Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Deparment of Theoretical Physics

Facultad de Ciencias Departamento de Fisica Teorica Grupo de Astrofisica

History

The Astrophysics Group at the UAM was founded in 1987 around a small stable core of researchers, including Prof. Rosa Domínguez and Prof. Ángeles Díaz, working in the broad topic of the formation and evolution of galaxies in different environments and the build-up of large-scale structure in the universe. When Dr. Carlos Eiroa joined the group in 1991, this topic extended to star formation on Galactic scales, protoplanetary nebulae, and, more recently, exoplanetary systems.

To carry out its research, the group has been financially supported by different public organizations, both national and international, over the past years. We have formed many young astronomers through the realization of Ph.D. theses, and several international workshops have been organized by group members. A summary of such past activities is provided below. For a list of ongoing projects, see Research.


Research projects

  • July 1994 - July 1997: "Formación y evolución de galaxias, cúmulos de galaxias y estructura a gran escala del Universo"
    PI: Angeles I. Díaz Beltrán (DGICyT, Spain)
  • July 1995 - July 1998: "Formación estelar: objetos jóvenes PMS. Discos y pérdida de masa"
    PI: Carlos Eiroa de San Francisco (DGICyT, Spain)
  • 1998: "Acción especial para la renovación del material informático del Observatorio de la UAM"
    PI: Carlos Eiroa San Francisco (SEUID, Spain)
  • January 1998 - December 1999: "Acción Integrada Hispano-Alemana: "Origen y Formación de Cúmulos de Galaxias"
    PI: Fernando Atrio Barandela (SEUID, Spain)
  • January 1998 - December 1999: "Planetary Systems: Their formation and properties"
    PI: Carlos Eiroa de San Francisco (DGES, Spain)
  • January 1999 - December 2000: "Study for the ESA SMART2 mission"
    PI: CASA, with Carlos Eiroa de San Francisco as a member of the scientific team (ESA, EU)
  • July 1997 - July 2000: "Estudio de la formación y evolución de galaxias en diferentes entornos y de la estructura a gran escala del Universo"
    PI: Rosa María Domínguez Tenreiro (DGICyT, Spain)
  • July 1998 - July 2001: "Programa de Profesores Visitantes de Ciencia y Tecnología IBERDROLA"
    PI: Ángeles Isabel Díaz Beltrán (IBERDROLA, Spain)
  • October 1998 - September 2001: "Colaboración científica a la misión de interferometría infrarroja espacial"
    PI: Carlos Eiroa de San Francisco (DGESIC, Spain)
  • November 1999 - November 2001: "From late type giants to dwarf galaxies"
    PI: Federico Ferrini - Ángeles Isabel Díaz Beltrán (NATO)
  • January 1999 - December 2001: "NGC 604: Laboratorio para el estudio de la formación estelar violenta"
    PI: Enrique Pérez Jiménez (Convenio CSIC-CONACYT, Mexico)
  • January 2001 - December 2002: "Acción Integrada Hispano-Alemana: "Formación y Evolución de Cúmulos de Galaxias en diferentes marcos cosmológicos"
    PI: Gustavo Yepes Alonso (MCyT, Spain)
  • December 2000 - December 2003: "Estudio de la Formación y Evolución de Galaxias en Diferentes Epocas Cosmológicas y de la Estructura a gran Escala del Universo"
    PI: Ángeles I. Díaz Beltrán (DGICyT, Spain)
  • December 2001 - December 2003: "Potenciación de la participación española en el interferómetro ALMA"
    PI: J. M. Torrelles (DGICyT, Spain)
  • December 2001 - December 2003: "Astrofísica de alta resolución espacial. Formación y Evolución de sistemas planetarios"
    PI: Carlos Eiroa de San Francisco (MCyT, Spain)
  • The MareNostrum Numerical Cosmology Project: A virtual Laboratory of the evolution of the Universe
    MICINN, Spain (AYA2009-13875-C03-02)
  • Formación y Evolución de Galaxias en un Contexto Cosmológico desde las Simulaciones Numéricas
    MICINN, Spain (AYA2009-12792-C03-03)
  • Estallidos y su huella en la evolución cósmica de las galaxias
    MICINN, Spain (AYA 2010-21887-C04-03)
  • Real and Virtual Galaxies
    MICINN, Spain (AYA 2010-21322-C03-02)
  • Unfolding the evolution of Planetary Systems
    EU (FP7-PEOPLE-2010-IRG 268111)
  • Astrofísica y desarrollos tecnológicos en la Comunidad de Madrid
    CAM, Spain (P2009/ESP-1496)
  • Sobre discos (proto-)planetarios y planetas
    MINCIN, Spain (AYA2011-26202)
  • The MareNostrum Numerical Cosmology Project II: A virtual Laboratory of the evolution of the Universe
    MINECO, Spain (AYA2012-31101)
  • Mecanismos de dispersión y evolución en discos protoplanetarios
    MINECO, Spain (AYA2012-35008)
  • The chemical and dynamical structure of disk galaxies
    DAAD, Germany (PPP-Spain-57050803)


