- Full name
- Jesús Gallego Maestro
- About me
Physicist (master in Astrophysics) born in Madrid, obtained his Ph.D. in Astrophysics in 1995 by UCM. He has been linked to UCM since then and he is staff Professor since 2002 (Profesor titular de Universidad).
The Ph.D. thesis of Jesús Gallego summarized all the efforts of the group during several years to carry out the UCM Survey. Jesús Gallego helped Prof. Zamorano observing fields, taking the original plates, with the Calar Alto Schmidt telescope. He also scanned visually one by one all the photographic plates searching for emission-line objects. This huge work translated into several publications, being Gallego, Zamorano et al. (1995) ApJ 455, L1 the most widely known with more than 345 citations.
He was a postdoctoral researcher for the DEEP project at Lick Observatory, University of California, Santa Cruz. During this period the collaboration published a set of very productiv papers: Gallego et al. 1997 (57 citations), Guzmán et al. 1997 (200 citations), Phillips et al. 1997 (145 citations), Lowenthal et al. 1997 (405 citations), Vogt et al. 1997 (165 citations) and Koo et al. 1997 (25 citations).
Jesús now is a core member of the AEGIS collaboration. His contribution is related to the surveys using narrow-band filters in the near-IR (Gallego et al. 2007, Villar et al. 2008 -30 citations-, Villar et al. 2011) and to the Rainbow database (Pérez-González et al. 2008 -155 citations-, Barro et al. 2011a, 2011b).
Jesús Gallego focusses his astrophysics interest on Galaxies (Formation and Evolution) and development of astronomical instrumentation (Gallego et al. 2010).
Jesús also loves to travel all around the world to observe total solar eclipses. He has been both organizer and member of several of the UCM scientific expeditions to total solar eclipses. Visit http://eclipseucm.blogspot.com.es/ for amazing multimedia.
Since 2006, J. Gallego is also the manager of the ASTRONET network for the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN).
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