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Dr. Francisco Nogueras Lara

ESO fellow (ESO Headquarters, Garching, Germany)

Research Interests

  • Stellar structure and population of the nuclear bulge of the Milky Way.
  • High angular resolution imaging.
  • Near infrared astronomy.
  • Extinction curve in the infrared.
  • Nuclear stellar discs


Refereed publications on NASA/ADS
Non-refereed publications on NASA/ADS


2019 Ph.D. in Physics and Space Sciences IAA-University of Granada
2014 Master in Physics and Maths (FISYMAT) University of Granada
2013 Licenciado in Physics (Degree plus Master) University of Granada

PhD Advisors: Dr. Rainer Schödel and Dr. Antonio María Alberdi Odriozola, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC), Granada, Spain.  

My thesis on the structure and stellar population of the nuclear bulge of the Milky Way, was among the three best 2020 SEA (Spanish Society of Astronomy) thesis. It is also nominated for the 2022 MERAC Best PhD Thesis.

Professional Experience

Since 2023 ESO fellow ESO Headquarters, Garching, Germany
2021-2023 Humboldt fellow MPIA, Heidelberg, Germany
2019-2021 Postdoctoral Researcher    MPIA, Heidelberg, Germany
2017 ESO studentship ESO, Garching, Germany
2015-2019 Ph.D. Scholarship (Spanish Ministry of Education) IAA-CSIC, Granada, Spain
2014-2015 Contract in the frame of an ERC Consolidator Grant IAA-CSIC, Granada, Spain

Prizes and Awards

2022 Outstanding Doctorate Award  2022, University of Granada
2019 Thesis ranked among best 3 in astronomy by SEA 20191
2016 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting alumnus