CV

Research experience

  • 2016 - Now : NWO-VENI Fellow, Leiden Observatory, Leiden (The Netherlands)
  • 2013 - 2016: University Assistant (postdoc), Institute für Astrophysik. Universität Wien, Vienna (Austria)
  • 2012 - 2013: University Assistant (prae-doc), Institute für Astrophysik. Universität Wien, Vienna (Austria)
  • 2011 - 2012: Associated researcher, Observatorio Astronómico Nacional. OAN-IGN-FGUA, Madrid (Spain)
  • 2007 - 2010: IGN PhD Fellow, Observatorio Astronómico Nacional. OAN-IGN, Madrid (Spain)

Academic degrees

  • 2013: PhD in Astrophysics (Dr.), Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid (Spain). Supervisor: Mario Tafalla (link)
  • 2008: Master in Astrophysics (2 years - M.Sc.), Programa Oficial de Postgrado Interuniversitario en Astrofísica, Universidad Complutense de Madrid & Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid (Spain).
  • 2006: Physics degree (5 years - B.Sc.), Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid (Spain).

Grants, Funding, & AWARDS

  • NWO-VENI Fellowship, Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO), Leiden (The Netherlands) (link)
  • Formación Estelar en multiples escalas espaciales en la epoca de ALMA (CoI) , AYA2016-79006-P (PI: M.Tafalla), Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, (Spain)
  • FWF Schrödinger Fellowship (declined), Austrian Science Foundation (FWF), Vienna (Austria)
  • RadioNet travel funds (4 times)
  • Poster Price Award, Protostars and Planets VI, 2013, Heidelberg (Germany)
  • PhD Fellowship, Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Ministerio de Fomento, Madrid (Spain).
  • Collaboration Fellowship, Departamento de Física de la Tierra, Astronomía y Astrofísica II, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid (Spain).
  • Erasmus Grant, Technische Universität München, Munich (Germany).

Committee / Organization work

  • Chair of the workshop "Molecular Clouds viewd by ALMA", MPE-Garching (Munich), Jan.16, 2018
  • Chair of the workshop "Exploring Orion with ALMA", Leiden Observatory (The Netherlands), Nov.20-21, 2017
  • Organizer of the Star Formation Coffees, Leiden Observatory (The Netherlands)
  • Co-organizer of the Sterrewacht Lunch talks, Leiden Observatory (The Netherlands)
  • Co-organizer of the Institute Seminars, Leiden Observatory (The Netherlands)
  • Chair of the VIEMUC 2016, Vienna (Austria), May 19-20, 2016
  • LOC & SOC: “Orion (un)plugged ”, Vienna (Austria), July 1-8, 2015. (link)
  • LOC & SOC: “XL Young European Radio Astronomers Conference (YERAC)”, Alcalá de Henares (Spain), July 5-8, 2010. (link)

Refereeing

  • Referee for the Astronomy & Astrophysics Journal (A&A; letters & papers)
  • Referee for the Astrophysics Journal
  • Referee for the Astrophysics and Space Science Journal
  • Referee for Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • Referee for Nature Astronomy

Membership

  • Member of the Spanish Astronomical Society (SEA)
  • Junior member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU)

Mentoring

  • 2015 - Now: Stefan Heigl (on-going; PhD student; Co-supervised with Andreas Burkert), USM, University of Munich (Germany)
  • 2018: Jenny Calahan (Finished) LEAPS Summer student
  • 2018: Erik Weenk (Finished; Master student; Co-supervised with Ewine van Dishoeck), Leiden Observatory (The Netherlands)
  • 2017: Eero Vaher (Finished; Master student; Co-supervised with Ewine van Dishoeck), Leiden Observatory (The Netherlands)
  • 2016: Markus Ambrosch (Finished; Master student; Co-supervised with Jan Forbrich), IfA, University of Vienna (Austria)
  • 2016: Niloufar Khorshid (training on radioastronomical observations with IRAM30m), Leiden Observatory (The Netherlands)
  • 2016: Johannes Mayer (Finished; Master student; Co-supervised with Simone Recchi), IfA, University of Vienna (Austria)
  • 2014: Kieran Lechinski (Finished; Master student; Co-supervised with Joao Alves), IfA, University of Vienna (Austria)

