CV

Research experience

  • 2020 - Now: Assistant Professor, Institute for Astrophysics, University of Vienna, Vienna (Austria)

  • 2019 - 2020: Support Scientist, ALLEGRO ARC-Node, Leiden (The Netherlands)

  • 2016 - 2019 : NWO-VENI Fellow, Leiden Observatory, Leiden (The Netherlands)

  • 2013 - 2016: University Assistant (postdoc), Institute for Astrophysics, University of Vienna, Vienna (Austria)

  • 2012 - 2013: University Assistant (prae-doc), Institute for Astrophysics.,University of Vienna, Vienna (Austria)

  • 2011 - 2012: Associated researcher, Observatorio Astronómico Nacional. OAN-IGN-FGUA, Madrid (Spain)

  • 2007 - 2010: IGN PhD Fellow, Observatorio Astronómico Nacional. OAN-IGN, Madrid (Spain)

Academic degrees

  • 2013: PhD in Astrophysics (Dr.), Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid (Spain). Supervisor: Mario Tafalla (link)

  • 2008: Master in Astrophysics (2 years - M.Sc.), Programa Oficial de Postgrado Interuniversitario en Astrofísica, Universidad Complutense de Madrid & Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid (Spain).

  • 2006: Physics degree (5 years - B.Sc.), Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid (Spain).

Grants, Funding, & AWARDS

  • ERC Starting Grant (ERC-StG) (PI), European Research Council (link)

  • NWO-VENI Fellowship, Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO), Leiden (The Netherlands) (link)

  • Formación Estelar en multiples escalas espaciales en la epoca de ALMA (CoI) , AYA2016-79006-P (PI: M.Tafalla), Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, (Spain)

  • FWF Schrödinger Fellowship (declined), Austrian Science Foundation (FWF), Vienna (Austria)

  • RadioNet travel funds (4 times)

  • Poster Price Award, Protostars and Planets VI, 2013, Heidelberg (Germany)

  • PhD Fellowship, Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Ministerio de Fomento, Madrid (Spain).

  • Collaboration Fellowship, Departamento de Física de la Tierra, Astronomía y Astrofísica II, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid (Spain).

  • Erasmus Grant, Technische Universität München, Munich (Germany).

Committee / Organization work

  • SAC: "Early Phases of Star-Formation - EPOS2020", Ringberg, July, 2020 (link)

  • SOC: "From Gas to Stars: the links between massive stars and star cluster formation" - StarForm Mapper Final conference, York, Sept. 16-20, 2019 (link)

  • Co-organizer of the LEAPS Summer Program 2019 (link)

  • Chair & Organizer of the "Orion Uncovered" meeting, August 23-30, 2019 (link)

  • Chair of the workshop "Molecular Clouds viewed by ALMA", MPE-Garching (Germany), Jan.16, 2018

  • Chair of the workshop "Exploring Orion with ALMA", Leiden Observatory (The Netherlands), Nov.20-21, 2017

  • Organizer of the Star Formation Coffees, Leiden Observatory (The Netherlands)

  • Co-organizer of the Sterrewacht Lunch talks, Leiden Observatory (The Netherlands)

  • Co-organizer of the Institute Seminars, Leiden Observatory (The Netherlands)

  • Chair of the VIEMUC-2016 workshop, Vienna (Austria), May 19-20, 2016

  • LOC & SOC: “Orion (un)plugged ”, Vienna (Austria), July 1-8, 2015. (link)

  • LOC & SOC: “XL Young European Radio Astronomers Conference (YERAC)”, Alcalá de Henares (Spain), July 5-8, 2010. (link)

Refereeing

  • Referee for the Astronomy & Astrophysics Journal (A&A; letters & papers)

  • Referee for the Astrophysics Journal

  • Referee for the Astrophysics and Space Science Journal

  • Referee for Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

  • Referee for Nature Astronomy

Membership

  • Member of the Spanish Astronomical Society (SEA)

  • Junior member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU)

Mentoring

  • 2020: Robin Mentel (Finished; Master student; Co-supervised with Michiel Hogerheijde), Leiden Observatory (The Netherlands)

  • 2020: David van Dop (Finished; Master student; Co-supervised with Michiel Hogerheijde), Leiden Observatory (The Netherlands)

