Welcome! My name is Héctor Martínez Rodríguez. I am a Ph.D. student in astrophysics at the University of Pittsburgh since 2014. My advisor is Carles Badenes. Our goal is to shed some light over the Type Ia supernova progenitor problem by comparing theoretical models from the stellar evolution code MESA and results from hydrodynamical simulations with spectral data from supernova remnants acquired by the X-ray Japanese satellite Suzaku.
Before that, I got a masters's degree in astrophysics at the Complutense University of Madrid under the supervision of David Montes Gutiérrez and José Antonio Caballero Hernández. I was a member of CARMENCITA, a research group in the context of CARMENES, a project devoted to search for exoplanets. In my free time, I enjoy reading, biking, playing board games, baking and photography.
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Last update: May 16th, 2018.