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         Name: Ignacio de la Calle Pérez

                  

         Date: 27 May 2010

 

 

 

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PRESENT PROFESIONAL POSITION    

 

 

Institution: European Space Agency (ESA)

Faculty, School or Institute: European Space Astronomy Centre (INSA-ESAC)

Department: XMM-Newton Science Operation Centre (SOC)

Address: Satellite Tracking Station, 28080 Villafranca del Castillo, Madrid

Country: Spain

 

Telephone (indicate prefix, number and extension): +34 91 8131242

Fax: +34 91 8131218

E-mail: Ignacio.de.la.calle@insa-vlabs.org

Email: icalle@sciops.esa.int

 

Field of study (UNESCO codes): 21

Professional status: XMM-Newton Support Scientist

 

                           Start date: 1 January 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENT RESEARCH AREA

Brief summary (key words)

 

 

PROGRAM: High Energy Astrophysics: astroparticle physics; Astronomy and Astrophysics.

 

SUBPROGRAM: Study of emission mechanisms in active galactic nuclei (AGN);

                          gamma-ray astronomy with ground-based instruments;

                          X-ray astronomy with space-based observatories;

                          analysis and statistical interpretation of gamma-ray and X-ray data;

                          Monte Carlo simulations of Extensive Air Showers and Cherenkov Telescopes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACADEMIC BACKGROUNG

 

 

 

       Bachelor                                                Centre                                                              Date

Physics (Astrophysics)

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

15-09-1997

 

       Ph.D.                                       Centre                Thesis Supervisor                 Date     

Ph.D. in Physics

University of Leeds

Dr. Joachim Rose

10-03-2003

 

 

 

 

 

PAST SCIENTIFIC EXPERIENCE (*)

 

 

Position

R&D Centre

Institution (**)

Start date

End date

XMM-Newton Support Scientist

European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC)

European Space Agency (ESA)

01-01-2008

Present

Torres Quevedo Fellow

European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC)

European Space Agency (ESA)

01-03-2006

31-12-2007

Postdoctoral Researcher

Physics Faculty

University of Oxford (UK)

15-09-2003

31-03-2006

Postdoctoral Researcher

Physics Faculty

University of Leeds (UK)

01-11-2002

31-07-2003

Predoctoral Fellow

Physics Faculty

University of Leeds (UK)

11-10-1999

31-10-2002

Predoctoral Fellow

Whipple Observatory, Tucson, Arizona (US)

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (US)

01-01-2000

31-03-2000

Predoctoral Fellow

Physics Faculty

Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)

01-11-1997

30-09-1999

 

(*) The information contained in this chart will be used to verify the placement requirements, according to the section eleventh.3 of the Call. (**) If the Institution is a “joint centre”,

     you should specify all the centres involved in running it.

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGES (N = NORMAL,  g = GOOD,  P = PERFECTLY)

 

 

Language

Speaking

Reading

Writing

English

P

P

P

Japanese

N

N

N

 

 

 

 

 

PARTICIPATION IN RESEARCH PROJECT

 

PROJECT TITLE: Contribución Española al Estudio de Diseño y Prototipado del Cherenkov Telescope Array: Grupo de Física de Altas Energías de la UCM

 

FINANCIAL ENTITY: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, Spain

LENGHT                  FROM: January 2010             TO: present

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Jose Luis Contreras

 

 

PROJECT TITLE: The XMM-Newton Project

 

FINANCIAL ENTITY: European Space Agency with NASA participation

LENGHT                  FROM: May 2006                  TO: present

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: The project includes several PI (X-ray telescopes and X-ray and optical instruments)

 

 

PROJECT TITLE: The VERITAS Project

 

FINANCIAL ENTITY: Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC), UK

LENGHT                  FROM: November 2002         TO: March 2006

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Prof. Michael Hillas

 

 

PROJECT TITLE: The Whipple Project

 

FINANCIAL ENTITY: Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC), UK

LENGHT                  FROM: October 1999             TO: October 2002

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Prof. Michael Hillas

 

 

PROJECT TITLE: The HEGRA Project

 

FINANCIAL ENTITY: CICYT, Spain

LENGHT                  FROM: November 1997         TO: September 1999

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Prof. Maria Victoria Fonseca González

 

 

 

 

 


PUBLICATIONS

 

Indicate volume, first and last page (year) and Key.

Key: B= full book, CB.= chapter of book, A= article, R= review, E= editor

(*) Those publications in process and not yet published, just specify publication status.

(**) Optionally specify the most important aspects of each publication to assess quality (e.g. journal impact index, journal position on lists of the corresponding fields, cites received or other repercussion indicators)

 

(***)NOTE:  Impact factors have been obtained from ISI Journal Citation Reports and the Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS).

(****)NOTE: The number of authors in the HEGRA, MAGIC, Whipple and VERITAS Collaborations ranges between 40 and 60. 

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): de la Calle, I., Longinotti, A.L. et al. (FERO Project Collaboration: 11 coauthors)

TITLE: FERO (Finding Extreme Relativistic Objects) I.: Statistics of Relativistic Fe Ka lines in Radio-Quiet Type 1 AGN

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE: Accepted for publication in Astronomy and Astrophysics          KEY: A

DATE OF PUBLICATION (*): 2010

MOST OUTSTANDING ASPECTS (**):

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): Acciari, V.A. ….., de la Calle, I. et al. (The VERITAS Collaborations)

TITLE: Multiwavelength Observations of a TeV-flare from WComae

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE: The Astrophysical Journal, 707, 612                         KEY: A

DATE OF PUBLICATION (*): 10 Dec 2009

MOST OUTSTANDING ASPECTS (**): Total Number of Citations: 4

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): Acciari, V.A. ….., de la Calle, I. et al. (The VERITAS and MAGIC Collaborations)

TITLE: Simultaneous Multiwavelength Observations of Markarian 421 During Outburst

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE: The Astrophysical Journal, 703, 169                         KEY: A

DATE OF PUBLICATION (*): 20 Sep 2009

MOST OUTSTANDING ASPECTS (**): Total Number of Citations: 1

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): Longinotti,A.L., Bianchi, S., Ballo, L., de la Calle, I. and Guainazzi, M.

TITLE: Obscuring Clouds playing hide-and-seek in the Active Nucleus H0557-385.

