Severo Ochoa Programme

SO visitors

Enhancing existing networks of international research collaborations between the IAC staff and renowned researchers of other leading research institutions is one of the main goals of the Severo Ochoa mobility program. We are offering a SO Senior Visitor Programme at IAC for group leaders and senior staff from centers of major international relevance to visit the IAC from 1 to 12 months. Here you can find a list of the researchers who joined this programme.

    DR EUGENE VASILIEV (University of Cambridge)

    He graduated in physics at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and, in 2007, completed his doctoral thesis, "Dynamics of dark matter in galactic centres", at the Lebedev Physical Institute (LPI - Moscow, Russia) where he has been a researcher until 2015. He has also worked at the Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille (2010), at

  • Peter Habison
    DR PETER HABISON (stem&mint – Space and Science Communications)

    Peter Habison studied technical physics, astronomy and history of science in Vienna, Innsbruck, Brussels and at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias in Tenerife. Here he specialized in the field of nuclear astrophysics where he studied variations in the reaction rates of the triple alpha process in AGB stars. These star where also the target of

  • Natalia Shchukina
    DRA NATALIA SHCHUKINA (Senior Scientist, Department of Solar Physics, NASU Main Astronomical Observatory, Ukraine)

    Dr. Natalia Shchukina is a member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU) and a senior scientist at the Department of Solar Physics of the NASU Main Astronomical Observatory. Her research interests cover several areas of astrophysics, such as multilevel radiative transfer, solar and stellar spectropolarimetry, solar magnetism

  • Christophe Morisset. Credits: Inés Bonet (IAC)
    DR CHRISTOPHE MORISSET (Staff Research, Instituto de Astronomía, UNAM, México)

    Dr. Christophe Morisset is a staff researcher at the Instituto de Astronomía of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (IA-UNAM) in Ensenada, Baja California, and a professor in the postgraduate programme in Astrophysics at UNAM. Dr. Morisset obtained his PhD in 1996 at the Paris-Meudon observatory (France), with a thesis supervised by Prof