Almudena Arcones

Almudena Arcones

Professor
Room S2|11 105
+49 6151 16 21547


Research

  • Core-collapse supernovae and neutrino-driven winds
  • Nucleosynthesis of heavy elements and the impact of nuclear physics
  • Astrophysical sites of the r-process: supernovae vs. neutron star mergers
  • Lighter heavy elements from Sr to Ag: site, nuclear physics uncertainties and observational constraints

Publications

Academic CV

since 2016:
Associate Professor for Theoretical Astrophysics, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
2012-2016:
Assistant Professor for Theoretical Astrophysics, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
2012-2017:
Helmholtz Young Investigator Group Leader (tenure track), Technische Universität Darmstadt and GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt, Germany
2010-2012:
Postdoctoral Fellow (SNF) and Feodor Lynen Postdoctoral Fellowship, Theoretical Astro-, Nuclear-, and Particle Physics Group, Department of Physics, University of Basel, Switzerland
2007-2010:
Postdoctoral Fellow, Theory Division, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung and Institut für Kernphysik (SFB 634), Technische Universität Darmstadt
2004-2007:
PhD thesis, Max Planck Institut für Astrophysik, Thesis advisor: H.-Th. Janka

Honors and Awards

2016:
ERC Starting Grant, "The origin of heavy elements: a nuclear physics and astrophysics challenge (EUROPIUM)"
2012:
Helmholtz Young Investigator Group Award
2011-2012:
Feodor Lynen Postdoctoral Fellowship (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation), University of Basel, Switzerland
2004-2006:
International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) Fellowship, Max Planck Institut fur Astrophysik, Garching, Germany
2002-2003:
Erasmus Scholarship, Technische Universität München, Germany

Organization of Seminars and Workshops

  • Co-Organizer, Workshop, “Microphysics in computational relativistic astrophysics (MICRA)”, with A. Brandenburg, Sean Couch, Francois Foucart, Carla Fröhlich, Kenta Kiuchi, Eric Lentz, Bronson Messer, Luke Roberts , July 17 - 21, 2017
  • Scientific Advisory Committee, Workshop, “Forging Connections: From Nuclei to the Cosmic Web a JINA-CEE workshop”, with Brian O'Shea et. al. June 26 - 29, 2017
  • Co-Organizer, Workshop, “Neutron star mergers: From gravitational waves to nucleosynthesis”, with Hans Feldmeier, Gabriel Martínez-Pinedo, Thomas Neff, Robert Roth, Achim Schwenk , Jan. 15 - 21, 2017
  • Co-Organizer, Workshop, “Microphysics in computational relativistic astrophysics (MICRA)”, with A. Brandenburg, C. Fröhlich, C. Ott, C. Pethick, J. Read, S. Rosswog, and L. Tolos, Aug. 17 - 21, 2015
  • Lead Organizer, Institute for Nuclear Theory (INT) Program on “Nucleosynthesis and chemical evolution: recent progress and future directions”, with W. Aoki, J. Dalcanton, F. Montes, and Y.-Z. Qian, July, 28 - August 29, 2014
  • Co-Organizer, Institute for Nuclear Theory (INT) Workshop on “The r-process: status and challenges”, with Y.-Z. Qian and S. Reddy, July, 28 - August 1, 2014
  • Co-Organizer, ECT* Workshop: “Microphysics in computational relativistic astrophysics (MICRA)”, with F. Galleazi, H.-Th. Janka, and C. D. Ott, Sept. 23 - 27, 2013 4
  • Lead Organizer, 530. WE-Heraeus-Seminar: “Nuclear masses and nucleosynthesis”, with G. F. Bertsch and K. Blaum, April 23 - 26, 2013
  • Co-Organizer, Joint Nuclear Astrophysics Seminar, with I. Dillmann and C.J. Hansen, Darmstadt-Frankfurt-Mainz-Giessen-Heidelberg, monthly, since Nov. 2012
  • Co-Organizer, Theory Seminar, Institut für Kernphysik, TU Darmstadt, since Feb. 2012
  • Co-Organizer, Workshop “FAIRness 2012: FAIR NExt generation ScientistS”, with M. Bleicher, T. Galatyuk, D. Nicmorus, H. Petersen, C. Ratti, and L. Tolos, Sept. 3 - 7, 2012
  • Lead Organizer, First EMMI/JINA Workshop on “Nucleosynthesis beyond iron and the lighter element primary process”, with F. Montes, M. Pignatari and C. Sneden, Oct. 10 - 12, 2011
  • Co-Organizer, Theory Seminar, Theory Division, GSI, 2008 - 2009

Outreach

2016:
“Wo entstehen die Elemente im Universum?” Talk, EXOMARS Landing: Special Event at TU Darmstadt, Germany
2015:
“Entstehung der schweren Elemente in Supernovae und Kollisionen von Neutronensternen” Talk, “Was steckt da hinter?”, TU Darmstadt, Germany
2015:
“Schwere Elemente entstehen in Supernovae oder Neutronenstern-Verschmelzungen”, Talk, Darmstadt observatory (Volkssternwarte Darmstadt), Germany
2012:
“Supernovae und die Entstehung der Elemente”, Talk, Astro-Workshop-Wochenende, Deutsches Jungforschernetzwerk, Heidelberg, Germany
2011:
“Schwarze Löcher in der Klingelbergstrasse”, Science Slam der Universität Basel, 3rd prize, Theater Basel, Switzerland
2010:
“El origen de los elementos en la muerte de las estrellas”, General talk, Rotary Club, Madrid, Spain

Professional Services

  • PI Sonderforschungsbereich 1245 (2016 - 2020)
  • PI BMBF FAIR-NUSTAR: NuSTAR.DA (2015 - 2018)
  • Management Committee reserve member for Germany, EU COST Action CA16214 PHAROS
  • Board Member, International Collaborations in Nuclear Theory (ICNT), National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, East Lansing, MI, USA
  • Reviewer for US Department of Energy (Early career award and regular program), GIF (German- Israel Foundation for scientific research and development), DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
  • Co-author of the White paper on Nuclear Astrophysics (2014) for the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee Long Range Plan (NSAC LRP)
  • Referee for The Astrophysical Journal, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Nature Communications, European Physical Journal A, Journal of Physics G, Journal of Physics, and Proceedings of Science
  • Women’s representative, Physics Department, TU Darmstadt (2015 - 2017)
  • Representative of students, University Assembly, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2001 - 2002)





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