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.

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



(Post only 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 impartiendo, […]

SRAP continues collaborating with ALCE



Some days ago we hosted the event PINTXOS OF SCIENCE at the Basque Club ‘Gure Txoko’ in Darlinghurst. Professor Massimo Piccardi (Professor of Machine Learning, Computer vision and natural language processing at UTS) & Professor Blanca Gallego (Center for Big Data Research IN Health at UNSW and SRAP member) expounded […]

Successful “Pintxos of Science”


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


Celebrating Australia’s National Science Week 2019, SRAP invites members to join us in an event with Pintxos and discussion about Artificial Intelligence – ethical considerations  ~ Event in English ~ Pintxos included in the price. Drinks not included but available for purchase at reasonable prices! Booking essential via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/pintxo-of-science-ai-ethical-implications-tickets-66147518007 Limited […]

Pintxo of Science



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