Jordi Isern


Research Interests

He is working in the domains of Nuclear and High Energy Astrophysics. His research is devoted to the study of the late stages of stellar evolution (white dwarf stars, formation of neutron stars, supernova explosions, gamma ray bursts) and the nucleosynthesis associated to these phases of the stellar life. He is also interested on the impact of these stars and events on the chemical and structural evolution of the Galaxy. From the Physics point of view, he is interested on the use of white dwarfs as laboratories to test new ideas of the Physics of Dense Matter (Coulomb plasmas), Astroparticle Physics (axions, neutrinos,...) and to bound any secular drift of the "constants" of Nature like the gravitational constant G.