Teaching experience

  • 2015-2016: Praktikum aus beobachtungsorientierter Astronomie. University of Vienna (Austria)
  • 2015-2016: Low- vs. High-mass star formation. (Weekly Seminar) University of Vienna (Austria)
  • 2015-2016: Bridging the gap - Galactic and extragalactic star formation science. (Weekly Seminar) University of Vienna (Austria)
  • 2015-2016: Molecular Clouds and Star Formation. (Weekly Seminar) University of Vienna (Austria)
  • 2015-2016: Orion as paradigm Multiwavelength Star Formation Science (Weekly Seminar) University of Vienna (Austria)
  • 2014-2015: Praktikum aus beobachtungsorientierter Astronomie. University of Vienna (Austria)
  • 2014-2015: Bridging the gap - Galactic and extragalactic star formation science. (Weekly Seminar) University of Vienna (Austria)
  • 2014-2015: Übungen zu Milchstraße und Interstellares Medium. (Weekly Seminar) University of Vienna (Austria)
  • 2013-2014: Praktikum aus beobachtungsorientierter Astronomie. University of Vienna (Austria)
  • 2013-2014: Molekuelwolken und Sternentstehung. (Weekly Seminar) University of Vienna (Austria)
  • 2012-2013: Sternentstehung und Interstellar Medium. (Weekly Seminar) University of Vienna (Austria)
  • 2012-2013: Praktikum aus beobachtungsorientierter Astronomie. University of Vienna (Austria)
  • 2006-2007: Teaching assistant at the UCM Observatory, Departamento de Física de la Tierra, Astronomía y Astrofísica II, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (supervisor: J. Gallego), Madrid (Spain).

Soft skills

Press releases

  • 2018: ALMA reveals inner web of stellar nursery, ESO Photo Release (PI) (link)
  • 2017: Hidden secrets of Orion's clouds, ESO Photo Release (CoI) (link)
  • 2015: Herschel-HIFI proves skin of Orion, SRON news (CoI) (link)
  • 2015: La piel de Orion, El blog de Astromol (CoI) (link)
  • 2015: Making Massive Stars, Sky & Telescope Magazine (collaboration) (link)
  • 2012: APEX Turns Its Eye To Dark Clouds In Taurus, ESO Photo Release (PI) (link)
  • 2009: MAMBO observations in B213, IRAM Newsletter 2009 (PI) (link)

Outreach & MEDIA

  • 2018: "Astronomy & Astrophysics, 50 years young" - A film by Maarten Roos (Lightcurve Films) for Astronomy & Astrophysics.
  • 2017: Science Day (Leiden, The Netherlands)
  • 2016: Observatory Seminar (Leiden, The Netherlands)
  • 2016: This Week's discovery: "Molecular Cloud tomography" (Leiden, The Netherlands)
  • 2016: Cognitive Cuisine - Artcognito (Vienna, Austria) (link)
  • 2015: External Consultant for the Sky & Telescope magazine (link)
  • 2011: Una ruta por el Cosmos, El Cultural (link)
  • 2008-2010: Guided visits to the Real Observatorio de Madrid (Madrid, Spain)

Instrument DEVELOPMENT

  • 2018 - Now : Science Case for the Atacama Large-Aperture Submm/mm Telescope (AtLAST)
  • 2006-2007 : UCM Fiber Optic Stellar Spectrograph (UFOSS) (link)

Invited reviews, TALKS, & SEMINARS

  • Towards a unified model for low- and high-mass Star-Formation, IRAM Grenoble, Grenoble (France), Nov. 29, 2018
  • Fibers in low- and high-mass filaments, Interstellar Filament Paradigm: on their formation, evolution, and role in Star-Formation, Nagoya (Japan), Nov. 5-9, 2018
  • Towards a unified model for low- and high-mass Star-Formation, Onsala Observatory, Onsala (Sweden), Sep. 19, 2018
  • How line observations are challenging our current description of young clusters (invited Review), The Olympian Symposium 2018, Greece, May 28 - June 1, 2018
  • Filaments: an EPOS story (invited Review), The Early Phase of Star Formation Conference 2018 (EPoS), Ringberg (Germany), May 14-18, 2018
  • Towards a unified model for low- and high-mass Star-Formation, Cardiff University, Cardiff (UK), Jan. 31, 2018
  • ALMA observations of the Orion Integral Shape Filament, CAB-Madrid, Torrejón de Ardoz (Spain), Oct. 16, 2017
  • From clouds to cores: initial conditions for disk formation (invited Review), Disk Formation workshop 2017, Leiden (The Netherlands), July 24-27, 2017
  • Filaments and clusters as complex fiber networks, The Physics of the ISM - 6 years of ISM-SPP 1573: What have we learned?, Cologne (Germany), February 13-17, 2017
  • Filaments and clusters as complex fiber networks, 117th Seminar on the formation of Stars and Planets, Nagoya University (Japan), January 23, 2017 (link)
  • Molecular cloud properties: an observational perspective (invited Review), Stellar Clusters: from infancy to teenage hood, Heidelberg, August 8-12, 2016.
  • Bundles of fibers: Understanding the molecular cloud substructure, Center for Astrophysics, Harvard-CfA (USA), October 11, 2014
  • Formation of dense cores in the Taurus Molecular Cloud, Star Formation Workshop, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan), Dec 12, 2012.

