Welcome

I am a postdoctoral research fellow at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC). I am mainly interested in galaxy evolution and in particular the first phases of galaxy formation and the intergalactic medium. I use deep 2D images and 3D data-cubes of MUSE, Hyper Suprime-Cam and Hubble Space Telescope. For example see ESO's 1738 and 1832 press releases.

With the introduction of the telescope, astronomers have not been using their naked eyes for their professional research any more. Since the introduction of digital detectors and the high processing power of modern computers, today we actually "see" (detect/measure) the heavenly bodies (!) through software, not directly through telescopes any more. Therefore, research in the evolution of galaxies inevitably entails deep involvement in the software that practically define your results. In particular as part of my PhD research in Japan, I developed a new method to detect very diffuse and low surface brightness signal that might have any shape. It is released as part of the GNU Astronomy Utilities or Gnuastro.

My research follows an exactly reproducible methodology, through reproducible papers. See the principles behind it and/or slides for an introduction. A template for easy adoption into any research project is also available (see the template's output).