Dr. Federico García
Laboratory: UFR Physics Laboratory AIM / APC
Office / Floor: Batiment Lamarck A, 7eme Etage, Office 11
Mail address : federico.garcia(at)cea.fr or fgarcia(at)caglp.unlp.edu.ar
Research topic :
The aim of this research is to deeply study various aspects of the evolution of binary systems hosting black holes and neutron stars, with high-mass stellar companions, in order to characterize the progenitors of potential gravitational waves emitters, when two compacts object merge. The project includes multi-wavelength observations to constrain the metallicity of binary systems, modeling of the evolution of these binaries and population synthesis, and the derivation of the merging rates of those systems in different environments.
I have published 14 papers in International Journals, 7 as first author.
My Publication List in ADS can be accesed following this link: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-abs_connect?library&libname=FG&libid=4dd690caf1
My five main refereed papers are:
Indications of a Si-rich bilateral jet of ejecta in the Vela SNR observed with XMM-Newton (García et al 2017, A&A Letters, 604L, 5)
A simple mechanism for the anti-glitch observed in AXP 1E 2259+586 (García & Ranea-Sandoval 2015, MNRAS Letters, 449L, 73)
Magnetised accretion discs in Kerr spacetimes (Ranea-Sandoval & García 2015, A&A, 574A, 40)
Structure of neutron stars in R-squared gravity (Orellana et al 2013, GR&G, 45, 771)
The cooling phase of Type I X-ray bursts observed with RXTE in 4U 1820-30 does not follow the canonical F ∝ T4 relation (García, Zhang & Méndez 2013, MNRAS, 429, 3266)
Academic background and professional experience:
I obtained my PhD in the Universidad Nacional de La Plata in Argentina in March 2016. My thesis was entitled: “ Theoretical and observational studies of neutron stars through different astrophysical environments” with topics including modeling of the magnetic field decay of neutron stars and observational consequences, X-ray data analysis of observations of neutron stars and supernova remnants from XMM-Newton, Chandra and RXTE satellites and neutron stars as probes for modified gravity.
I was a Postdoctoral Fellow of the National Research Council (CONICET, in Argentina) from April 2016 to August 2017, working on theoretical and observational research on neutron stars and supernova remnants with Prof. Dr. Jorge A. Combi at the Instituto Argentino de Radioastronomía (IAR), as part of the Group of Relativistic Astrophysics (GARRA) led by Prof. Gustavo E. Romero (http://garra.iar.unlp.edu.ar).
As a PhD stundent as well as a Postdoc, I visited Institutes in different countries to collaborate with colleagues and give seminars, including: University of Groningen, in the Netherlands; ZARM Institute, University of Bremen, Germany; Osservatorio Astronómico di Palermo in Italy; Kavli IPMU Institute and National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, in Tokyo; Instituto Balseiro, Bariloche, Argentina.
As a teacher, I was Head of Practical Assignments of the Course Introduction to X-ray Astronomy (http://rayosx.fcaglp.unlp.edu.ar) between 2015 and 2017 and also teaching assistant in several different courses in the Facultad de Ciencias Astronómicas y Geofísicas for more than 9 years.
Nowadays, I work as a Postdoc in the AIM Laboratory of the CEA-Saclay and the University of Paris VII Diderot in France.