  • 2019 - 2020: Sierk van Terswiga (Finished; PhD student; Co-supervised with Ewine van Dishoeck), Leiden Observatory (The Netherlands)

  • 2015 - 2019: Stefan Heigl (Finished; PhD student; Co-supervised with Andreas Burkert), USM, University of Munich (Germany)

  • 2018: Meng Yao (Finished; Master student; Co-supervised with Ewine van Dishoeck), Leiden Observatory (The Netherlands)

  • 2018: Marianna Patatokou (Finished) Erasmus student; Leiden Observatory (The Netherlands)

  • 2018: Jenny Calahan (Finished) LEAPS Summer student

  • 2018: Erik Weenk (Finished) Master student; Co-supervised with Ewine van Dishoeck), Leiden Observatory (The Netherlands)

  • 2017: Eero Vaher (Finished) Master student; Co-supervised with Ewine van Dishoeck), Leiden Observatory (The Netherlands)

  • 2016: Markus Ambrosch (Finished) Master student; Co-supervised with Jan Forbrich), IfA, University of Vienna (Austria)

  • 2016: Niloufar Khorshid (Training on radioastronomical observations with IRAM30m), Leiden Observatory (The Netherlands)

  • 2016: Johannes Mayer (Finished) Master student; Co-supervised with Simone Recchi), IfA, University of Vienna (Austria)

  • 2014: Kieran Lechinski (Finished) Master student; Co-supervised with Joao Alves), IfA, University of Vienna (Austria)

Teaching experience

  • 2015-2016: Praktikum aus beobachtungsorientierter Astronomie. University of Vienna (Austria)

  • 2015-2016: Low- vs. High-mass star formation. (Weekly Seminar) University of Vienna (Austria)

  • 2015-2016: Bridging the gap - Galactic and extragalactic star formation science. (Weekly Seminar) University of Vienna (Austria)

  • 2015-2016: Molecular Clouds and Star Formation. (Weekly Seminar) University of Vienna (Austria)

  • 2015-2016: Orion as paradigm Multiwavelength Star Formation Science (Weekly Seminar) University of Vienna (Austria)

  • 2014-2015: Praktikum aus beobachtungsorientierter Astronomie. University of Vienna (Austria)

  • 2014-2015: Bridging the gap - Galactic and extragalactic star formation science. (Weekly Seminar) University of Vienna (Austria)

  • 2014-2015: Übungen zu Milchstraße und Interstellares Medium. (Weekly Seminar) University of Vienna (Austria)

  • 2013-2014: Praktikum aus beobachtungsorientierter Astronomie. University of Vienna (Austria)

  • 2013-2014: Molekuelwolken und Sternentstehung. (Weekly Seminar) University of Vienna (Austria)

  • 2012-2013: Sternentstehung und Interstellar Medium. (Weekly Seminar) University of Vienna (Austria)

  • 2012-2013: Praktikum aus beobachtungsorientierter Astronomie. University of Vienna (Austria)

  • 2006-2007: Teaching assistant at the UCM Observatory, Departamento de Física de la Tierra, Astronomía y Astrofísica II, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (supervisor: J. Gallego), Madrid (Spain).

Soft skills

Press releases

  • 2019: Ten ERC Starting Grants for LMU (link)

  • 2018: ALMA reveals inner web of stellar nursery, ESO Photo Release (PI) (link)

  • 2018: Multiple fibers in the heart of the Orion star-forming region, IRAM news (PI) (link)

  • 2017: Hidden secrets of Orion's clouds, ESO Photo Release (CoI) (link)

  • 2015: Herschel-HIFI proves skin of Orion, SRON news (CoI) (link)

  • 2015: La piel de Orion, El blog de Astromol (CoI) (link)

  • 2015: Making Massive Stars, Sky & Telescope Magazine (collaboration) (link)

  • 2012: APEX Turns Its Eye To Dark Clouds In Taurus, ESO Photo Release (PI) (link)

  • 2009: MAMBO observations in B213, IRAM Newsletter 2009 (PI) (link)

Outreach & MEDIA

  • 2020: "An Era Comes to an End: The Legacy of LABOCA at APEX", ESO Messenger (No. 181) (link)

  • 2020: "Dutch technology at high frequencies", Leiden Observatory Annual Report (link)

  • 2018: "Astronomy & Astrophysics, 50 years young" - A film by Maarten Roos (Lightcurve Films) for Astronomy & Astrophysics.