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE:  MNRAS, 394, 1                                                     KEY: A

DATE OF PUBLICATION (*): 1 Mar 2009

MOST OUTSTANDING ASPECTS (**):Total Number of Citations: 3

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): Wood, M., ….., de la Calle, I. et al. (The VERITAS Collaboration)

TITLE: A Search for Dark Matter Annihilation with the Whipple 10 metre Telescope

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE: The Astrophysical Journal, 678, 594                         KEY: A

DATE OF PUBLICATION (*): 10 May 2008

MOST OUTSTANDING ASPECTS (**): Total Number of Citations: 7

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): Kildea, J., ….., de la Calle, I. et al. (The VERITAS Collaboration)

TITLE: The Whipple Observatory 10 Meter Gamma-Ray Telescope, 1997-2006

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE: The Astroparticle Physics, 28,182                            KEY: A

DATE OF PUBLICATION (*): 1 October 2007

MOST OUTSTANDING ASPECTS (**): Total Number of Citations: 6

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): Horan, D., ….., de la Calle, I. et al. (The VERITAS Collaboration)

TITLE: Very High Energy Observations of Gamma-Ray Burst Locations with the Whipple Telescope

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE: The Astrophysical Journal, 655, 396-405                   KEY: A

DATE OF PUBLICATION (*): 20 January 2007

MOST OUTSTANDING ASPECTS (**): Total Number of Citations: 8

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): de la Calle, I. and Biller, S. D.

TITLE: Extending the Sensitivity of Air Cherenkov Telescopes

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE: Astroparticle Physics, 26, 69-90                               KEY: A

DATE OF PUBLICATION (*): 6 May 2006

MOST OUTSTANDING ASPECTS (**): Total Number of Citations: 6

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): Holder, J., ….., de la Calle, I. et al. (The VERITAS Collaboration)

TITLE: The first VERITAS Telescope

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE: Astroparticle Physics, 25, 391-401                            KEY: A

DATE OF PUBLICATION (*): 5 April 2006

MOST OUTSTANDING ASPECTS (**): Total Number of Citations: 18

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): Fegan, S., ….., de la Calle, I. et al. (The Whipple Collaboration) 

TITLE: A Survey of Unidentified EGRET Sources at Very High Energies

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE: The Astrophysical Journal, 624, 638-655                   KEY: A

DATE OF PUBLICATION (*): 10 May 2005

MOST OUTSTANDING ASPECTS (**): Total Number of Citations: 18

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): Daniel, M.K., ….., de la Calle, I. et al. (The Whipple Collaboration) 

TITLE: Spectrum of Very High Energy Gamma-Rays from the Blazar 1ES 1959+650 during Flaring Activity in 2002

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE: The Astrophysical Journal, 621, 181-187                   KEY: A

DATE OF PUBLICATION (*): 1 March 2005

MOST OUTSTANDING ASPECTS (**): Total Number of Citations: 15

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): Falcone, A., ….., de la Calle, I. et al. (The Whipple Collaboration)

TITLE: A Search for TeV Gamma-Ray Emission from High-Peaked Flat-Spectrum Radio Quasars Using the Whipple Air Cherenkov Telescope  

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE: The Astrophysical Journal, 613, 710-715                   KEY: A

DATE OF PUBLICATION (*): 1 October 2004

MOST OUTSTANDING ASPECTS (**): Total Number of Citations: 8

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): Hooper, D., de la Calle, I., Silk, J., Ferrer, F. and Sarkar, S.

TITLE: Have Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes Observed Dark Matter ?

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics (online journal)           KEY: A

DATE OF PUBLICATION (*): 2 September 2004

MOST OUTSTANDING ASPECTS (**): Total Number of Citations: 37

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): Le Bohec, S., ….., de la Calle, I. et al. (The Whipple Collaboration)

TITLE: Observations of M87 at 400 GeV with the Whipple 10 Meter Telescope 

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE: The Astrophysical Journal, 610, 156-160                   KEY: A

DATE OF PUBLICATION (*): 20 July 2004

MOST OUTSTANDING ASPECTS (**): Total Number of Citations: 11

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): Krennrich, F., …., de la Calle, I. et al. (The VERITAS Collaboration)

TITLE: Whipple-VERITAS a Status Report

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE: Frascati Physics Series vol. VVV, 1-9                      KEY: R

DATE OF PUBLICATION (*): July 2004

MOST OUTSTANDING ASPECTS (**):

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): Kosack, K., …., de la Calle, I. et al. (The Whipple Collaboration)

TITLE: TeV Gamma-Ray Observations of the Galactic Centre

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE: The Astrophysical Journal, 608, L97-L100                 KEY: A

DATE OF PUBLICATION (*): 20 June 2004

MOST OUTSTANDING ASPECTS (**): Total Number of Citations: 85

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): Horan, D., ….., de la Calle, I. et al. (The Whipple Collaboration)

TITLE: Constrains on the Very High Energy Emission from BL Lacertae Objects

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE: The Astrophysical Journal, 603, 51-61                       KEY: A

DATE OF PUBLICATION (*): 1 March 2004

MOST OUTSTANDING ASPECTS (**): Total Number of Citations: 20

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): de la Calle, I. et al.  (The Whipple Collaboration)

TITLE: Search for High Energy Gamma Rays from an X-ray-Selected Blazar Sample

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE: The Astrophysical Journal, 599, 909-917                   KEY: A

DATE OF PUBLICATION (*): 20 December 2003

MOST OUTSTANDING ASPECTS (**): Total Number of Citations: 12

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): Krennrich, F., ….., de la Calle, I. et al. (The VERITAS Collaboration)

TITLE: VERITAS: the Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE: New Astronomy Reviews, 48, 345-349                     KEY: R

DATE OF PUBLICATION (*): 5 December 2003

MOST OUTSTANDING ASPECTS (**): Total Number of Citations: 8

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): Holder, J., ….., de la Calle, I. et al. (The VERITAS Collaboration) 

TITLE: Detection of TeV Gamma Rays from the BL Lacertae Object 1ES 1959+650 with the Whipple 10 Meter Telescope

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE: The Astrophysical Journal, 583, L9-L12                     KEY: A

DATE OF PUBLICATION (*): 20 January 2003

MOST OUTSTANDING ASPECTS (**): Total Number of Citations: 42

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): Petry, D., ….., de la Calle, I. et al. (The Whipple Collaboration)

TITLE: The TeV Spectrum of H1426+428

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE: The Astrophysical Journal, 580, 104-109                   KEY: A

DATE OF PUBLICATION (*): 20 November 2002

MOST OUTSTANDING ASPECTS (**): Total Number of Citations: 37

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): Krennrich, F., ….., de la Calle, I. et al. (The Whipple Collaboration)

TITLE: Discovery of Spectral Variability of Markarian 421 at TeV Energies

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE: The Astrophysical Journal, 575, L9-L13                     KEY: A

DATE OF PUBLICATION (*): 10 August 2002

MOST OUTSTANDING ASPECTS (**): Total Number of Citations: 52

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): Horan, D., ….., de la Calle, I. et al. (The Whipple Collaboration)

TITLE: Detection of the BL Lacertae Object H1426+428 at TeV Gamma-Ray Energies

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE: The Astrophysical Journal, 571, 753-762                   KEY: A

DATE OF PUBLICATION (*): 1 June 2002

MOST OUTSTANDING ASPECTS (**): Total Number of Citations: 59

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): Krennrich, F., ….., de la Calle, I. et al. (The Whipple Collaboration) TITLE: Cutoff in the TeV Energy Spectrum of Markarian 421 During Strong Flares in 2001

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE: The Astrophysical Journal, 560, L45-L48                   KEY: A

DATE OF PUBLICATION (*): 10 October 2001

MOST OUTSTANDING ASPECTS (**): Total Number of Citations: 47

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): de la Calle, I., Contreras, J.L., Cortina, J. and Fonseca, V.