Visiting talks

  • ALMA observations of the Orion Integral Shape Filament, CAB-Madrid, Torrejón de Ardoz (Spain), Oct. 16, 2017
  • Interpreting GEMS, GEMS Kick-off meeting, Madrid (Spain), Sept. 7-8, 2017
  • APOGEE strings: a fossil record of the gas kinematic structure, Universität Sternwarte München, Munich, Feb. 10, 2016
  • Opacity broadening and the interpretation of the supra-thermal CO linewidths, Leiden Observatory, Leiden, Dec. 7, 2015
  • Opacity broadening and the interpretation of the supra-thermal CO linewidths, Sonderncolloquium, Max-Planck Institute für Radioastronomie (MPIfR), Bonn, Dec. 3, 2015
  • Opacity broadening and the interpretation of the supra-thermal CO linewidths, SFB Seminar, Universität Köln, Cologne, Dec. 2, 2015
  • Opacity broadening and the interpretation of the supra-thermal CO linewidths, Max-Planck Institute für Extraterrestrische Physik (MPE), Garching, Sept. 28, 2015
  • Fibers and Bundles: dissecting filament substructure, KoCo Colloquium, Max-Planck Institute für Astronomie (MPIA), Heidelberg, April 10, 2015
  • From Filaments to fibers: Understanding the molecular cloud substructure, Leiden Observatory, Leiden (The Netherlands), September 26th, 2014
  • From Filaments to cores, Cerro Calán, Santiago de Chile (Chile), August 12, 2014

Contributed presentations

  • ALMA observations of the Orion Integral Shape Filament: Evidence of fibers in a massive cloud, IAU Symposium 345: Origins: From the Protosun to the first steps of life, Vienna (Austria), Aug. 20-31, 2018
  • Star-formation tracers in Orion, Astrochemistry Seminar, Leiden, Feb. 13, 2018
  • ALMA observations of the Orion Integral Shape Filament, NOVA meeting, Groningen (The Netherlands), Oct. 31, 2017
  • Clusters as complex fiber networks, Third Dutch Cluster meeting, Leiden (The Netherlands), Oct.6, 2017
  • Fibers in the NGC1333 proto-cluster, MODEST17, Prague (Czech Republic), Sept. 18-22, 2017
  • ORION-4D: towards a unified theory of low- and high-mass star formation, Galactic Star Formation with Surveys, Heidelberg (Germany), July 3-7, 2017
  • ORION-4D: towards a unified theory of low- and high-mass star formation, Astrochemistry Seminar, Leiden, Oct. 18, 2016
  • Quiescent Fibers in the NGC1333 proto-cluster, ViaLactea2016: The Milky Way as Star Formation Engine, Rome, Sept. 26-30, 2016
  • Gas kinematics in low- and high-mass filaments, The Early Phase of Star Formation Conference 2016 (EPoS), Ringberg (Germany), June 26 - July 1, 2016.
  • Star Formation Efficiency in Molecular clouds (PhD Seminar), Institute for Astrophysics, Univ. Vienna, April 21, 2015
  • The M-project - Act I: A 6pc long, sonic filament, Structure of filaments in Molecular clouds and their relation to the star formation process, Universität Sternwarte München, Munich (Germany), March 23-25, 2015
  • Understanding the Internal Substructure of Herschel Filaments, Star Formation across Space and Time, ESA/ESTEC, Noorwijk (The Netherlands), November 11-14, 2014
  • Bundles of fibers, Filamentary Structures in Molecular Clouds, NRAO, Charlottesville (USA), Oct. 10-11, 2014
  • Quiescent fibers in the NGC1333 protocluster, The Early Phase of Star Formation Conference 2014 (EPoS), Ringberg (Germany), June 1-6, 2014.
  • Cores, filaments, and bundles: hierarchical core formation in the L1495/B213 Taurus region (poster prize award talk), Protostars and Planets VI, Heidelberg, Jul. 17, 2013.
  • Dense core formation in the Taurus Molecular Cloud, ESAC, Madrid (Spain), Jan 21, 2013.
  • Formación de núcleos densos en las nubes moleculares de Tauro y Perseo, Dpto. Astrofísica y CC. de la Atmósfera II, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), May 21, 2012.
  • Formation of dense cores by fragmentation of velocity-coherent filaments in L1517, Formation and early evolution of Very Low Mass stars and Brown Dwarfs, ESO-Garching (Germany), October 11-14, 2011.
  • Formación de núcleos prestelares en Tauro a partir de filamentos subsónicos y coherentes en velocidad, IX Reunión científica de la Sociedad Española de Astronomía, Madrid (Spain), September 13-17, 2010.
  • Introduction to the Virtual Observatory, Seminar, Observatorio Astronómico de Madrid, Madrid (Spain), April 29, 2009.
  • Formación de condensaciones prestelares en L1517, Master Thesis dissertaion, Programa Oficial de Postgrado Interuniversitario en Astronomía, Madrid (Spain), November 24, 2008.
  • L1517: From Molecular Clouds to Prestellar Cores, XXXVII Young European Radio Astronomy Conference, Bordeaux (France), September 4-7, 2007.

