Ignacio Negueruela

Ignacio received his PhD in Astronomy from the University of Southampton with a thesis on the multi-wavelength properties of high-mass X-ray binaries. After working as a researcher in the United Kingdom, Italy and France, he moved to the University of Alicante, where he teaches basic Physics to people who do not care much about it and supervises a small team of young researchers working in Astronomy. His scientific interests revolve around the life cycle of stars more massive than the Sun. He investigates their formation in open clusters, their evolution and their binary interaction. In recent years, he has dedicated a lot of effort to the understanding of the final phases in their lives and how they relate to supernova explosions. As an observational astronomer, he regularly uses telescopes in the most important observatories. He is a strong believer in the power of education and shared knowledge to shape a better society.