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Rebeca Garcia Lopez


Name: Dr. Rebeca Garcia Lopez

Title: Researcher

E-Mail: rgarcia@cp.dias.ie

Phone: +353 1 4406656 extn 352

Address: 31 Fitzwilliam Place, D02-XF86

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Research Interests:
Star formation, circumstellar disks, protostellar jets, infrared interferometry.

Biographical Sketch:
Rebeca Garcia Lopez studied Physics at La Laguna University (Canary Islands, Spain). She completed her PhD at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” in 2009, where she studied the properties of protostellar jets to find clues about their origins. This triggered her interest in high spatial resolution studies of young stellar objects. The quest to observe the jet central engine brought her to work at the interferometric group of the Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy in Bonn (MPIfR), where she became an expert in interferometric observations of young stars. From 2014, she is working at the Dublin Institute for Advance studies where she is involved in the scientific exploitation of GRAVITY, the second generation interferometric instrument for the VLT-interferometer. Recently, she has been awarded with a Marie Sklodowska-Curie individual Fellowship to investigate the properties of the innermost regions of protoplanetary discs.

Selected Publications:
Garcia Lopez, Rebeca; Kurosawa, Ryuichi; Caratti o Garatti, Alessio, et al. “Investigating the origin and spectroscopic variability of the near-infrared H I lines in the Herbig star VV Ser”, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 456, p. 156-170, 2016.
(ads link: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016MNRAS.456..156G)

Caratti o Garatti, A.; Garcia Lopez, R.; Ray, T. P.; Eislöffel, J.; Stecklum, B.; Scholz, A.; Kraus, S.; Weigelt, G.; Kreplin, A.; Shenavrin, V. “Investigating 2MASS J06593158-0405277: AN FUor Burst in a Triple System?” The Astrophysical journal Letters, Volume 806, id. L4, 5pp, 2015. (ads link: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015ApJ…806L…4C)

Garcia Lopez, R.; Tambovtseva, L. V.; Schertl, D.; Grinin, V. P.; Hofmann, K.-H.; Weigelt, G.; Caratti o Garatti, A. “Probing the accretion-ejection connection with VLTI/AMBER. High spectral resolution observations of the Herbig Ae star HD 163296”, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volumne 576, id. A84, 13pp, 2015. (ads link: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015A%26A…576A..84G)

Antoniucci, S.; García López, R.; Nisini, B.; Caratti o Garatti, A.; Giannini, T.; Lorenzetti, D “POISSON project. III. Investigating the evolution of the mass accretion rate”, Volume 572, id. A62, 20pp, 2014. (ads link: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014A%26A…572A..62A)

Garcia Lopez, R.; Caratti o Garatti, A.; Weigelt, G.; Nisini, B.; Antoniucci, S. “Spatially resolved H2 emission from a very low-mass star”, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 552, id. L2, 6pp, 2013. (ads link: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013A%26A…552L…2G )