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The team includes:

Chris Packham (UTSA, USA)     

Almudena Alonso-Herrero (CSIC, Spain) 

N. Levenson (Gemini)

Itziar Aretxaga (INAOE, Mexico)

Andrés Asensio Ramos (IAC, Spain)

Luis Colina (CSIC, Spain)

Tanio Díaz-Santos (Univ. Diego Portales, Chile)            

Moshe Elitzur (UK, USA)     

Pilar Esquej (ESAC, Spain) 

Omaira González Martín (UNAM Morelia, Mexico)

Masa Imanishi (NAOJ, Japan)

Enrique López Rodríguez (UTSA, USA)

Roberto Maiolino (Cambridge, UK)         

Rachel Mason (Gemini)

Klaus Meisenheimer (MPfA, Germany) 

Robert Nikutta (Univ. A. Bello, Chile)

Miguel Pereira Santaella (CSIC, Spain)

Eric Perlman (FIT, USA)            

James Radomski (SOFIA, USA)  

Cristina Ramos Almeida (IAC, Spain)   

Pat Roche (Oxford, UK)     

José Miguel Rodríguez Espinosa (IAC, Spain)

The main goal of this project is the study of the dusty torus of AGN and its nuclear surroundings to address issues such as, unification of type 1 and type 2 AGN as well as radio loud and radio quiet AGN, nuclear star formation activity, and the nature of the  obscuring material in low luminosity AGN. Click here for more detailed information.

2017 NEWS:
Our latest papers:

The complex evolutionary paths of local infrared bright galaxies: a high-angular resolution mid-infrared view, Alonso-Herrero et al. 2016.

Infrared polarimetry of Mrk 231: scattering off hot dust grains in the central core, Lopez-Rodriguez et al. 2017.

The dusty tori of nearby QSOs as constrained by high-resolution mid-IR observations, Martinez-Paredes et al. 2017.