TITLE: A Possible use for Polarizers in Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE: Astroparticle Physics, 1, 133-149                             KEY: A

DATE OF PUBLICATION (*): 21 May 2001

MOST OUTSTANDING ASPECTS (**):

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): Aharonian, F.A., ….., de la Calle, I. (The HEGRA Collaboration)

TITLE: The Energy Spectrum of TeV Gamma-Rays from the Crab Nebula as Measured by the HEGRA system of Imaging Air Cherenkov Telescopes 

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE: The Astrophysical Journal, 539, 317-324                   KEY: A

DATE OF PUBLICATION (*): 10 August 2000

MOST OUTSTANDING ASPECTS (**): Total Number of Citations: 71

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): Sambruna, R.M., ….., de la Calle, I. (The HEGRA Collaboration)

TITLE: Correlated Intense X-Ray and TeV Activity of Markarian 501 in 1998 June

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE: The Astrophysical Journal, 538, 127-133                   KEY: A

DATE OF PUBLICATION (*): 20 July 2000

MOST OUTSTANDING ASPECTS (**): Total Number of Citations: 41

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): Aharonian, F.A., ….., de la Calle, I. et al. (The HEGRA Collaboration)

TITLE: HEGRA Search for TeV emission from BL Lacertae Objects

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE: Astronomy and Astrophysics, 353, 847-852               KEY: A

DATE OF PUBLICATION (*): 12 November 1999

MOST OUTSTANDING ASPECTS (**): Total Number of Citations: 15

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): Arqueros, F., ….., de la Calle, I. et al. (The HEGRA Collaboration)

TITLE: Energy Spectrum and Chemical Composition of Cosmic Rays between 0.3 and 10. PeV Determined from the Cherenkov-light and Charged-particle in Air Showers

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE: Astronomy and Astrophysics, 359, 682-694               KEY: A

DATE OF PUBLICATION (*): 17 August 1999

MOST OUTSTANDING ASPECTS (**): Total Number of Citations: 39

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): Aharonian, F.A., ….., de la Calle, I. et al. (The HEGRA Collaboration)

TITLE:  Observations of Mkn421 During 1997 and 1998 in the Energy Range above 500 GeV with the HEGRA Stereoscopic Cherenkov Telescope System

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE: Astronomy and Astrophysics, 350, 757-764               KEY: A

DATE OF PUBLICATION (*): 4 August 1999

MOST OUTSTANDING ASPECTS (**): Total Number of Citations: 33

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): Aharonian, F.A., ….., de la Calle, I. et al. (The HEGRA Collaboration)

TITLE: The Temporal Characteristics of the TeV gamma-emission from Mkn501 in 1997 II. Results from HEGRA CT1 and CT2

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE: Astronomy and Astrophysics, 349, 29-44                  KEY: A

DATE OF PUBLICATION (*): 28 June 1999

MOST OUTSTANDING ASPECTS (**): Total Number of Citations: 26

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): Aharonian, F.A., ….., de la Calle, I. et al. (The HEGRA Collaboration)

TITLE: The Time Averaged TeV Energy Spectrum of Mkn501 of the Extraordinary 1997 Outburst as Measured with the Stereoscopic Cherenkov Telescope System HEGRA

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE: Astronomy and Astrophysics, 349, 11-28                  KEY: A

DATE OF PUBLICATION (*): 28 June 1999

MOST OUTSTANDING ASPECTS (**): Total Number of Citations: 140

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): Aharonian, F.A., ….., de la Calle, I. et al. (The HEGRA Collaboration)

TITLE: Cosmic Ray Proton Spectrum Determined with the Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Technique

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE: Physical Review D, 59                                            KEY: R

DATE OF PUBLICATION (*): 13 January 1999

MOST OUTSTANDING ASPECTS (**): Total Number of Citations: 17

 

 

 

 


MOST OUTSTANDING PUBLICATIONS

(Select  the  five  publications that you consider to be the most outstanding ones. Include for each of them a brief summary with its most notable objectives and results)

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): de la Calle, I., Longinotti A.L, Guainazzi, M., Bianchi, S., et al.

TITLE: FERO (Finding Extreme Relativistic Objects): I. Statistics of Relativistic Fe Ka lines in Radio-Quiet Type 1 AGN 

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE:  Accepted for publication in Astronomy and Astrophysics                          KEY: A

DATE OF PUBLICATION: January 2010

MOST NOTABLE ASPECTS (max. 150 words): Accretion models predict that fluorescence lines broadened by relativistic effects should arise from reflection of X-ray emission onto the inner region of the accretion disc surrounding the central black hole of active galactic nuclei (AGN). The aim of  the FERO project is to establish the fraction of AGN with relativistic Fe Ka lines, and study possible correlations with source physical properties by using  an XMM-Newton collection of 149 radio-quiet Type 1 AGN.  From the studies of the FERO sample it is concluded hat the observed fraction of sources that show significant evidence of a relativistic Fe K_ line is 36%. The average line Equivalent Width (EW) is of the order of 100 eV, the average disc inclination angle for the system of 28±5 deg, with an average power-law index of the radial disc emissivity law of 2.4±0.4. The spin value is well constrained only in 2 cases (MCG-6-30-15 and MRK 509), and in the rest of the cases, whenever a constraint can be placed, it always implies the rejection of the static black hole solution. The line EW does not correlate with disc parameters or with system physical properties, such as black hole mass, accretion rate and hard X-ray luminosity.

 

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): de la Calle, I. and Biller, S. D.

