Alan Watson: Research

My current research centers on observational aspects of relativistic stellar transients, especially gamma-ray bursts and gravitational-wave transients.

In these studies, I typically combine optical and infrared observations with robotic telescopes that I have developed at the Observatorio Astronómico Nacional with observations from satellites, such as Swift and Fermi, and larger telescopes, such as GTC and Gemini.

I have published more than 90 refereed research papers, which have received more than 7000 citations and have an h-index of 42.

I received the Premio Scopus México 2011 for my “contribution to the promotion and development of Mexican science in the area of physics, mathematics and earth sciences”.