Josep M. Solanes
Josep M. Solanes was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1963. He received the B.S. degree in physics and the Ph.D. degree (both summa cum laude) from the Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Spain, in 1987 and 1990, respectively. In 1989, he was awarded the UB Award for top grades in physis. In 1988, he became a Graduate Research Associate at the Polytechnical University of Catalunya, Spain. From 1993 to 1995, he joined the Cornell University in NY, USA as a Fulbright Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow at the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center. Back in Spain, and after spending five years in the Department of Computer Engineering and Mathematics at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, he moved back to the Astronomy Department of the University of Barcelona in 2003. He is presently an Associate Professor. His main research interests are galaxy formation and evolution, large-scale structure, and the modeling (both theoretical and numerical) of self-gravitating systems of galaxies. He is the Principle Investigator of an international research effort devoted to investigate with high-resolution numerical simulations the evolution of galaxy properties in the group environment and a Member of the Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA (ALFALFA) Survey project team. He has a broad experience as a Reviewer in the international astronomy journals like the Astrophysical Journal, the Astronomical Journal, and Astronomy & Astrophysics.
Biography Updated on 12 January 2011