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Dr. Noemí Pinilla-Alonso, FSI Associate Scientist: Severo Ochoa Guest Researcher at The Instituto De Astrofísica De Canarias

November 2016

Noemí Pinilla-Alonso, a researcher from the Florida Space Institute, has spent some weeks at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Spain (IAC), formally invited for a short-term stay through the prestigious Severo Ochoa Program of Excellence. The Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence Accreditation is awarded through a competitive process by the Government of Spain to recognize, reward and promote outstanding scientific research in Spanish centres and units with a high level of excellence in the international arena. Through this program the research institutes are recognized as reference centres in an international context, and are able to attract international talent. As a Severo Ochoa guest researcher Dr. Pinilla-Alonso joined Javier Licandro, the lead of the Solar System group at the IAC, to carry out astrophysical research aimed to scientifically exploit the James Webb Space Telescope for the study of the small bodies in the Solar System.

Dr. Noemí Pinilla-Alonso

Dr. Noemí Pinilla-Alonso

The IAC is an internationalized Spanish research centre aiming to achieve major advances in the understanding of the laws that govern the origin and evolution of the various forms of matter/energy in the Universe. The IAC operates two headquarters and two international observatories based on the Canary Islands, Spain.

Full interview and images: http://www.iac.es/divulgacion.php?op1=16&op2=402&id=116&lang=en   

©Credit of the image and the interview: Elena Mora (IAC)