Dr. Javier Graciá Carpio
Scientific software developer / Astronomer

Contact information

Email: jagracargmail.com

Personal details

Education

2009

Ph.D. in Astronomy from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

Dissertation title: Molecular Gas Properties in Luminous and Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies.

2003 – 2006

Master of Advanced Studies at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

1997 – 2002

Degree in Physics at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Professional experience

Since August 2016

Scientific Software Developer at Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE), Garching, Germany.

Programming environment: Python, C++, XML, XSD, Eclipse, redmine, svn, gitlab, Linux.

Main tasks: Member of the Euclid collaboration. Responsible of the definition and maintenance of MER-PF data model.

January 2013 – July 2016

Scientific Software Developer at Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE), Garching, Germany.

Programming environment: Java, Jython, Eclipse, JUnit, JIRA, CVS, Linux.

Main tasks: Development and maintenance of the Herschel/PACS photometer data reduction pipelines. Implementation of new algorithms and tasks to improve the quality of the final scientific products. Introduction of a new complete pipeline for the reduction of photometer scan maps in astronomical fields with extended emission. Improvement of the execution speed and memory efficiency of the most critical pipeline tasks. Regular meetings with the PACS ICC members and the HIPE and PACS software development teams.

March 2008 – December 2012

Postdoctoral Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE), Garching, Germany.

Research topics: Interstellar medium in galaxies at all redshifts, galaxy feedback, active galactic nuclei, galaxy formation and evolution.

Main tasks: Adapted the Herschel/PACS spectrometer data reduction pipeline to the special needs of the SHINING Herschel Guaranteed Time Key Program. Data reduction and analysis of most of the observations from the SHINING program. PACS ICC member. Observation with the IRAM radio telescopes. Proposal writing for observing time (Herschel, IRAM, APEX, ALMA). PI and co-PI of various successful Herschel and ALMA programmes. Collaboration in several observing large programmes (COLD GASS, PHIBBS). Publication in scientific journals: currently more than 60 refereed publications with more than 4700 citations. Presentation of scientific results in international conferences. Referee for ApJ, A&A and MNRAS.

May 2007 – March 2008

Astronomer at FRACTAL S.L.N.E., Madrid, Spain.

Main task: Development of the Internet home page for the Herschel Guaranteed Time Key Program HIFISTARS.

May 2003 – April 2007

Ph.D. student at Observatorio Astronómico Nacional (OAN) with a FPI grant from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, Madrid, Spain.

Research topics: Molecular gas in Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies, star formation, interacting galaxies, molecular gas in high-redshift galaxies.

Main tasks: Observation with the IRAM 30m and Plateau de Bure radio telescopes. Proposal writing for observing time (IRAM, JCMT, VLA). Reduction and analysis of astronomical data. Publication in scientific journals. Presentation of scientific results in international conferences.

Language knowledge

Computer skills

Other interests