TITLE: Extending the Sensitivity of Air Cherenkov Telescopes

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE: Astroparticle Physics, 26, 69-90                                                                KEY: A

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 6 May 2006

MOST NOTABLE ASPECTS (max. 150 words):  The Imaging Air Čerenkov technique presents an extremely powerful mean to study very energetic γ-radiation from a number of astrophysical sources in a regime which is not practically accessible to satellite-based instruments. In this paper a practical method to substantially improve the sensitivity of Atmospheric Čherenkov Telescopes using wide-field cameras with a relatively course density of photomultiplier tubes is presented. The two-telescope design considered here is predicted to be more than ˜3 times more sensitive than existing/planned arrays in the regime above 300 GeV for continuously emitting sources; up to ˜10 times more sensitive for hour-scale emission (relevant for episodic sources, such as AGN); significantly more sensitive in the regime above 10 TeV; and possessing a sky coverage which is roughly an order of magnitude larger than existing instruments. It should be possible to extend this approach for even further improvement in sensitivity and sky coverage.

 

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): Krennrich, F., ….., de la Calle, I. et al. (The Whipple Collaboration)

TITLE:  Discovery of Spectral Variability of Markarian 421 at TeV Energies

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE:  The Astrophysical Journal, 575, L9-L13                                                   KEY: A

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10 August 2002

MOST NOTABLE ASPECTS (max. 150 words): The detection of spectral variability of the γ-ray blazar Mrk 421 at TeV energies is reported. Observations with the Whipple Observatory 10 m γ-ray telescope taken in 2000/2001 revealed exceptionally strong and long-lasting flaring activity. Flaring levels of 0.4-13 times that of the Crab Nebula flux provided sufficient statistics for a detailed study of the energy spectrum between 380 GeV and 8.2 TeV as a function of the flux level. These spectra are well described by a power law with an exponential cutoff: dN/dE~Ee-E/E0 m-2 s-1 TeV-1. There is no evidence for variation in the cutoff energy with flux, and all spectra are consistent with an average value for the cutoff energy of 4.3 TeV. The spectral index varies between 1.89+/-0.04stat+/-0.05syst in a high flux state and 2.72+/-0.11stat+/-0.05syst in a low state. The correlation between spectral index and flux is tight when averaging over the total 2000/2001 data set. Spectral measurements of Mrk 421 from previous years (1995/1996 and 1999) by the Whipple collaboration are consistent with this flux-spectral index correlation, which suggests that this may be a constant or a long-term property of the source. If a similar flux-spectral index correlation were found for other γ-ray blazars, this universal property could help disentangle the intrinsic emission mechanism from external absorption effects.

 

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): Horan, D., ….., de la Calle, I. et al. (The Whipple Collaboration)

TITLE: Detection of the BL Lacertae Object H1426+428 at TeV Gamma-Ray Energies

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE: The Astrophysical Journal, 571, 753-762                                                  KEY: A

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 1 June 2002

MOST NOTABLE ASPECTS (max. 150 words): A TeV γ-ray signal was detected from H1426+428, an X-ray-selected BL Lacertae object with redshift 0.129. X-ray observations during 1999 with the BeppoSAX instrument, revealed that the peak of its synchrotron spectrum occurs at greater than 100keV, leading to the prediction of observable TeV emission from this object. The detection of H1426+428 at TeV energies supported the idea that BL Lacertae objects with extremely high synchrotron peak frequencies produce γ-rays in the TeV range. That the source was predicted to be a TeV γ-ray source based on its X-ray spectrum, was important in that it signified the maturity of the observational techniques and the theoretical understanding of BL Lac objects, since these predictions were based on Compton-synchrotron models of BL Lac jets. Also, H1426+428 was at the time the most distant TeV BL Lac object detected, which had strong implications on limits to the density of the intergalactic background .

 

 

AUTHORS (in order of authorship): Krennrich, F., ….., de la Calle, I. et al. (The Whipple Collaboration)

TITLE: Cutoff in the Energy Spectrum of Markarian 421 During Strong Flares in 2001

 

JOURNAL/BOOK TITLE: The Astrophysical Journal, 560, L45-L48                                                  KEY: A

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10 October 2001

MOST NOTABLE ASPECTS (max. 150 words):  Exceptionally strong and long-lasting flaring activity of the blazar Mrk 421 occurred between 2001 January and March. Based on the excellent signal-to-noise ratio of the data, it was possible to derive the energy spectrum between 260GeV and 17TeV with unprecedented statistical precision. The spectrum is not well described by a simple power law even with a curvature term. Instead, it was found that the data could be described by a power law with exponential cutoff: dN/dE~E-2.14+/-0.03state- E/E0 m-2 s-1 TeV-1 with E0=4.3+/-0.3stat TeV. Mrk 421 was the second γ-ray blazar to unambiguously exhibit an absorption-like feature in its spectrum at 3-6TeV energies. The cut-off could have several origins, e.g., the termination of the particle energy distribution in the primary beam, the sharp fall in the Klein-Nishina scattering cross section, absorption near the γ-ray source, or by the IR background. The origin of this cut-off is still under debate today.

 

 

 

 

 

 


PARTICIPATION IN RESEARCH CONTRACTS OF SPECIAL RELEVANCE WITH COMPANIES AND/OR PRIVATE OR PUBLIC FUNDING BODIES

 

CONTRACT TITLE: ‘Migration of the Monte Carlo production for the MAGIC and CTA telescope to the GRID infrastructure‘

 

FINANCIAL ENTITIES: Ingeniería y Servicios Aeroespaciales S.A.

 

lengHT      FROM: 1 December 2007                                               TO: present

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Ignacio de la Calle and Jose Luis Contreras

 

 

CONTRACT TITLE: ‘Estudio de viabilidad técnica previo a desarrollo tecnológico: uso de sistemas GRID en el procesamiento de datos de satélites científicos’

 

FINANCIAL ENTITIES: Ingeniería y Servicios Aeroespaciales S.A. through the Programa Torres Quevedo of the Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia Español

 

lengHT      FROM: 1 May 2006                                                       TO: 30 Abril 2009

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Nora Loiseau

 

 

 

 

 


TECHNOLOGY TRANSFERENCE ACTIVITIES

 

Specify activity performed, time dedication and participation mode, territorial scope, validity and budget; and any other relevant contribution regarding: Results of technology transference activities, introduction of product improvements on the market or processes in progress. Participation in generation of spin-off companies based on technological innovations, development of competences / technological skills; start-up of new techniques or procedures, large installation or complex equipment maintenance, execution of technological services: homologation, calibration, analysis or others.

