Alba Vidal Garcia

Alba Vidal García

I was born and raised in Leioa (Bizkaia), Spain. I graduated in physics at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). The last year of my undergraduated studies I moved to the Universidad Complutense de Madrid to carry on specific studies on Astrophysics with a SICUE/Séneca grant. I was awarded a "La Caixa" grant to pursue my Master studies in the interuniversitary máster of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Then I moved to Paris where I did my PhD on "Modeling and interpretation of the ultraviolet spectral energy distributions of primeval galaxies" at the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris (IAP), where I am currently working as a postdoc.


in Astrophysics

Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France

Education and employment:


Postdoctoral Research at the IAP.


PhD in Astrophysics: IAP & Université Pierre et Marie Curie.


Interuniversitary Master Degree in Astrophysics: Universidad Complutense de Madrid & Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.


4-year Bachelor degree in Physics: University of the Basque Country.


Professional music degree with a major in guitar: Leioa Municipal Conservatory, Leioa, Spain. Also member of Leioa Kantika Korala awarded choir.

My complete CV can be found here.

Main interests

Signatures of massive stars

in the ultraviolet spectra of star-forming galaxies, and the dependence of these features on physical parameters.

Modelling of galaxy spectral energy distributions

including the transfer of starlight through the different components of the ISM.

Defining stellar and interstellar diagnostics

in the ultraviolet spectra of star-forming galaxies.

Interpreting observations of high-redshift galaxies and local analogs

unig an efficient statistical approach.

A complete up-to-date list of my publications can be found in the SAO/ADS abstract service.

Contact information:


Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, 98bis Boulevard Arago 75014 Paris, France.



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