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Ignacio Negueruela


Departamento de Física, Ingeniería de Sistemas y Teoría de la Señal

Escuela Politécnica Superior

Universidad de Alicante 

Carretera de San Vicente s/n

E03690 San Vicente del Raspeig

Alicante, Spain 

email: ignacio.negueruela_@_ua.es










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.
pueblatalk
Giving the talk The starbursts in the Milky Way, at the conference Massive Young Star Clusters Near and Far (Puebla, Mexico; December 2013), courtesy of the organisers.
New type of black-hole binary
Press release




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






Other press releases




Westerlund 1


Supergiant Fast
X-ray Transients

sfxtsmall
A merger progenitor

MY Cam




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

Research

My research is connected with different aspects of massive star formation and evolution, with special focus on the properties of high-mass binary systems - in particular, massive X-ray binaries - and very young open clusters. In the past few years, we have been mostly interested in the characterisation of very massive clusters in the Milky Way, and the use of high-mass stars as tracers of the spiral structure of our Galaxy. I have directed several projects and supervised a number of theses within the  Stellar Astrophysics Team here at Alicante. I also 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, Sergio-Simón Díaz (IAC) and their team within our current research project. We also collaborate with
Paco Najarro (CAB), Jesús Maíz-Apellániz (now also at the CAB) and Marc Ribó (University of Barcelona). In the UK, I do a lot of work with Simon Clark, at the Open University, and our former team member Carlos González-Fernández (Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge). I also collaborate with Prof. Andrew Norton, at the Open University too, and my former supervisor Malcolm Coe and his team at Southampton. In the field of X-ray binaries, I have done a lot of work with David M. Smith, at the University of California Santa Cruz and Pablo Reig, at FORTH Crete. Other people I have worked - or still actively work - with are Christian Motch (Observatoire de Strasbourg), Sylvain Chaty, GianLuca Israel, Atsuo Okazaki, Raimundo Lopes de Oliveira, ...

I use the WWW mostly as a work accessory and therefore my pages are likely to be rather technical. The different images in this page contain links to several press releases and web pages 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



RSGC 3

The open cluster
Alicante 1

al1


Magnetar formation

magnetar

History


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



The relentless passing of time



These are portraits that I have had in my webpage before


London, 2006


grecia


Delphi, 2003


grecia


Pembrokeshire, 1995


coast


forest

The first-growth redwood forests of Northern California are a good place to re-assess your actual place in the world. Theoreticians beware!



Written and maintained by Ignacio N.
Last update on 9th June 2015
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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