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10th January 2020

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Itziar Aretxaga
Itziar Aretxaga

 

Dr. Itziar Aretxaga
Researcher/Investigadora Titular C

Inst. Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE)
Aptdo. Postal 51 y 216
72000 Puebla
Mexico

Ph: +52 222-2663100
itziar@inaoep.mx
http://www.inaoep.mx/~itziar

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Citizenship: Mexican/Spanish
Gender: Female
Birthplace: Bilbao, Spain, 20th November, 1965

EDUCATION

1993, PhD, Physics, Univ. Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), Spain
1990, MSc, Physics, Univ. Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), Spain
1988, BSc, Physics, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Spain

PROFESIONAL AFFILIATIONS

1993: Spanish Astronomy Society / Sociedad Española de Astronomía (SEA)
2000: National Researchers’ System / Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (SNI level III =  Full Professor), Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (Conacyt), Mexico
2003: Mexican Academy of Sciences / Academia Mexicana de Ciencias (AMC)
2006: International Astronomical Union (IAU)
2016: Mexican Physics Society / Sociedad Mexicana de Física (SMF)

RESEARCH INTERESTS. Astrophysics and Cosmology: galaxy formation and evolution, active galactic nuclei, starbursts.

POSITIONS AND APPOINTMENTS

2018: Director of the International School for Young Astronomers, IAU.
2016-2018: Deputy Director of the International School for Young Astronomers, IAU.
2015-2018: Treasurer and Member of the Directing Board, Southeastern Region AMC.
2011-2016: Head of the Department of Astrophysics, INAOE, Mexico.
2006-2013: Coordinator, Astronomy Section, AMC, Mexico.
1998: Researcher (current level Full Professor), INAOE, Mexico, tenured since 2004.
1996-1998: Marie Curie Fellow, Max-Planck Institut für Astrophysik, Germany.
1993-1996: Marie Curie & Basque Gov. Research Fellow, Royal Greenwich Obs., UK.
1992-1993: Teaching Assistant, Theoretical Physics Dept., Univ. Autónoma de Madrid,  Spain.

SELECTION OF RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

  • > 135 refereed papers in international journals, 13 invited review papers and 52 contributed papers in conference proceedings, 3 chapters of books, 3 books.
  • > 6200 citations (NASA’s Astrophysics Data System), with a Hirsch index H=46.
  • 51 review/invited talks in conferences and workshops, 54 colloquia in research institutes.
  • 10 funded research projects as principal investigator, >10 as co-investigator.
  • Project scientist of TolTEC (bolometer camera for 50m LMT), co-investigator of the following science teams: AzTEC (1.1mm camera, 50m LMT), CanariCam (IR camera, 10m-GTC), Cosmology Legacy Survey (SCUBA2), H-ATLAS (Herschel).

SELECTION OF TEACHING ACTIVITIES

  • 14 invited lecture courses in IAU schools or other university PhD programs (Costa Rica, Spain, USA, Venezuela).
  • Lecturer of 21 MSc/PhD courses at INAOE (since 1998) and 5 BSc courses as assisting professor at UAM-Spain (1989-1993), as member of staff.
  • (Co-)/supervisor of 5 PhD, 6 MSc, 1 BSc theses and 9 BSc research projects.
  • Director of 6 IAU International Schools for Young Astronomers (Inc. INAOE, 2005).

SELECTION OF OUTREACH ACTIVITIES

  • Co-author (compiler, editor and translator) of the book “The Large Millimeter Telescope: Neighbors Explore the Cosmos” (in English & Spanish)
  • 21 science-popularization papers in printed media (in Spanish & Basque).
  • 50+ science-popularization talks (in Spanish & Basque).
  • Frequent interviews to the national and international press.

SELECTION OF COMMITTEE WORK

  • Coauthor of “Hacia la consolidación y desarrollo de políticas públicas en Ciencia Tecnología e Innovación: Objetivo estratégico para una política de Estado 2018-2024”, 2018, UNAM.
  • Coordinator/coauthor of Conacyt-PILA plan “Nature of the Universe” (2014-2018).
  • (Co-)author of reports on the state of astronomy research in Mexico (Academia Mexicana de Ciencias, Colegio Nacional, Mexico 2008, 2010, 2013), and of research-project evaluation in Mexico (FCCyT 2014).
  • Researchers hiring/assessment: SNI (Mexico, 2014, 2018-2020), Hubble Fellows (USA, 2014), Ramón y Cajal Fellows (Spain, 2013), universities/institutes in Mexico, USA.
  • Member, CONACYT committees for funding of basic science (Mexico, 2009, 2010).
  • Frequent referee/evaluator of peer-reviewed research journals (MNRAS, ApJ, A&A), MSc/PhD theses (Mexico, USA, Spain), science funding agencies (Argentina, Canada, The Netherlands, Mexico, Spain), and TACs (Germany, Spain, UK).
  • Time Allocation Committees (TACs): ALMA (2019), Hubble Space Telescope (1999, 2004-2006, 2011, 2017, 2018), Canary Island telescopes (2005), 10-m Gran Telescopio Canarias (cochair 2008-2013), OAGH-INAOE (chair 2005-2006).