Expression of Interest

Contact Person/Scientist in Charge

  • Name and surname: Pedro Luis Luque Escamilla
  • Email:


Department / Institute / Centre

  • Address: Campus Las Lagunillas s/n, 23071, Jaén
  • Province: Jaén

Research Area

  • Physics (PHY)

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Jaén (UJA) is an EHEA medium-sized Spanish public university (some 16000 students and almost 1000 lecturers) that was established in 1993 and is organized into 6 main Schools/Faculties (Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Work, Faculty of Human Sciences, Faculty of Experimental Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences and two Schools of Engineering). In addition to its 124 research groups, the University of Jaén is proud of its 4 Advanced Research Centers (Earth Sciences, Energy and Environmental Sciences, Olive Oil Research and Development, and Computational Sciences) and of its Institute on Iberian Archaeology Research. Moreover, UJA is integrated into a university network recognized as Campus of International Excellence in the fields of Agrifood (CEIA3), Climate Change (CamBio) and Historical Heritage (PatrimoniUN10).

UJA permanently welcomes new foreign research proposals as part of a conscious effort to increase its international profile and widen both its knowledge and its horizons.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group (including URL if applicable):

The research group FQM-322 was founded in 2002 by Prof. Josep Martí and it is currently leaded by Prof. Pedro Luque-Escamilla since 2012. Their international members conform a research unit working mostly on Galactic high-energy astrophysics in a multi-wavelength context. Our results have deserved to be published in the best journals in the field, such as Science, Astrophysical Journal or Astronomy and Astrophysics.

During its existence, the group has been recipient of local, regional and national funding under different competitive calls. Starting in 2011, the group is actually involved in the international Consortium for the construction of the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) with its main contribution being in the Physics and Large Size Telescope (LST) working groups.

Group webpage:

Project description:

Our research activity is currently structured into two main lines of work in observational astrophysics.

1)   Multi-wavelength study of galactic collimated jets and outflows (e.g. microquasars, gamma-ray binaries, massive YSOs, …) and their connection with non-thermal phenomena across the whole electromagnetic spectrum.

2)   Participation in the CTA, mainly contributing to prepare the future observation strategies and science with this new observatory. Our main interest is on galactic TeV emitters. The group staff also includes one engineer working on the design of the access tower for the LSTs in the central parts of the array.


CV, Motivation letter and Summary of project proposal (250 words) by 15th June 2018

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