- Full name
- Jaime Zamorano
- About me
Physicist (master in Astrophysics) born in Algeciras obtained his Ph.D. in Astrophysics in 1985 by Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM). He has been linked to UCM since then and he is staff Professor since 1988. He was Vicedean of the Physics building during 8 years. He belongs to the Editor Board of the Bulletin of Sociedad Española de Astronomía (SEA) and he is founding member of Agrupación Astronómica de Madrid (AAM).
Jaime Zamorano has been the driving force of the UCM Survey, observing the fields and taking the original plates at the end of the eighties and leading their analysis and follow up observations of the galaxies during the next years. This huge work yield seven Ph.D. thesis supervised by him.
He focuss his astrophysics interest on Galaxies (Formation and Evolution) and he is an expert in Astronomical Instrumentation. He carried out dozens of observational campaings with telescopes all over the world. Undergraduate students have developed astronomical instrumentation for the UCM Astronomical Observatory under his supervision.
He is responsible of the Meteor and Fireball station at Observatorio UCM.
Its main research activities now are related with the astronomical quality of the night sky. He leads a group working on this topic at UCM and he is the coordinator of the Spanish Light Pollution Research Network (REECL)
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- Other interests
His pasion for country life is genetic. He usually scapes to a small village (Villaverde del Ducado) to be in close contact with nature. His hobbies include do-it-yourself (carpenter, mainly), bike, harvesting wild mushrooms, or destillation of wild plants to name but a few.
More info about activities outside the university can be found in his various blogs. For instance: Yo también quiero perder tiempo.
Jaime is an eager photographer and he always carry a small camera with him. Finally, he likes cooking, travel, soak into water (SPA), tools and oriental cook.
- Member for
- 9 years 8 weeks