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Ignacio Negueruela

Departamento de Física, Ingeniería de Sistemas y Teoría de la Señal 
Escuela Politécnica Superior 
Universidad de Alicante 
Apartado de Correos 99 
E03080 Alicante 

email: ignacio.negueruela_@_ua.es

New type of black-hole binary
Press release

We are funny creatures. We don't see stars as they are, so why do we love them? They are not small gold objects but endless fire.

Saul Bellow, Henderson the Rain King.

ESO Press release
magnetar drawing
New constraints on the formation of black holes

Other press releases

Westerlund 1

Supergiant Fast
X-ray Transients

The open cluster
Alicante 1


Hello. My name is
Ignacio. I am a lecturer at the Department of Physics and System & Communication Engineering of the University of Alicante.


My research is connected with different aspects of massive star formation and evolution, with special focus on the properties of massive binary systems - in particular, massive X-ray binaries - and very young open clusters. Apart from the people in the Stellar Astrophysics Team here at Alicante, I work together with a large number of professional astronomers from all over the world, collaborating in many different research projects.

In Spain, we work together with Artemio Herrero and his team (IAC) and Paco Najarro (now at the CAB) in our current research project. We also collaborate with Jesús Maíz-Apellániz (IAA) and Marc Ribó (University of Barcelona). In the UK, I do a lot of work with Simon Clark, at the Open University. I also collaborate with Prof. Andrew Norton, at the Open University too, and my former supervisor Malcolm Coe and his team at Southampton. Lately, I've done a lot of work with David M. Smith, at the University of California Santa Cruz. We also keep a long-running collaboration with Pablo Reig, at FORTH Crete. I I have also worked with are
Christian Motch (Observatoire de Strasbourg), Sylvain Chaty, GianLuca Israel, Atsuo Okazaki, Raimundo Lopes de Oliveira, and many others.

I use the WWW mostly as a work accessory and therefore my pages are likely to be rather technical. The pictures above offer links to several press releases describing some aspects of my research. Many years ago, I also wrote the X-ray binary page, which gives an overview for the general public of this field. Pages for the general public in Spanish can be accessed from my semi-official university pageMore technical details about my main research lines can also be found in my work links page.

Other important results



Between 2002 and 2007, I was a researcher within the "Ramón y Cajal" programme of the Ministry of Science and Technology (later Ministry of Education and Science; even later something else).

Previously, I had worked as a researcher at the Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg (Sept. 2000 to Febr. 2002). Before, I was an ESA external research fellow at the Science Data Center of the SAX satellite, in Rome (Oct. 1998 to Aug. 2000). Even earlier, I worked as a postdoctoral assistant for Prof. Mike Bode at the Astrophysics Research Institute of the Liverpool John Moores University (Jan. 1997 to Sept. 1998). I did my PhD thesis at the Astronomy Group of Southampton University.

personal information can be accessed from my unofficial CV page (which is so old that may be considered an archeological piece). The rest of my pages are work-related, giving details of my research,

Written and maintained by Ignacio N.
Last update on 16th January 2014
This is my personal home page. Any views expressed here are either my own or no-one's in particular and I do not have any reason to expect them to coincide with those of the university, department or anyone else, associated with them or not.
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