  • 2017: Science Day (Leiden, The Netherlands)

  • 2016: Observatory Seminar (Leiden, The Netherlands)

  • 2016: This Week's discovery: "Molecular Cloud tomography" (Leiden, The Netherlands)

  • 2016: Cognitive Cuisine - Artcognito (Vienna, Austria) (link)

  • 2015: External Consultant for the Sky & Telescope magazine (link)

  • 2011: Una ruta por el Cosmos, El Cultural (link)

  • 2008-2010: Guided visits to the Real Observatorio de Madrid (Madrid, Spain)

Instrument DEVELOPMENT

  • 2018 - Now : Science Case for the Atacama Large-Aperture Submm/mm Telescope (AtLAST)

  • 2006-2007 : UCM Fiber Optic Stellar Spectrograph (UFOSS) (link)

reviews

  • How molecular line observations are challenging our current description of young clusters , The Olympian Symposium 2018, Greece, May 28 - June 1, 2018

  • Filaments: an EPOS story, The Early Phase of Star Formation Conference 2018 (EPoS), Ringberg (Germany), May 14-18, 2018

  • From clouds to cores: initial conditions for disk formation, Disk Formation workshop 2017, Leiden (The Netherlands), July 24-27, 2017

  • Molecular cloud properties: an observational perspective, Stellar Clusters: from infancy to teenagehood, Heidelberg, August 8-12, 2016.

Invited TALKS, COLlOQUIA & SEMINARS

  • INAF Colloquium (online), Rome (Italy), Oct.7, 2020

  • The need for data combination in the ALMA era (invited talk), EAS2020 - SS13a: Eight years of ALMA ground-breaking results: A joint venture between the ALMA user community and the ALMA Regional Centres, Leiden (The Netherlands) (virtual), June 29 - July 3, 2020

  • Institute Colloquium, Cologne University, Cologne (Germany), Jan.27, 2020

  • Galactic studies, and the need of combining data (invited talk), Improving Image Fidelity on Astronomical Data: Radio Interferometer and Single-Dish Data Combination, Lorentz Centre Workshop, Leiden (The Netherlands), Aug. 12-16, 2019

  • Institute Colloquium, University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux (France), March 19-20, 2019

  • Institute Colloquium, Universität Sternwarte München (USM-LMU), Munich (Germany), Feb. 6, 2019

  • Institute Colloquium, Radboud University, Nijmegen (The Netherlands), Jan.29 , 2019

  • Observatory Seminar, Spanish National Observatory (OAN), Madris (Spain), Jan.25, 2019

  • Institute Colloquium, IRAM Grenoble, Grenoble (France), Nov. 29, 2018

  • Fibers in low- and high-mass filaments (invited talk), Interstellar Filament Paradigm: on their formation, evolution, and role in Star-Formation, Nagoya (Japan), Nov. 5-9, 2018

  • Observatory Seminar, Onsala Observatory, Onsala (Sweden), Sep. 19, 2018

  • Institute Colloquium, Cardiff University, Cardiff (UK), Jan. 31, 2018

  • Institute Colloquium, CAB-Madrid, Torrejón de Ardoz (Spain), Oct. 16, 2017

  • Filaments and clusters as complex fiber networks (invited talk), The Physics of the ISM - 6 years of ISM-SPP 1573: What have we learned?, Cologne (Germany), February 13-17, 2017

  • 117th Seminar on the formation of Stars and Planets, Nagoya University (Japan), January 23, 2017 (link)

  • Star-Formation Colloquium, Center for Astrophysics, Harvard-CfA (USA), October 11, 2014

  • Formation of dense cores in the Taurus Molecular Cloud (invited talk), Star Formation Workshop, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan), Dec 12, 2012.

