Lluís Galbany


I am a staff researcher at the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC) and a member of the Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC). In this page you will find a brief summary of my research, a few documents I used for teaching at UAB and UGR, and my publications. My full CV can be found here.


I received my PhD in Physics from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in 2011 under the supervision of Dr. Ramon Miquel at the Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (IFAE). After two years as a postdoctoral researcher at the Centro de Astrofísica (CENTRA) in Lisbon, I was a Fondecyt fellow working with Prof. Mario Hamuy at the Departamento de Astronomía of Universidad de Chile, later on a Research Associate at the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Pittsburgh Particle Physics, Astrophysics, and Cosmology Center (PITT PACC) of University of Pittsburgh, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow (SNDTD project) in the Stellar Evolution (FQM292) group at the Department of Theoretical and Cosmological Physics of Universidad de Granada (UGR), and a Ramón y Cajal Fellow at the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC).

The topics of my research are concerned with supernova physics and observational cosmology. I have worked in characterizing the environment of supernova explosions, and how such properties can provide clues on both the characteristics of the progenitor stars and the physics of the explosions. I also developed a new pure photometric technique to convert type IIP SNe into useful cosmological standard candles. Currently, I am working in improving the standardization of type Ia SNe through the study of their local environment.

I was born in Granollers (Barcelona), so my first and last names are Catalan: LL is a digraph that is pronounced as a palatal lateral approximant /ʎ/ (such as papillon in French, bacalhau in Portuguese, or tagliatelle in Italian), Í should be written with a diacritic because my first name is disyllable and has the strength at the end, and NY is another digraf pronounced as a palatal nasal /ɲ/ (such as champagne in French, vinho in Portuguese, or gnocchi in Italian).

Interview at Radio Manukena

In anticipation to our conference organized in Rapa Nui in 2016

Nancy Roman space Telescope on TV

Piece of news about our participation in Roman appeared in Telemadrid More info...

SN2018evt producing interstellar dust

Press release of our paper in Nature Astronomy. More info...

Colloquia at MACBA

Take coffee and discuss with a cosmologist at the Contemporary Art Museum of Barcelona More info...

AT2021lwx the largest explosion ever seen

The stellar explosion has currently lasted over three years. More info at ICE-CSIC and IEEC press releases

5.000 Eyes - Mapping the Universe with DESI

Outreach talk and projection at the Planetarium of Granollers about DESI. More info...

La Veu Còsmica

An outreach project that combines science, music, and poetry to disseminate astrophysics and cosmology. Youtube, Spotify, iVoox. News: ICE, ICC, IEEC, Audiocat

Blog in Divulcat.cat

I started a blog in the enciclopèdia.cat Divulcat site More info...

Contributing to City Strategic Plan 2030

Interview at Vallès Oriental TV about science and the city of Granollers. More info...

CIència amb Tirador (CaT)

Inspired by previous experience on Astronomy on Tap (AoT), we started a series of science talks at a bar. More info...

SN 2016adj, a supernova light echo in Centaurus A

More info at ICE, IEEC, CSIC press releases

AT2022cmc, a jet born from a supermassive black hole devouring a nearby star

More info at ICE, IEEC, CSIC-CatCSIC press releases

Interview at Vallès Oriental TV

The Perfils programme at VOTV station broadcasts interviews to characters relevant to the social and cultural life of the Vallès and that may be of common interest. More info...

Interviews at La esfera celeste podcast

La esfera celeste is weekly podcast about Astronomy, Astrophysics, and astrophotography where amateur astronomers and professional astrophysicists talk about their activities and research. More info...

Public talk at amb G de Granollers

Public talks from professionals born in the city of Granollers who excel in cutting-edge and exciting sectors. More info...

SN 2018aoz, a type Ia supernova discovered 1 hour after first light

More info at ICE, IEEC, CSIC press releases


Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC)
Campus UAB, Carrer de Can Magrans, s/n
08193 Barcelona


Email: lgalbany@ice.csic.es
Phone: (+34) 93 737 9788