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Jose Carlos del Toro Iniesta

  • Dr.
  • Research Scientist
  • Institute of Astrophysics of Andalucia
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Research interests

Solar magnetic fields Radiative transfer in the presence of magnetic fields Polarization optics History of astronomy

About

Jose Carlos del Toro Iniesta was born in Cartagena on 1960. He studied physics in the universities of Granada (first three courses) and La Laguna (major in astrophysics). He is a CSIC’s Research Scientist at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía in Granada. He is a specialist on solar magnetic fields and, more specifically, on diagnostics of polarized light in the presence of a magnetic field, although he has eventually worked on subjects not strictly related to astrophysics like polarization optics or the history of science. He got a PhD degree from the University of La Laguna with a thesis supervised by Dr M. Semel from Observatoire de Meudon (Paris, France) and has carried out a large part of his career at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, including a sabbatical year at the Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratories (Palo Alto, California, EE.UU.). Since 1998 he belongs to the staff of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC). He has published some eighty papers on scientific journals and meeting proceedings, has been editor of two books and author (2003) of another entitled “Introduction to spectropolarimetry”, published by Cambridge University Press. He has taught advanced undergraduate courses at the University of La Laguna and post-graduate courses at this very university, at Kanzelhöhe Sonnenobservatorium (Austria), at the Institute of Astronautical Sciences of Japan, at the University of Kyoto, at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, and at the Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (Madrid, Spain). He has given more than thirty scientific talks in four continents and as many other popular talks and papers in Spain. He has been co-Investigator of the IMaX magnetograph that has flown in the stratospheric balloon Sunrise mission, a collaboration between the German space agency (DLR), the North-American space agency (NASA), and the Spanish National Program for Space (PNE). He is an associate investigator of the AIA instrument of the NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory and a co-Investigator of the PHI magnetograph for the ESA’s Solar Orbiter. He has been director of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC) from 2004 through 2007.

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Publications

FIRST HIGH-RESOLUTION IMAGES OF THE SUN IN THE 2796 Å Mg II k LINE

  • Riethmüller T
  • Solanki S
  • Hirzberger J
The Astrophysical Journal (2013)
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Inversions of L12-2 IMaX data of an emerging flux mantle

  • Giuglielmino S
  • Martínez Pillet V
  • Ruiz Cobo B
Memorie de la Società Astronòmica Italiana (2013)
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Preguntas de un ignorante

  • Del Toro Iniesta J
Granada Hoy (2013)
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Granada Hoy (2013)
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Granada Hoy (2013)
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Professional experience

Research Scientist

IAA (CSIC)

July 2007 - Present

Director

IAA (CSIC)

December 2004 - June 2007(3 years)

Tenure Scientist

IAA (CSIC)

June 1998 - November 2004(6 years)

Tenure Scientist

IAC

October 1993 - May 1998(5 years)

Visiting Scientist

Lokheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Lab.

October 1992 - September 1993(a year)

Tenure Scientist

IAC

March 1990 - August 1992(2 years)

Support Astronomer of the Solar Telescopes at Teide Observatory

IAC

October 1987 - February 1990(2 years)

Resident astrophysicist (PhD student)

IAC

October 1983 - September 1987(4 years)

Education history

PhD in Physics

Universidad de La Laguna

September 1987 - Present

BSc in Physics

Universidad de La Laguna

October 1981 - June 1983(2 years)

Universidad de Granada

October 1977 - June 1981(4 years)