Visiting talks

  • ORION-4D: Towards a unified model for low- and high-mass star-formation, Harvard-CfA (USA), Feb.27, 2019

  • Interpreting GEMS, GEMS Kick-off meeting, Madrid (Spain), Sept. 7-8, 2017

  • APOGEE strings: a fossil record of the gas kinematic structure, Universität Sternwarte München, Munich, Feb. 10, 2016

  • Opacity broadening and the interpretation of the supra-thermal CO linewidths, Leiden Observatory, Leiden, Dec. 7, 2015

  • Opacity broadening and the interpretation of the supra-thermal CO linewidths, Sonderncolloquium, Max-Planck Institute für Radioastronomie (MPIfR), Bonn, Dec. 3, 2015

  • Opacity broadening and the interpretation of the supra-thermal CO linewidths, SFB Seminar, Universität Köln, Garching, Dec. 2, 2015

  • Opacity broadening and the interpretation of the supra-thermal CO linewidths, Max-Planck Institute für Extraterrestrische Physik (MPE), Garching, Sept. 28, 2015

  • Fibers and Bundles: dissecting filament substructure, KoCo Colloquium, Max-Planck Institute für Astronomie (MPIA), Heidelberg, April 10, 2015

  • From Filaments to fibers: Understanding the molecular cloud substructure, Leiden Observatory, Leiden (The Netherlands), September 26th, 2014

  • From Filaments to cores, Cerro Calán, Santiago de Chile (Chile), August 12, 2014

Contributed presentations

  • Gas at extremely high densities in OMC-1, APEX meeting, Ringberg (Germany), Feb. 3-5, 2020

  • From fibers to embedded clusters, Crete III: Through dark lanes to new stars, Sept. 23-27, 2019, Crete (Greece)

  • Clusters as complex fiber networks, From Gas to Stars: The Links between Massive Star and Star Cluster Formation, Sept. 16-20, 2019, Yorkshire Museum, York (UK)

  • ALMA observations of the Orion Integral Shape Filament: Evidence of fibers in a massive cloud, IAU Symposium 345: Origins: From the Protosun to the first steps of life, Vienna (Austria), Aug. 20-31, 2018

  • Star-formation tracers in Orion, Astrochemistry Seminar, Leiden, Feb. 13, 2018

  • ALMA observations of the Orion Integral Shape Filament, NOVA meeting, Groningen (The Netherlands), Oct. 31, 2017

  • Clusters as complex fiber networks, Third Dutch Cluster meeting, Leiden (The Netherlands), Oct.6, 2017

  • Fibers in the NGC1333 proto-cluster, MODEST17, Prague (Czech Republic), Sept. 18-22, 2017

  • ORION-4D: towards a unified theory of low- and high-mass star formation, Galactic Star Formation with Surveys, Heidelberg (Germany), July 3-7, 2017

  • ORION-4D: towards a unified theory of low- and high-mass star formation, Astrochemistry Seminar, Leiden, Oct. 18, 2016

  • Quiescent Fibers in the NGC1333 proto-cluster, ViaLactea2016: The Milky Way as Star Formation Engine, Rome, Sept. 26-30, 2016

  • Gas kinematics in low- and high-mass filaments, The Early Phase of Star Formation Conference 2016 (EPoS), Ringberg (Germany), June 26 - July 1, 2016.

  • Star Formation Efficiency in Molecular clouds (PhD Seminar), Institute for Astrophysics, Univ. Vienna, April 21, 2015

  • The M-project - Act I: A 6pc long, sonic filament, Structure of filaments in Molecular clouds and their relation to the star formation process, Universität Sternwarte München, Munich (Germany), March 23-25, 2015

  • Understanding the Internal Substructure of Herschel Filaments, Star Formation across Space and Time, ESA/ESTEC, Noorwijk (The Netherlands), November 11-14, 2014

  • Bundles of fibers, Filamentary Structures in Molecular Clouds, NRAO, Charlottesville (USA), Oct. 10-11, 2014

  • Quiescent fibers in the NGC1333 protocluster, The Early Phase of Star Formation Conference 2014 (EPoS), Ringberg (Germany), June 1-6, 2014.

  • Cores, filaments, and bundles: hierarchical core formation in the L1495/B213 Taurus region (poster prize award talk), Protostars and Planets VI, Heidelberg, Jul. 17, 2013.

  • Dense core formation in the Taurus Molecular Cloud, ESAC, Madrid (Spain), Jan 21, 2013.

