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Guillem Anglada-Escudé

Researcher working in Astrophysics and Space Sciences. He obtained his Physics degree (2002) and PhD in Astrophysics at Universitat de Barcelona(2007), and afterwards worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the USA (Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington DC), Germany (University of Göttingen) and the UK, where he was Reader in Astronomy at Queen Mary University of London. He is now a Ramón y Cajal Research fellow at the Institut de Ciències de l’Espai-CSIC. He is also the initiator of the Sustainable Offworld Network (SONet), which is aimed at developing and exploring long term sustainability of human activities in space. He has been involved in the detection in the majority of the nearest exoplanets to the Solar System, and led the team that reported the detection of the nearest exoplanet to the Solar System (Proxima b). His works in exoplanet detection (especially concerning Proxima b), placed him in the “Nature 10” list of most influential scientist of 2016, he was included in the list Time 100 of 2017, and he was selected as European Young Leader 2017 (list by Brussels think tank Friends of Europe) among other recognitions

Update: 29 January 2021



Has participated in

The Nüwa Project: How can we live on Mars?

Guillem Anglada-Escudé and Alfredo Muñoz

Mission ALIA

Science and creation for secondary schools with the Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya


Ricard Solé and Guillem Anglada-Escudé

Next stop: Mars

Commentated broadcast of the landing of the Perseverance rover on the red planet