Name: Luis Alberto Canizares (Alberto)
Title: PhD Student
Email: canizares (at) cp.dias.ie
Address: DIAS Astronomy & Astrophysics Section, 31 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin, D02 XF86, Ireland.
Personal website: www.dias.ie/alberto/
Alberto is a PhD student of Solar Physics working under the supervision of Prof. Peter Gallagher and Dr. Eoin Carley with a Scholarship granted by the Irish Research Council. His main area of research involves using NASA’s Parker Solar Probe (PSP), the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) and soon ESA’s Solar Orbiter (SO) to study type III radio bursts coming from the solar corona.
Before starting his PhD, Alberto obtained Bachelor degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Trinity College Dublin, Physics with Astronomy from Dublin City University and a Masters degree in Advanced Computational Methods for Aeronautics, Flow Management and Fluid-Structure Interaction granted by Imperial College London.
Alberto has also worked for companies such as Astrium (Airbus Defence and Space) and Activision Blizzard and also was part of the team that built the I-LOFAR telescope in Birr Castle. Alberto did his first research projects at Notre Dame University studying Cataclysmic Variables and at TU Berlin, writing software for manufacturing purposes.
In his free time, Alberto enjoys photography and has published images in RTE.ie, Astronomy Ireland Magazine, Lonely Planet, Trinity News and Smithsonian Mag among others.