Ph.D. Theses

Supervised by members of the Astrophysics group

  • Un análisis crítico de las relaciones entre los indicadores observacionales de viento y discos en estrellas pre-secuencia principal
    Elena Ortiz García, 1998 (advisor: Carlos Eiroa de San Francisco)
  • A comprehensive study of giant extragalactic high metallicity HII regions
    Marcelo Castellanos Beltrán, 2001 (advisor: Ángeles I. Díaz Beltrán)
  • Estructuras circunnucleares de formación estelar en galaxias
    Mar Alvarez Alvarez, 2002 (advisor: Ángeles I. Díaz Beltrán)
  • A Theoretical Perspective on Galaxy on Galaxy Clusters: Physical Properties of the Dark Matter and Baryons
    Yago Ascasibar Sequeiros, 2003 (advisor: Gustavo Yepes Alonso)
  • Galaxy Assembly in Self Consistent Hydrodynamical Simulations: Comparison with Observations
    Alejandro Saiz Rivera, 2003 (advisor: Rosa Mª Domínguez Tenreiro)
  • Diagnóstico de galaxias HII en el rojo lejano
    Enrique Pérez Montero, 2003 (advisor: Ángeles I. Díaz Beltrán)
  • On the nature of Luminous Compact Blue Galaxies
    Carlos de Hoyos Fernández de Córdova, 2006 (advisors: Angeles Díaz, Rafael Guzmán)
  • A comparative study of Star Formation processes in different environments
    Guillermo Federico Hägele, 2008 (advisors: Angeles Díaz, Elena Terlevich)
  • Metal Enrichment and Cooling in Cosmological Simulations: A New Paralell Code and Some Applications.
    Francisco Jesus Martinez Serrano, 2009 (advisor: Rosa Mª Domínguez Tenreiro)
  • Structure, kinematics and evolution of elliptical galaxies from hydrodynamical simulations.
    José Oñorbe Bernis, 2009 (advisor: Rosa Mª Domínguez Tenreiro)
  • Gas altamente ionizado en galaxias Seyfert 1: interpretación de sus marcas en espectros de rayos X de alta resolución
    Mónica Cardaci, 2009 (advisors: Angeles Díaz, María de Santos)
  • A spatially resolved study of ionized regions in galaxies at different scales
    Rubén García-Benito, 2009 (advisors: Angeles Díaz, Enrique Pérez)
  • Evolución de Galaxias Enanas Aisladas
    Marta Gavilán Bouzas, 2009 (advisors: Mercedes Mollá, Angeles Díaz)
  • Emission-line star forming dwarf galaxies: self-consistent evolutionary models
    Mariluz Martín Manjón, 2009 (advisors: Ángeles Díaz, Mercedes Mollá)
  • El Proyecto CLUES: Simulando el Universo Local
    Luis Alberto Martinez Vaquero, 2010 (advisor: Gustavo Yepes)
  • The MareNostrum Universe: a numerical study of galaxy clusters
    Raul Sevilla Gonzalez, 2010 (advisor: Gustavo Yepes)
  • Multi-messenger constraints and pressure from dark matter annihilation into electron-positron pairs
    Wechakama, Maneenate, 2013 (advisors: Yago Ascasibar, Volker Müller)
  • The MUSIC of Galaxy Clusters
    Sembolini, Federico, 2014 (advisor: Gustavo Yepes)
  • Constrained Local Universe Simulations
    Di Cintio, Arianna, 2014 (advisor: Alexander Knebe)
  • Coupled Dark Matter-Dark Energy Models
    Carlesi, Edoardo, 2014 (advisor: Alexander Knebe)
  • The Maker and the Mask: Cosmic Web and Dust Effects in the Formation and Emission of Galaxies
    Obreja, Aura Catalina, 2015 (advisor: Rosa Domínguez)
  • Dark matter distribution in the universe with gravitational lensing - the distribution of Einstein radii as cosmological probes
    Vega Ferrero, Jesús, 2015 (advisor: Gustavo Yepes)
  • The Large-Scale Halo Distribution and its Clustering Properties
    Avila-Perez, Santiago, 2016 (advisor: Alexander Knebe)

Supervised by external professors

  • The structure and dynamics of transition regions in stellar atmospheres.
    Luis Manuel Sarro Baró, 1999. Advisor: Benjamín Montesinos Comino (LAEFF)
  • Estructura vertical nubosa en formaciones meteoroló-gicas de Júpiter y Saturno.
    Juan Ramón Acarreta Rodríguez, 1999. Advisor: Agustín Sánchez Lavega (Univ. País Vasco)
  • Aproximaciones analíticas a la formación de Estructuras Cosmológicas.
    Alvaro Domínguez Alvarez, 1999. Advisor: Juan Pérez Mercader (CAB)
  • The secret life of adolescent stars: Magnetic Activity of post T-Tauri stars in Lindroos systems.
    Nuria Huélamo Bautista, 2002. Advisor: Ralph Neuhäuser (Max Planck Institut).
  • Multiwavelength observations of galactic X-ray transients: Study from outburst to quiescense.
    Celia Sánchez Fernández, 2002. Advisor: Alvaro Jiménez Cañete (CAB)
  • Astrofísica Molecular en el Infrarrojo lejano: Nubes estelares y circunestelares.
    Javier Rodríguez Goicoechea, 2003. Advisor: José Cernicharo Quintanilla (CSIC)


Workshops

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