Fife, KY16 9SS
Telephone: +44 (0)1334 461647
Fax: +44 (0)1334 463748