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.

The Association of Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific (SRAP) and the Embassy of Spain in Canberra announce that The Malaspina Award 2019 has been bestowed upon Loyola University Andalusia, Spain for enhancing Australia-Spain relations and providing new international research opportunities for Spanish and Australian researchers. Loyola University’s partnerships with five research […]

II Malaspina Award


Ayer jueves 7 de noviembre de 2019 celebramos el 5º Foro de Investigación Australia-España en Canberra. Hemos recopilado todos los tuits publicados desde nuestra cuenta, @srap_ieap, en un hilo de Twitter que se puede encontrar aquí. Gracias a la “Thread Reader App” hemos podido también crear un post compilando todos los tuits: […]

5º Foro de Investigación Australia-España: compilación de tuits


Today our member Sergio León-Saval has been interviewed as part of a series from the Spanish magazine La Razón called Innovadores by Inndux (https://innovadores.larazon.es/es/). This section showcases many researchers and innovators around the world outreaching science and innovation to society. Sergio works in astrophotonics, developping optical methods for astronomical instrumentation. […]

Interview to Sergio León-Saval in “La Razón”



(Post only available in Spanish, but read the UNSW Media Release about it) Nuestra socia, la ecóloga marina española Adriana Vergés ha sido galardonada hoy por la UNSW en Australia con el premio “UNSW’s Emerging Thought Leader Prize” por su “liderazgo creativo y persuasivo” en la concienciación de la población […]

Marine ecologist Adriana Vergés receives UNSW’s Emerging Thought Leader Prize



(Post only available in Spanish) Hoy se ha publicado una entrevista a nuestro socio Francisco Sánchez-Bayo en El País Semanal. El enlace a la entrevista, con título “Este ecólogo quiere que sepas el peligro que entraña la desaparición de los insectos“, es este. Para más información, recomendamos leer este artículo que […]

Interview to Francisco Sánchez-Bayo in “El País Semanal”



5 years Bridging Australia and Spain in Research and Academia Conference of the Association of Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific INVITATION We invite you to register to attend the 5th Australia-Spain Research Forum; hosted by the ANU Centre for Mental Health Research (Canberra) on behalf of SRAP – the Association of […]

5th Australia-Spain Research Forum


Our member Dr Ana Vila (oceanographer from the University of Sydney) has been recently interviewed to talk about the Great Barrier Reef and climate change. You can find the interview in Spanish here: https://www.sbs.com.au/language/spanish/audio/cambio-climatico-es-la-peor-amenaza-para-la-gran-barrera Ana believes that “if we don’t start taking additional measures at a local, national and worldwide […]

Interview to Ana Vila-Concejo in radio SBS




(Post only available in Spanish) Durante el último año se ha incrementado la colaboración entre SRAP y las Aulas de Lengua y Cultura Españolas (ALCE). Siempre con temas de interés para los alumnos. Desde ALCE nos han transmitido que están muy contentos con las charlas y talleres que se están […]

SRAP continues collaborating with ALCE


Last week, Luis Salvador-Carulla, head of the Centre for Mental Health Research at the Research School of Population Health in the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra and SRAP-IEAP member, was invited to the National Press Club to talk about mental health and suicide as priority issues to be tackled […]

Interview to Luis Salvador-Carulla in the National Press Club


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