Humbold Fellow Javier García receives 2021 Early Career Award
Javier García, who has been a Humboldt Fellow at our observatory since 2017, has been awarded the ‘2021 Early Career Award’ by the American Astronomical Society. His main focus is to understand the X-ray radiation around accreting compact objects, such as black holes and neutron stars. With his state-of-the-art model he combines relativistic reflection and the ionization structure of hot accretions disks, which can be observed with X-ray satellites.
The award acknowledges his significant contributions to his working field, which is an intersection of computational atomic physics and high-energy spectral modelling, within only 10 years of receiving his PhD.
The whole observatory congratulates Dr. García on this honorable award.