Alan Watson: About

Alan Watson

I studied physics at the University of Cambridge and astronomy at the Universities of Sussex and Wisconsin. I then held postdoctoral positions at the Lowell Observatory and the New Mexico State University.

I’ve work at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México since 1997 and am currently a professor in the Instituto de Astronomía.

My research is focused on designing, building and using telescopes and instruments to study relativistic stellar explosions.

I have published more than 100 refereed research papers in international and national journals, which have received more than 7,000 citations and have an h-index of 44.

In 2011 I was awarded the “Scopus México” prize in physics, mathematics, and geosciences by Elsevier and CONACyT for my “contribution to the promotion and development of Mexican science” and in 2021 the “Premio Universidad Nacional” in technological innovation and industrial design by the UNAM for my work in instrumentation and robotic telescopes.

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