 

 

1)       Collaboration during a three year period (1999-2002) with the UK based company Honeywell (http://www.honeywell.com/sites/uk/). The collaboration aim at improving the performance of Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL), which at the time was emerging as the light source of choice for modern high speed, short wavelength communication systems. I installed, serviced, monitored and characterized the 120 optical fiber links that were installed in1999 in the Whipple 10m gamma-ray telescope, at Mt. Hopkins, (Tucson, AZ), to serve as a test-bench for future telescopes. Each link consisted of a transmitter, optical fiber cable and receiver. The transmitter installed in the camera converted electrical pulses into optical pulses using VCSELs technology. The pulses were transmitted over several tenths of meters of optical fiber, where at the receiver, the signal was converted back to an electrical pulse and was fed to the data acquisition electronics of the telescope (Bond, I.H., Bradbury, S.M., de la Calle, I. et al. 2001). The MAGIC telescope, currently in operation at El Roque de Los Muchachos (La Palma, Spain), uses such technology for signal transmission.

 

2)       Collaboration during a three year period (2006-2009), with computer engineers from the Spanish based company INSA (Ingenieria y Servicios Aeroespaciales S.A.), to study the application of GRID technology to be used for the massive analysis of data from scientific satellites (see eg. Ibarra, A., de la Calle, I. et al. 2006).

 

 

 

 

 

 

STAYS IN INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED CENTRES

KEY:   D=Ph.D student, P=postdoctoral. G= guest, S=staff, O=others (specify)

 

CENTRE: Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos

PLACE: La Palma                COUNTRY: Spain      YEAR: 1997-1999       LENGHT: 4-5 months

TOPIC: Carry out observations of high energy gamma-ray sources using the HEGRA CT1 and HEGRA System of gamma-ray Cerenkov Telescopes. The observation periods were of 3 weeks each and several of these periods were done over a period of 2 years.

KEY: D

 

 

CENTRE: Department of Physics, University of Leeds

PLACE: Leeds                     COUNTRY: UK          YEAR: 1999               LENGHT: 36 months

TOPIC: High energy ground-based gamma-ray astronomy. Emission, propagation and detection of high energy gamma rays using Cherenkov telescopes. Search for very high energy gamma rays from an X-ray selected Blazar sample. Analysis and statistical interpretation of data.

KEY: D

 

 

CENTRE: The Whipple Observatory, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

PLACE: Tucson (AZ)            COUNTRY: US          YEAR: 2000               LENGHT: 3 months

TOPIC: Study of the analogue transmission of Cherenkov pulses using optical fiber links. Installation, monitoring and servicing of the optical fiber links used on the Whipple 10 meter gamma-ray telescope.

KEY: D

 

 

CENTRE: Department of Physics, University of Leeds

PLACE: Leeds                     COUNTRY: UK          YEAR: 2002               LENGHT: 9 months

TOPIC: High energy ground-based gamma-ray astronomy. Emission, propagation and detection of high energy gamma rays using Cherenkov telescopes. Spectral analysis of high energy gamma-ray data.

KEY: P

 

 

CENTRE: Department of Physics, University of Oxford

PLACE: Oxford                    COUNTRY: UK          YEAR: 2003               LENGHT: 36 months

TOPIC: Monte Carlo simulations of extensive air showers and its detection by Cherenkov telescopes. Performance study of a wide-angle camera for a Cherenkov telescope.

KEY: P

 

 

CENTRE: Los Alamos National Laboratory

PLACE: Los Alamos (NM)    COUNTRY: US          YEAR: 2004               LENGHT: 1 week

TOPIC: Feasibility assessment of 2 old HEGRA Cherenkov telescopes to be used as a test-bench for a wide-angle camera.

KEY: G

 

 

CENTRE: Whipple Observatory, Mt. Hopkins

PLACE: Tucson (AZ)            COUNTRY: USA       YEAR: 1999-2006       LENGHT: 12 months

TOPIC: Carry out observations of high energy gamma-ray sources using the Whipple 10m gamma-ray Cerenkov Telescope. The observation periods were of 3 weeks each and several of these periods were done over a period of 7 years

KEY: D & P

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS IN CONGRESSES

 

AUTHORS:  de la Calle, I., Longinotti, A. L., Bianchi, S., Guainazzi, M., Dovciak, M. and Miniutti G.

TITLE: FERO (Finding Extreme Relativistic Objects): Relativistic Fe Ka lines in Type 1 AGN

TYPE OF PRESENTATION: Oral

CONGRESS: Probing Strong Gravity Near Black Holes

PUBLICATION: Online proceedings, http://astro.cas.cz/bh2010/presentations

 

MEETING PLACE: Prague, Czech Republic

YEAR: 2010

 

 

AUTHORS:  de la Calle, I., Longinotti, A. L., Bianchi, S., Guainazzi, M., Dovciak, M. and Miniutti G.

TITLE: FERO (Finding Extreme Relativistic Objects): Statistics of Relativistic Broad Fe Ka  Lines in AGN.

TYPE OF PRESENTATION: Poster

CONGRESS: The Energetic Cosmos: from Suzaku to Astro-H (3rd Suzaku Conference)

PUBLICATION: pending

 

MEETING PLACE: Hokkaido, Japan

YEAR: 2009

 

 

AUTHORS: Firpo R.,… and de la Calle, I.

TITLE: Migration of the MAGIC Datacenter and Monte Carlo Simulations to a Grid Infrastructure 

TYPE OF PRESENTATION: Oral

CONGRESS:4th EGEE User Forum

PUBLICATION: Online proceedings, http://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=40435

 

MEETING PLACE: Sicily, Italy

YEAR: 2009

 

 

AUTHORS: Vazquez A.,… and de la Calle, I.

TITLE: Migration of Monte Carlo Simulations of High Energy Atmospheric Showers to GRID Infrastructure

TYPE OF PRESENTATION: Poster

CONGRESS: XVII Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP)

PUBLICATION: pending

 

MEETING PLACE: Prague, Chezk Republic

YEAR: 2009

 

 

AUTHORS: Fonseca Bonilla N.,… and de la Calle, I.

TITLE: UV-X Rays Spectral Energy Distributions of AGN using XMM-Newton Data

TYPE OF PRESENTATION: Poster

CONGRESS: The Astronomical and Virtual Observatory.

PUBLICATION: pending

 

MEETING PLACE: ESAC, Madrid, Spain

YEAR: 2008

 

 

AUTHORS: Ibarra, A., de la Calle, I., Gabriel, C., Salgado, J. and Osuna, P.

TITLE: XMM-Newton Science Analysis Software: How to bring new technologies to a long-life standing satellite mission.

TYPE OF PRESENTATION: Poster

CONGRESS: Astronomical Data Analysis Software & Systems XVIII (ADASS)

PUBLICATION: pending

 

MEETING PLACE: Montreal, Canada

YEAR: 2008

 

 

AUTHORS: de la Calle, I., Loiseau, N. and Smith, M.J.S.

