Javier Román



I graduated in 2012 in physics from the University of Granada. After that I moved to Tenerife where I obtained a master’s degree in computational and theoretical astrophysics between 2012 and 2014. I was a summer fellowship in cosmology at CEFCA in Teruel in 2014. I completed my PhD between 2015 and 2019 under the supervision of Ignacio Trujillo at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias. Between 2019 and 2021 I worked at the Instituto de Astorfísica de Andalucía in the AMIGA project in which I am currently involved. I am now a postdoctoral researcher at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias.


My research is focused on the study of the low surface brightness Universe as low surface brightness galaxies or outskirts and stellar halos of galaxies. With this aim, I develop computational techniques for image processing, high-quality characterization of the PSF and also the study of the optical properties of galactic cirrus clouds. I am also a member of several international collaborations, among which the LSST and Euclid low surface brightness working groups stand out.


My role in the AMIGA project is to provide high quality, extreme low surface brightness optical counterparts with which to provide conclusive clues about the evolution of these isolated galaxies. Optical counterparts are an excellent complement of information to HI observations.