Severo Ochoa Programme

Jesús Serra Foundation visitors

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The IAC has been chosen by the Jesús Serra Foundation to participate in its “Visiting Researchers Programme”. The new period includes 2020-2022. Each year, the programme supports stay of one - three months at the IAC for visiting professors of international prestige. These visits allow, first, to deepen the scientific relationship between the host research group and the visiting researcher, and secondly, to initiate new lines of action based on the generation of new scientific interests.

The funding scheme offered by the Jesus Serra Foundation consists of: maximum funding of 3000 euros /month. This scheme will accommodate to the standard rules of the IAC for "Bolsas de Viaje para Visitantes".

In any case diets to be claimed shall refer to those in force in national territory according to Royal Decree 462/2002. According to this Royal Decree, the visiting researcher with a longer stay of 1 month, could be reimbursed with up to 80% of the maximum per diem, i.e 2400 €/month for accommodation & subsistence, not being necessary invoices related to such concepts.

Related agreement: Convenio entre la Fundación Jesús Serra y el Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias

Researchers who have visited the IAC under this programme -or will visit it in the near future- are listed below:

  • Sebastián Sánchez
    Dr. SEBASTIÁN SÁNCHEZ SÁNCHEZ (UNAM, Instituto de Astronomía, México)

    Dr. Sebastián Sánchez, born in Badajoz (Spain), naturalised Mexican, studied a degree in Physics from the University of Salamanca (1995) and PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Cantabria (2001), both in Spain. He has worked at the observatories of La Palma (2001) and Calar Alto (2004-2010, where he was resident astronomer and coordinator of

  • Cristina Chiappini
    DR. CRISTINA CHIAPPINI (Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam, AIP, Germany)

    Dr. Cristina Chiappini received her PhD in 1998 at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. After a postdoctoral position at Columbia University, she obtained a permanent position at Observatory of Trieste (INAF) where was tenured in 2003. In 2005 she moved to the University of Geneva as a Maitre Assistant and from there to a permanent position at AIP

  • Dra. Claudia M. Raiteri
    DR CLAUDIA MARIA RAITERI (INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino)

    Dr Claudia M. Raiteri obtained her PhD at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in 1991 under the supervision of Professor Dennis Sciama. In the same year, she became staff Researcher in Astronomy at the Torino Astrophysical Observatory (which is part of the INAF-Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica) and is still working there. Her

  •  Vanessa Hill
    DR. VANESSA HILL (CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, Laboratoire Lagrange, Nice, France)

    Dr. Vanessa Hill is Directrice de Recherche (Senior Researcher) at CNRS, at the Laboratoire Lagrange, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, Nice, France. She obtained her PhD in 1997 with a PhD dissertation on the "Chemical Evolution of the Magellanic Clouds" ("Evolution Chimique des Nuages de Magellan"). She then carried out a short postdoctoral

    DR. SANTI CASSISI (INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico d'Abruzzo, Italy)

    Dr. Santi Cassisi is a world-recognized expert in stellar evolution, and main creator and maintainer of the widely used BaSTI stellar evolution library. Stellar evolution is basic for many research lines, therefore his contributions to the IAC can span over the FEEI, MWLG, and FEYG SO lines. He began his career with a Grant of the Ministry for

  • Dr Henri Boffin
    DR. HENRI BOFFIN (European Southern Observatory - ESO, Germany)

    Dr. Henri Boffin is an astronomer at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Garching, Germany. He obtained his PhD from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, in 1993. After a post-doc in Kobe, Japan, and in Cardiff, UK, he was appointed astronomer at the Royal Observatory of Belgium in 1998. As he is very keen to share science with