My research activity concerns stellar evolution modeling together with the
study of the impact of hydrodynamical and magneto-hydrodynamical transport
processes on the evolution and nucleosynthesis in stars.
I obtained my PhD in Astrophysics from the Toulouse III
University (France) on "Transport processes related to rotation inside
evolved stars" under the supervision of Dr Corinne Charbonnel and Dr Manuel Forestini in 2002.
You can find a PDF version of my thesis manuscript (in french) here:
After my PhD, I have worked as a post-doc at the Institut d'Astronomie et
d'Astrophysique de Bruxelles from 2002 to 2005, in collaboration
with Pr Marcel Arnould and Dr Lionel Siess, mainly, on the
study of production of the radionucleide 26Al by both AGB and
Wolf-Rayet stars. During this period, I also worked in tight
collaboration with Dr Georges Meynet , from Geneva
Observatory (Switzerland), who is an expert in massive stars modeling.
This project was related to the scientific analysis of the
observations made by the INTEGRAL satellite.
From October 2005 to January 2007, I had a post-doc position at CEA
(France) in the Astrophysics Departement . There, I worked
with Dr. S. Turck-Chièze on the modeling of MHD transport processes
in stellar interiors. The main goal of the project was to build a tool to
interpret helioseimic data. I also worked in collaboration with Dr. A.S. Brun on the simulation of
rotating extended stellar convective envelopes.
I am currently also affiliated to the DSM/IRFU of CEA as an external scientific collaborator.
My main collaborators
Dr Corinne Charbonnel, Observatoire de Genève - Université de
Genève / CNRS (Switzerland / France)
Dr Suzanne Talon , Département de Physique de l'Université de
Dr Thibaut Decressin, AIfA of Bonn University (Germany)
Dr Lionel Siess , Institut d'Astrotonie et d'Astrophysique -
Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)
Dr Stéphane Mathis , Service d'Astrophysique - CEA Saclay (France)
Pr Jean-Paul Zahn, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Dr Allan Sacha Brun , Service d'Astrophysique - CEA Saclay (France)
Dr Alejandra Recio-Blanco, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur (France)
Pr Magali Deleuil, Observatoire Astrophysique de Marseille Provence (France)
Pr Georges Meynet, Observatoire de Genève - Université de
Dr Agnès Lèbre, Laboratoire Univers et particules de Montpellier (France)
Pr Jérome Bouvier, Institut d'Astrophysique et de Planétologie de Grenoble (France)
Dr Gérard Jasniewicz, Laboratoire Univers et Particules de Montpellier (France)
You can find my published work at this address.
The POLLUX Database
The POLLUX database is a database of synthetic stellar spectra currently
under development at the LUPM (Montpellier - France).
To learn more about
this project please visit this page
Dr Ana Palacios
LUPM CC 072
Université Montpellier II
Place Eugène Bataillon
F-34095 MONTPELLIER Cedex 05 (FRANCE)
e-mail: Ana.Palacios "at" univ-montp2.fr
phone: + 33 (0)4 67 14 41 27
fax: + 33 4 (0)4 67 14 45 35