I am a research scientist at Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, in Granada, Spain. My institute belongs to a large national research organization called CSIC. I am a member of the Solar System department within the IAA-CSIC and I belong to the permanent staff. My main area of research is thus within solar system science (from a general astrophysics context, rather than a geophysics or geologic context).

     Selected papers that I authored or co-authored lately

  • Rotational fission of TNOs, the case of Haumea
  • A Pluto-like radius and a 0.96 albedo for Eris from an occultation
  • Short-term variability of 10 TNOs

      If you have questions or want to contact me - you can send me an email

      My postal address and other contact details are:

       Jose-Luis Ortiz
       Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia-CSIC
       Apt 3004, 18080 Granada, Spain
       Phone  +34958121311
       Fax     +34958814530

Copyright © Jose Luis Ortiz. Last updated 22-Nov-2012
Topics that I work on, or worked on in the past are various. My current activities are now more focused on the study of Trans-Neptunian Objects (TNOs) and their role in the early phases of the formation of our Solar System, but I am also interested in comets, some asteroids, other related bodies and  even in the formation of other solar systems. In the past, I was more focused on impact processes and for quite some time I studied the jovian planets, which were the subject of my PhD thesis. You can find more details of my activities in my research page.


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