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Iván Martí Vidal

Iván Martí Vidal




Affiliation: Departamento de Astronomia y Astrofísica. University of València

Fields or areas of research Astronomy , Astrophysics

Iván Martí-Vidal is a radio astronomer expert in interferometry and polarimetry. He has been the PI of several international projects, related to the study of supernova explosions, stellar atmospheres and relativistic jets in Active Galactic Nuclei. He is the developer of advanced calibration algorithms that are fundamental components of high-impact VLBI projects, like the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT).

After obtaining his PhD at the University of Valencia (2008), he became an Alexander-von-Humbodlt post-doctoral researcher at the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie (MPIfR, Germany; 2009-2011), staff astronomer at the Onsala Space Observatory (OSO, Sweden; 2011-2018), member of the European ALMA Regional Center (Nordic Node), staff astronomer at the Instituto Geográfico Nacional (Spain; 2018-2019), and distinguished researcher (CIDEGENT Program, Generalitat

Valenciana) at the University of Valencia (2019-to date). He is also an active member of the EHT Collaboration and one of the coordinators of its Polarimetry Working Group.

He has obtained several national and international awards, like the Rotary Prize Valencia/Centro (1999) and the RSEF/FBBVA Prize to the best outreach works (2012 and 2020), as well as the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics (2019) and the Einstein Medal (2020), both shared among the rest of members of the EHT Collaboration.

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