Angel.Lopez-Sanchez


Angel.Lopez-Sanchez

About Angel.Lopez-Sanchez

Dr Ángel R. López-Sánchez is an astrophysicist and science communicator working at the Australian Astronomical Optics (AAO) and the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the Macquarie University (MQ) in Sydney (NSW, Australia). His research is focused in the analysis of star formation phenomena in galaxies of the Local Universe, especially in dwarf starbursts and spiral galaxies, using multi-wavelength (UV, optical, IR, radio) data. He presented his PhD Thesis at University of La Laguna and the Instituto Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain) in 2006. In 2007 he joined CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science (Sydney) with a postdoctoral position. He then joined the AAO (formerly the Australian Astronomical Observatory) and MQ in 2011. In July 2018 he was appointed as Senior Lecturer at AAO-MQ. He has been providing instrument and observing support at the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT, Siding Spring Observatory, NSW) since 2011, being the instrument scientist of several instruments: the multi-fiber spectrograph 2dF+AAOmega and the near-infrared imager and spectrograph IRIS2. He also has large experience with integral-field spectroscopy (IFS), being a very active member of the SAMI collaboration at the AAT and part of the HECTOR Science Team. He currently is the Instrument Scientist of KOALA+AAOmega at the AAT, and leads the international astronomy survey "HI KOALA IFS Dwarf and irregular galaxy Survey" (Hi-KIDS), that is getting unique, high-quality IFS data of a sample of 100 nearby dwarf and irregular galaxies for which 21cm H I interferometric data is available He has large experience teaching undergraduate and PhD students and giving lectures and classes about Astronomy. Dr. López-Sánchez is passionate science communicator who continuously gives talks and public lectures, writes popular science articles and organizes science communication events and stargazing activities. He is very active in social media, his Twitter feed is @El_Lobo_Rayado.


A few days ago, our member Ana Monserrat Martínez (PhD student at UNSW) was interviewed by SBS radio en Español to talk about the Interagency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (IACG) report that has been sent to the UN General Secretary. In this report, it is highlighted how critical the […]

Interview to Ana Monserrat Martínez




Research Bites are periodical meetings organised by the Spanish Researchers Asia-Pacific Association (SRAP-IEAP). Aiming to facilitate the exchange of local experiences and to transfer knowledge among other researchers based in Australia. These informal gatherings have been previously organised in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Hobart to promote networking in the Spanish […]

Announcing “Research Bites 2019”


Post only available in Spanish El pasado 10 de abril de 2019 nuestra socia Ana Vila Concejo (Universidad de Sídney) participó en una entrevista de radio en SBS en Español en la que habló sobre el enorme problema del calentamiento global, reflexionando sobre la insistencia de Australia de usar carbón […]

Ana Vila Concejo: “Australia insisting on using coal is stubborn”




Article by our member Paco Sánchez-Bayo Last year I presented a small talk at the Pint of Science that SRAP used to sponsor and which our member Angel López Sánchez organised. I chose the topic “Worldwide declines of the 4Bs and their causes”, as I have been following – and […]

From a talk in a pub to the world stage


(Post only available in Spanish) El programa “Punto de Enlace” de Radio Exterior de Radio Nacional de España se puso en contacto para contar con la colaboración de RAICEX, la Red de Asociaciones de Investigadores y Científicos Españoles en el Exterior para buscar voluntarios para una sección de Ciencia que iba a comenzar. Desde SRAP-IEAP, […]

Interview to Raquel García Pacheco in RNE