TITLE: A Catalogue of XMM-Newton BL Lacs

TYPE OF PRESENTATION: Poster

CONGRESS: 4th Heidelberg International Symposium on High Energy Gamma-ray Astronomy

PUBLICATION: AIP Conference Proceedings Volume 1085, Ed. Aharonian, F., Hofmann, W. and Rieger F.M.. 

 

MEETING PLACE: Heidelberg, Germany

YEAR: 2008

 

 

AUTHORS: Gall, D., Cui, W., Horan, D., Smith, A, Toner, J., for the VERITAS Collaboration, Contreras, J.L.., Vallejo, I.O. for the MAGIC Collaboration, de la Calle, I., Ibarra, A. and Rodriguez, P.

TITLE: Simultaneous Multiwavelength Observations of Mrk421 During the 2006 Outburst.

TYPE OF PRESENTATION: Poster

CONGRESS: American Astronomical Society (AAS)

PUBLICATION: AAS Conference Series vol. 211, p 416.

 

MEETING PLACE: Austin, Texas, USA

YEAR: 2008

 

 

AUTHORS: Gabriel, C., Ibarra, A., de la Calle, I., Salgado, J., Osuna, P. and Tapiador, D.

TITLE: RISA: Remote Interface for Science Analysis

TYPE OF PRESENTATION: Oral

CONGRESS: Astronomical Data Analysis Software & Systems XVII (ADASS)

PUBLICATION: ASP Conference Series vol. 394, p183. Ed. Robert W. Argyle, Peter S. Bunclark and James R. Lewis

 

MEETING PLACE: London, UK

YEAR: 2007

 

 

AUTHORS: Arviset, C., Barbarasi, I., de la Calle, I. et al.

TITLE: ESA Science Archives, VO tools and Remote Scientific Data Reduction in GRID Architecture.

TYPE OF PRESENTATION: Poster

CONGRESS: Astronomical Data Analysis Software & Systems XVII (ADASS)

PUBLICATION: ASP Conference Series vol. 394, p227. Ed. Robert W. Argyle, Peter S. Bunclark and James R. Lewis

 

MEETING PLACE: London, UK

YEAR: 2007

 

 

AUTHORS: Longinotti, A.L., de la Calle, I., Bianchi, S., Guainazzi, M. and Dovciak, M.

TITLE: FERO (Finding Extreme Relativistic Objects): Statistics of Relativistic Broad Fe Ka  Lines in AGN.

TYPE OF PRESENTATION: Poster

CONGRESS: XMM-Newton: The Next Decade

PUBLICATION: Online proceedings (http://xww.esac.esa.int/external/xmm_science/workshops/2007_sciencel)

 

MEETING PLACE: Villafranca, Madrid, Spain

YEAR: 2007

 

 

AUTHORS: de la Calle, I., Longinotti, A.L., Bianchi, S., Guainazzi, M. and Dovciak, M.

TITLE: FERO (Finding Extreme Relativistic Objects): Statistics of Relativistic Broad Fe Ka  Lines in AGN.

TYPE OF PRESENTATION: Oral

CONGRESS: XMM-Newton: The Next Decade

PUBLICATION: Online proceedings (http://xww.esac.esa.int/external/xmm_science/workshops/2007_sciencel)

 

MEETING PLACE: Villafranca, Madrid, Spain

YEAR: 2007

 

 

AUTHORS: de la Calle, I. and Loiseau, N.

TITLE: A Catalogue of XMM-Newton BL Lacs

TYPE OF PRESENTATION: Poster

CONGRESS: XMM-Newton: The Next Decade

PUBLICATION: Online proceedings (http://xww.esac.esa.int/external/xmm_science/workshops/2007_sciencel)

 

MEETING PLACE: Villafranca, Madrid, Spain

YEAR: 2007

 

 

AUTHORS: Longinotti, A.L., de la Calle, I., Bianchi, S., Guainazzi, M. and Dovciak, M.

TITLE: FERO (Finding Extreme Relativistic Objects): Statistics of Relativistic Broad Fe Ka  Lines in AGN.

TYPE OF PRESENTATION: Poster

CONGRESS: Simbol-X: The Hard X-ray Universe in Focus

PUBLICATION: No Proceddings

 

MEETING PLACE: Bologna,  Italy

YEAR: 2007

 

 

AUTHORS: Longinotti, A.L., de la Calle, I., Bianchi, S., Guainazzi, M. and Dovciak, M.

TITLE: FERO (Finding Extreme Relativistic Objects): Statistics of Relativistic Broad Fe Ka  Lines in AGN.

TYPE OF PRESENTATION: Poster

CONGRESS: The Nuclear Region, Host Galaxy and Environment of AGN Workshop

PUBLICATION: RevMexAA (Revista Mexicana de Astronomía y Astrofísica) edited by E. Benitez, I. Cruz-Gonzalez & Y. Krongold.

 

MEETING PLACE: Huatulco, Mexico

YEAR: 2007

 

 

AUTHORS: Ibarra, A., de la Calle, I., Salgado, J., Gabriel, C. and Osuna, P.

TITLE: Adaptation of XMM-Newton SAS to Grid and VO Architecture via Web Service Technology  

TYPE OF PRESENTATION: Poster

CONGRESS: Astronomical Spectroscopy and VO Workshop 

PUBLICATION: pending

 

MEETING PLACE: Villafranca, Madrid, Spain

YEAR: 2007

 

 

AUTHORS: de la Calle, I. and Loiseau, N.

TITLE: A Catalogue of XMM-Newton BL Lacs

TYPE OF PRESENTATION: Poster

CONGRESS: The Extreme Universe in the Suzaku Era

PUBLICATION: No proceedings

 

MEETING PLACE: Kyoto, Japan

YEAR: 2006

 

 

AUTHORS: de la Calle, I. and Biller, S.D.

TITLE: Extending the Sensitivity of Air Cerenkov Telescopes

TYPE OF PRESENTATION: Oral

CONGRESS: Cosmology, Galaxy Formation and Astroparticle Physics on the Pathway to the SKA

PUBLICATION: pending

 

MEETING PLACE: Oxford, UK

YEAR: 2006

 

 

AUTHORS: Ibarra, A., de la Calle, I., Tapiador, D., Loiseau, N., Gabriel, C., Salgado, J. and Osuna, P.

TITLE: Remote Interface to Science Analysis Tools for Grid Architecture: The XMM-Newton SAS Case

TYPE OF PRESENTATION: Poster

CONGRESS: Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XVI (ADASS)

PUBLICATION: ASP Conference Series vol. 376, p85. Ed. Richard A. Shaw, Frank Hill, and David J. Bell

 

MEETING PLACE: Tucson, Arizona, US

YEAR: 2006

 

 

AUTHORS: de la Calle, I. and Biller, S.D.