  • Formación de núcleos densos en las nubes moleculares de Tauro y Perseo, Dpto. Astrofísica y CC. de la Atmósfera II, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), May 21, 2012.

  • Formation of dense cores by fragmentation of velocity-coherent filaments in L1517, Formation and early evolution of Very Low Mass stars and Brown Dwarfs, ESO-Garching (Germany), October 11-14, 2011.

  • Formación de núcleos prestelares en Tauro a partir de filamentos subsónicos y coherentes en velocidad, IX Reunión científica de la Sociedad Española de Astronomía, Madrid (Spain), September 13-17, 2010.

  • Introduction to the Virtual Observatory, Seminar, Observatorio Astronómico de Madrid, Madrid (Spain), April 29, 2009.

  • Formación de condensaciones prestelares en L1517, Master Thesis dissertaion, Programa Oficial de Postgrado Interuniversitario en Astronomía, Madrid (Spain), November 24, 2008.

  • L1517: From Molecular Clouds to Prestellar Cores, XXXVII Young European Radio Astronomy Conference, Bordeaux (France), September 4-7, 2007.

Posters

  • The best of two worlds: ALMA + IRAM30m observations of the Orion Integral Shape Filament, Hacar, A., AtLast workshop, Munich (Germany), Jan 17-19 , 2018

  • Chemistry in Velocity: investigating gas chemical properties in 4D, Hacar, A., & E. van Dishoeck, IAU 332 symposium, Puerto Varas (Chile), March, 20-24, 2017

  • Scaling relations and thresholds for star formation at sub-parsec scales, Hacar, A., Tafalla, M., & Alves, M., The Interplay between Local and Global Processes in Galaxies, April 11-15, 2016

  • The IRAM30m-Effelsberg molecular survey in the Orion Integral Shape Filament, Hacar A., Tafalla M., Goicoechea J., Frau P., & Alves J., Orion (un-)plugged workshop, July 1st-8, 2015.

  • Cores, Filaments and Bundles: Hierarchical core formation in the B213/L1495 Taurus region, Hacar A., Tafalla M., Kauffmann J., & Kovacs A., Protostars and Planets VI, Heidelberg (Germany), July 15-20, 2013.

  • Dense core formation by fragmentation of velocity-coherent filaments in B213, Hacar A., Tafalla M., Kauffmann J., & Kovacs A., The Early Phase of Star Formation Conference 2012 (EPoS), Ringberg (Germany), July 1st-6, 2012.

  • Dense core formation by fragmentation of velocity-coherent filaments in L1517 and B213, Hacar A., Tafalla M., Kauffmann J., & Kovacs A., From atoms to pebbles HERSCHEL ’s view of Star and Planet Formation Symposium, Grenoble (France), March 20-23, 2012.

  • Formation of dense cores by fragmentation of velocity-coherent filaments in L1517, Hacar A. & Tafalla M., MW2011 The Milky Way in the Herschel Era: Towards a Galaxy-scale view of the star-formation life-cicle, Rome (Italy), September 19- 23, 2011.

  • A molecular survey of outflow gas: velocity-dependent shock chemistry and the peculiar composition of the extremely high-velocity (EHV) gas, Tafalla M., Santiago J., Hacar A., & Bachiller R., IAU Symposium 280: The Molecular Universe, Toledo, May 30 - June 3, 2011..

  • Formation of dense cores by fragmentation of velocity-coherent, subsonic filaments in L1517, Hacar A. & Tafalla M., The Early Phase of Star Formation Con- ference 2010 (EPoS), Rindberg (Germany), June 14-18, 2010.

  • L1517: Primeros pasos en la evolución de núcleos prestelares, Hacar A. & Tafalla M., 2do. Workshop ASTROCAM: “Jóvenes Astrónomos de la Comunidad de Madrid”, Madrid (Spain), September 19-21, 2007.

  • Three Ages for the martian Lithosphere, Fairén A.G., de Pablo M.A., Castilla G. Ruiz J, Anguita J., Hacar A., Toloba E., García A., Rodríguez S.rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston (USA), March 11-15, 2002.

Conferences & Meetings

Astronomical schools/courses/trainings