"The Space Missions of the European Space Agency: Exploration of the Universe"
SPEAKER: Dr. Pedro García Lario
This June we continue with the telematics gathering modality, and to welcome the enjoyment of outdoor spaces, the Fulbright Association has invited Professor Pedro García Lario, an illustrious astrophysicist and expert in space exploration.
Our talk will be virtual, through the ZOOM platform. To attend you must pre-register beforehand in the form that appears when you open this link (by clicking on the link or copying it into the browser):
You will receive a Zoom notification with the final personal link that you must use to enter the session from 19.50:2 p.m. on June XNUMX. You must have downloaded the free application from www.zoom.us
Dr. Pedro Garcia Lario
Pedro García Lario graduated in Physical Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid in 1982, specializing in Astrophysics. He did his doctoral thesis with a 'Study of the formation of planetary nebulae using data from the IRAS satellite' at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, where he worked from 1987 to 1991.
Doctorate from the University of La Laguna in 1992, Pedro García Lario has since worked in the field of Space Astronomy in various astronomical missions of the European Space Agency (ESA); the International Ultraviolet Explorer IUE (1993-1996), the Infrared Space Observatory ISO (1997-2003), the Japanese mission AKARI (2003-2006), and the Herschel space observatory from 2006 to 2019, directing the Center for Scientific Operations (Herschel Science Centre) of this mission at the European Space Astronomy Center (ESAC) of the European Space Agency (ESA), in Villafranca del Castillo, Madrid.
He currently works as a member of the Scientific Operations Center of the Gaia mission, and as responsible for the design of the scientific operations of the SPICA mission, still in the study phase, a mission in collaboration with JAXA, the Japanese space agency.
Regular guest at numerous national and international scientific congresses, and member of the International Astronomical Union, his area of scientific specialization is the chemical evolution of solar-type stars in the last phases of their life, the formation of planetary nebulae and astrobiology, using fundamentally data obtained in infrared light, having published more than 80 articles in specialized international peer-reviewed journals, including the prestigious Nature y Science.
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