Severo Ochoa Programme

SO visitors

Enhancing existing networks of international research collaborations between the IAC staff and renowned researchers of other leading research institutions is one of the main goals of the Severo Ochoa mobility program. We are offering a SO Senior Visitor Programme at IAC for group leaders and senior staff from centers of major international relevance to visit the IAC from 1 to 12 months. Here you can find a list of researchers who joined this programme or who will join to it soon.

  • Yakiv Pavlenko
    PROF. YAKIV PAVLENKO (Main Astronomical Observatory - National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine)

    Prof. Pavlenko has developed his career as a researcher at the Main Astronomical Observatory (MAO) of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Currently he is the Chief Research Fellow of the MAO and has the official status of the Visiting Research Fellow in the University of Hertfordshire (United Kingdom). His main scientific interests are

  • Juan Cortina Blanco

    Dr. Cortina graduated and earned a PhD in Physics at the Complutense University of Madrid. His thesis focused on the study of cosmic rays with the HEGRA detectors. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institut für Physik in Munich (1998-2002), and as a staff researcher at the Institut de Física d'Altes Energies in Barcelona (2002

  • Giuliana Fiorentino
    DR. GIULIANA FIORENTINO (INAF- Osservatorio astronomico di Roma, Italy)

    Since 2014, she has been a researcher at the INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Rome. He got her PhD in 2006 at the University of "Roma Tor Vergata". From 2008 to 2010, she was Post Doc at the University of Groningen (Kapteyn Institute) and at the INAF- Osservatorio di Astrofisica e Scienza dallo Spazio di Bologna from 2011 to 2019. Her main

  • Francesca Panessa
    DR. FRANCESCA PANESSA (Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali - IAPS, INAF, Italy)

    Dr. Francesca Panessa graduated in 2000 in astronomy at the University of Bologna, "Laurea" Degree Summa cum Laude in Astronomy, where she later earned her PhD in Astronomy in 2004. She worked for a year at the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge (UK) within the X-ray Astronomy group. In 2004, she was a visiting scientist at the Harvard Center for

    DR EUGENE VASILIEV (University of Cambridge)

    He graduated in physics at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and, in 2007, completed his doctoral thesis, "Dynamics of dark matter in galactic centres", at the Lebedev Physical Institute (LPI - Moscow, Russia) where he has been a researcher until 2015. He has also worked at the Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille (2010), at

  • Peter Habison
    DR PETER HABISON (stem&mint – Space and Science Communications)

    Peter Habison studied technical physics, astronomy and history of science in Vienna, Innsbruck, Brussels and at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias in Tenerife. Here he specialized in the field of nuclear astrophysics where he studied variations in the reaction rates of the triple alpha process in AGB stars. These star where also the target of