TITLE: Extending the High-Energy Sensitivity of Air Cerenkov Telescopes

TYPE OF PRESENTATION: Oral

CONGRESS: Towards a Network of Atmospheric Cherenkov Detectors VII

PUBLICATION: Conference Proceedings, Ed. B. Degrange and G. Fontaine 

MEETING PLACE: Palaiseau, France

YEAR: 2005

 

 

AUTHORS: Horan, D. and de la Calle, I.

TITLE: Blazar Observations with VERITAS

TYPE OF PRESENTATION: Poster

CONGRESS: Blazar Variability Workshop II: Entering the GLAST Era

PUBLICATION: ASP Conference Series Vol. 350, Ed. Miller, H.R., Marshall, K., Webb, J.R. and Aller, M.F.

 

MEETING PLACE: Miami, Florida, US

YEAR: 2005

 

 

AUTHORS: de la Calle, I. and Biller, S.D.

TITLE: Performance Study of a Wide-Angle Camera for Atmospheric Cerenkov Telescopes

TYPE OF PRESENTATION: Poster

CONGRESS: 2nd International Symposium on High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy

PUBLICATION: AIP Conference Proceedings Volume 745, Ed. Aharonian, F., Völk, H.J and Horns, D. 

 

MEETING PLACE: Heidelberg, Germany

YEAR: 2004

 

 

AUTHORS: de la Calle, I. et al. (The Whipple Collaboration)

TITLE: Search for Very High Energy Gamma Rays from an X-ray Selected Blazar Sample

TYPE OF PRESENTATION: Poster

CONGRESS: The 28th International Cosmic Ray Conference

PUBLICATION: Proceedings of the 28th International Cosmic Ray Conference

 

MEETING PLACE: Tsukaba, Japan

YEAR: 2003

 

 

AUTHORS: de la Calle, I., Bradbury, S.M. et al. (The VERITAS Collaboration)

TITLE: Search for TeV Gamma Ray Emission from 4C39.12 with the Whipple 10 metre Cerenkov Telescope

TYPE OF PRESENTATION: Poster

CONGRESS: The 27th International Cosmic Ray Conference

PUBLICATION: Proceedings of the 27th International Cosmic Ray Conference

 

MEETING PLACE: Hamburg, Germany

YEAR: 2001

 

AUTHORS: Bond, I.H., Bradbury, S.M., de la Calle, I., Ogden, P.A., Rose, H.J. and Weekes, T.C.

TITLE: Design and Performance of Analog Fiber Optic Links used on the Whipple 10 metre Air Cerenkov Telescope

TYPE OF PRESENTATION: Poster

CONGRESS: The 27th International Cosmic Ray Conference

PUBLICATION: Proceedings of the 27th International Cosmic Ray Conference

 

MEETING PLACE: Hamburg, Germany

YEAR: 2001

 

 

AUTHORS: de la Calle, I., Contreras, J.L. and Fonseca, V.

TITLE: A Study of the Effect of Polarizing Filters in Imaging Cherenkov Telescopes

TYPE OF PRESENTATION: Poster

CONGRESS: The TeV Workshop

PUBLICATION: AIP Conference Proceedings Volume 515, Ed. Dingus, B.L., Salamon, M.H. and Kieda, D. B.

 

MEETING PLACE: Utah, US

YEAR: 1999

 

 

AUTHORS: Contreras, J.L, de la Calle, I. and Cortina, J.

TITLE: A Study of the Polarization of the Cherenkov Radiation in Extensive Air Showers of Energy Around 1 TeV

TYPE OF PRESENTATION: Poster

CONGRESS: The 16th European Cosmic Ray Symposium

PUBLICATION: Proceedings of the 16th European Cosmic Ray Symposium, Ed. J.Medina

 

MEETING PLACE: Alcala de Henares, Spain

YEAR: 1998

 

 

 

 


THESIS SUPERVISED

TITLE: Aplicación de la tecnología GRID al análisis de datos y simulación de Monte Carlo en Astrofísica de Altas Energías

 

Ph. D. STUDENT: Silvia Pardo Martinez

UNIVERSITY: Universidad Complutense de Madrid       FACULTY/SCHOOL: Departamento de Física Atómica, Molecular y Nuclear de la Facultad de Físicas

YEAR: 2009-Present                 MARK:      

 

 

 

 

 

EXPERIENCE WITH LARGE EQUIPMENT

CODE : R= responsible, FU = frequent user, OU = occasional user

 

 

 

Ample experience working in international collaborations operating high energy astronomical observatories

 

 

EQUIPMENT: VERITAS Experiment (Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory, Mt. Hopkins, AZ, US)                                               

DATE: 2003-2006                  CODE: OU

 

 

EQUIPMENT: Whipple Experiment (Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory, Mt. Hopkins, AZ, US)                                    

DATE: 1999-2006                 CODE: R, FU

 

 

EQUIPMENT: HEGRA Experiment (ORM, Instituto Astrofísico de Canarias, Spain)                                              DATE: 1996-1999                 CODE: FU

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPERIENCE ORGANIZING R&D ACTIVITIES

Organization of conferences, seminars, workshops, …, scientific-technological

 

TITLE: XMM-Newton Scientific Analysis System Workshop

 

ACTIVITY: Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee of the yearly Scientific Analysis System (SAS) Workshop that tales place at the European Space Astronomy Centre for the analysis of scientific data from ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray Satellite. (2008-present)

 

http://xmm.esac.esa.int/external/xmm_data_analysis/sas_workshops/index.shtml

 

AREA: Scientific Workshop

 

DATE: 2008-present

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPERIENCE IN MANAGEMENT OF R&D ACTIVITIES

Management of programs, plans and activities of R&D

 

TITLE: Study of the background components of the XMM-Newton X-ray Satellite

 

ACTIVITY: The XMM-Newton observatory provides unrivalled capabilities for detecting low surface brightness emission features from extended and diffuse galactic and extragalactic sources, by virtue of the large field of view of the X-ray telescopes and the high throughput yielded by the heavily nested telescope mirrors. In order to exploit the excellent EPIC data from extended objects, the EPIC background, now known to be higher than estimated pre-launch, needs to be understood thoroughly.

 

In 2005 the XMM-Newton EPIC Background working group was founded as a steering and supervising committee to provide the user with clear information on the EPIC Background and (SAS)-Tools to treat the EPIC Background correctly for various scenarios.

