Contact Information
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden St., MS 6
Cambridge, MA 02138
Office: PS4A Phone: (617) 496-7980 Fax: (617) 496 7969
javier@head.cfa.harvard.edu>

Research Interests
My research concentrates mostly on high energy astrophysics, in particular on the study of X-ray observations. I work on atomic calculations that describe the properties of atoms that interact with X-rays, i.e., inner-shell photoabsorption. These are used to produce photoionization models to interpret the X-ray spectrum from different sources. I have developed the code XILLVER which is used to model the X-ray reflected spectra from accretion disks around black holes or neutron stars. These are key to measure the spin of black holes. I am also interested in the study of the X-ray absorption in the interstellar medium, and pretty much all things related to photoionization modelling.

Projects

  • XILLVER: X-ray Reflection Models of Black Hole Accretion Disks

  • RELXILL: Relativistic Reflection Models

  • TDP: Time-Dependent Photoionization Models

  • ISMABS: Interstellar absorption Model

Vita and Publications

  • A short version of my CV

  • Publications and Conference Proceedings here

  • Talks, posters and other documents here
Javier
 

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