Posters

  • The best of two worlds: ALMA + IRAM30m observations of the Orion Integral Shape Filament, Hacar, A., AtLast workshop, Munich (Germany), Jan 17-19 , 2018
  • Chemistry in Velocity: investigating gas chemical properties in 4D, Hacar, A., & E. van Dishoeck, IAU 332 symposium, Puerto Varas (Chile), March, 20-24, 2017
  • Scaling relations and thresholds for star formation at sub-parsec scales, Hacar, A., Tafalla, M., & Alves, M., The Interplay between Local and Global Processes in Galaxies, April 11-15, 2016
  • The IRAM30m-Effelsberg molecular survey in the Orion Integral Shape Filament, Hacar A., Tafalla M., Goicoechea J., Frau P., & Alves J., Orion (un-)plugged workshop, July 1st-8, 2015.
  • Cores, Filaments and Bundles: Hierarchical core formation in the B213/L1495 Taurus region, Hacar A., Tafalla M., Kauffmann J., & Kovacs A., Protostars and Planets VI, Heidelberg (Germany), July 15-20, 2013.
  • Dense core formation by fragmentation of velocity-coherent filaments in B213, Hacar A., Tafalla M., Kauffmann J., & Kovacs A., The Early Phase of Star Formation Conference 2012 (EPoS), Ringberg (Germany), July 1st-6, 2012.
  • Dense core formation by fragmentation of velocity-coherent filaments in L1517 and B213, Hacar A., Tafalla M., Kauffmann J., & Kovacs A., From atoms to pebbles HERSCHEL ’s view of Star and Planet Formation Symposium, Grenoble (France), March 20-23, 2012.
  • Formation of dense cores by fragmentation of velocity-coherent filaments in L1517, Hacar A. & Tafalla M., MW2011 The Milky Way in the Herschel Era: Towards a Galaxy-scale view of the star-formation life-cicle, Rome (Italy), September 19- 23, 2011.
  • A molecular survey of outflow gas: velocity-dependent shock chemistry and the peculiar composition of the extremely high-velocity (EHV) gas, Tafalla M., Santiago J., Hacar A., & Bachiller R., IAU Symposium 280: The Molecular Universe, Toledo, May 30 - June 3, 2011..
  • Formation of dense cores by fragmentation of velocity-coherent, subsonic filaments in L1517, Hacar A. & Tafalla M., The Early Phase of Star Formation Con- ference 2010 (EPoS), Rindberg (Germany), June 14-18, 2010.
  • L1517: Primeros pasos en la evolución de núcleos prestelares, Hacar A. & Tafalla M., 2do. Workshop ASTROCAM: “Jóvenes Astrónomos de la Comunidad de Madrid”, Madrid (Spain), September 19-21, 2007.
  • Three Ages for the martian Lithosphere, Fairén A.G., de Pablo M.A., Castilla G. Ruiz J, Anguita J., Hacar A., Toloba E., García A., Rodríguez S.rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston (USA), March 11-15, 2002.

Conferences & Meetings

Astronomical schools/courses/trainings