Reuniones en España en septiembre 2017

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These days our president, Sergio León-Saval, has participated in some very fructify meetings in Spain.

    1. 5th September Madrid: SRAP signed the new collaboration agreement with the Fundación Consejo España-Australia towards this year 2017 Forum on the topic ‘Air’. This year’s forum it will take place in both cities: Sydney (3Nov) & Canberra (6Nov). More information about this in this webpage of the Fundación Consejo España-Australia (in Spanish).
    2. 6th September Madrid, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM): SRAP was present and co-organizer of the 1st Workshop on Industry and Research: Australian Experience, that took place in the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. The aim of the meeting was to discuss potential collaborations between research organisations and industry in Australia-Spain. At this meeting there were representatives from: La Fundación Consejo España-Australia, la Embajada de Australia en España, la Comisión de Comercio e Inversión del Gobierno australiano (AUSTRADE), SRAP, Australian Universities and major Spanish companies such as Navantia, Ferrovial and Tecnalia amongst others. More information about this in this webpage of the Fundación Consejo España-Australia (in Spanish).
    3. 7th and 8th September 2017 Madrid: SRAP was present at the III Reunión de Diplomacia Científica, Tecnológica y de Innovación Española that took place in the Fundacion Ramon Areces a meeting in Madrid with 11 other Spanish Scientific Associations established outside Spain, embassy representatives and staff from Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT). The aim of the meeting was to strengthen the dialogue among those representatives attending the meeting to ensure that a scientific diplomacy will result in better conditions for the scientists in Spain and abroad, including the R&D in Spain. More info about this meeting in this article in La Información (in Spanish).


Acerca de 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.