 

Within the Background Working group, I act as contact point and coordinator of activities of the group within the XMM-Newton Science Operation Center (Villanueva de la Cañada, Madrid).

 

More information can be found at:

http://xmm2.esac.esa.int/external/xmm_sw_cal/background/index.shtml

 

DATE: January 2007 - present

 

 

TITLE: Participation of the Spanish Company INSA in the High Energy gamma-ray Experiments MAGIC and CTA

 

ACTIVITY: At the beginning of 2007, INSA established a funded R&D program focused on GRID technology. As a result, a MoU was signed between the MAGIC Collaboration and INSA to collaborate in aspects related to the use of GRID technology in data analysis and Monte Carlo simulations of high energy gamma-ray data. Recently this collaboration has been extended to the Cherenkov Telescope Array experiment (CTA), with the result of INSA being included as an EPO in the project with title ‘Contribución Española al Estudio de Diseño y Prototipado del Cherenkov Telescope Array: Grupo de Física de Altas Energías de la UCM’’ of the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (FPA2009-14226-C05-05), starting in January 2010. INSA also participates as an EPO in the extension of the project call which has recently been submitted (February 2010). As a result of this collaboration, INSA has fully financed and finances several fellowships for students, including a PhD thesis (which I am co-supervising), to work on the CTA project.

 

Within this frame, I am in charge of the INSA R&D subproject that deals with the collaboration of INSA in the MAGIC project, and more recently, in the participation of INSA as an EPO in the CTA project.

 

DATE: May 2006 - present

 

 

TITLE: Participation of the Spanish Company INSA in the ASTROCAM astrophysics network of the Comunidad de Madrid.

 

ACTIVITY: As part of its R&D activities, INSA participates of the ASTROCAM network, offering students of universities that participate within this network the possibility to do projects to count towards their masters.

 

Within this frame, I am the contact point between the ASTROCAM network and INSA, and in charge of supervising student projects.

 

DATE: July 2009 - present

 

 

 

 

 

REFEREE RESEARCHERS

(Up to 3 researchers’ names may be given by applicant to give references.

Compliance of this section is not compulsory for the applicant)

 

SURNAMES, NAME: Biller, Steve D.

 

PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH APPLICANT: Research Director

(Professor-tutor, Research director, Employee-boss, Collaborator, Others)

 

LENGTH OF RELATIONSHIP (give dates): September 2003 – March 2006

 

BODY TO WHICH YOU BELONG TODAY: European Space Astronomy Centre (INSA-ESAC), European Space Agency, Villafranca del Castillo, Spain

 

POST: Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Keble Rd ., Denys Wilkinson Building, Oxford, OX1 3RH, UK

 

TELEPHONE: +44 (0)1865 273386                    E-MAIL: Steven.Biller@physics.ox.ac.uk

 

SURNAMES, NAME: Rose, H. Joachim

 

PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH APPLICANT: Research Director

(Professor-tutor, Research director, Employee-boss, Collaborator, Others)

 

LENGTH OF RELATIONSHIP (give dates): October 1999 – July 2003

 

BODY TO WHICH YOU BELONG TODAY: European Space Astronomy Centre (INSA-ESAC), European Space Agency, Villafranca del Castillo, Spain

 

POST: School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds, E.C. Stoner Building, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK

 

TELEPHONE: +44 (0)113 3433889                    E-MAIL: h.j.rose@leeds.ac.uk

 

SURNAMES, NAME: Contreras, Jose Luis

 

PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH APPLICANT: Research Director

(Professor-tutor, Research director, Employee-boss, Collaborator, Others)

 

LENGTH OF RELATIONSHIP (give dates): November 1997 – September 1999

 

BODY TO WHICH YOU BELONG TODAY: European Space Astronomy Centre (INSA-ESAC), European Space Agency, Villafranca del Castillo, Spain

 

POST: Dpto. Física Atómica, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Avd. Complutense de Madrid, E-28040 Madrid (Spain)

 

TELEPHONE: +34 91 3944551             E-MAIL: contrera@gae.ucm.es

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

(in one DIN A4 page only)

 

 

1-TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

1) Co-supervisor, together with Dr. Jose Luis Contreras of a Thesis registered in the Departamento de Física Atómica, Nuclear y Molecular de la Facultad de Físicas de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Sep 2009 – present). The spanish company INSA (Ingenieria y Servicios Aeroespaciales S.A.) is fully financing the project.

 

2) Supervision of a student from the Astrophysics Master of the Universidad Complutense de     Madrid during a period of 4 months (Sep-Dec 2009) under the frame of the participation of the Spanish company INSA in the ASTROCAM astrophysics network of the Comunidad de MadridThe spanish company INSA (Ingenieria y Servicios Aeroespaciales S.A.) fully financed the project to work on outreach activities of the spanish contribution to the international project Chrenkov Telescope Array (CTA) (http://www.observatorio-cta.es/).

           

3) Supervision of a project student during a period of 1 year (Dec 2007- Dec 2008) together with Dr. Jose Luis Contreras, from the Departamento de Física Atómica, Nuclear y Molecular de la Facultad de Físicas de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. The title of the project is ‘Migration of the Monte Carlo production for the MAGIC and CTA telescope to the GRID infrastructure‘. The spanish company INSA (Ingenieria y Servicios Aeroespaciales S.A.)

fully financed the project (see conference proceedings by Vazquez et al. 2009 and Firpo et al. 2009)

 

4) Co-supervision of project students as part of ESA’s Trainee Project at ESAC (http://trainees.esac.esa.int/trainees.html)

 

5) Supervision of 4 physics master projects:

 

- Chemical Composition of Cosmic-Ray Showers; Renato Pallasini, Leeds (UK), May 2000.

 

- Impact of the Pixel Size on a Wide Angle Camera for Gamma/Hadron Rejection; Pritchard, Oxford (UK), April 2004.

 

- Simulation Studies of the Whipple Telescope Camera and a Proposed Wide Field of View Camera for the VERITAS Array; Alisdair Artymiuk, Leeds (UK), April 2005.

 

Feasibility Study on the Ability of a Wide Field of View Camera to be used on an Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescope Array to Study the Mass Composition of Comic Rays; James Atkinson, Oxford (UK), April 2006.

 

6) During a period of three years I was in charge of several laboratory projects that were part of the physics program of the physics department at Leeds University in the UK.

 

2- POSITIVE EVALUATION from ANECA for the figure of, Profesor Ayudante Doctor.

 

3- SPECIAL EVENT: Invited talk for an event of the Semana de la Ciencia de la Comunidad de Madrid: I Jornada Científico Técnica INSA, 14 November 2007, Robledo de Chavela.