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I am Lecturer at the Physics and Mathematics Department of the University of Alcalá, Spain.  Since 2012 I am member of the Space Research Group  and I am involved in the Solar Orbiter Energetic Particle Detector (EPD) project. Solar Orbiter is an European Space Agency (ESA) mission dedicated to solar and heliospheric physics, planned for launch in October 2018. It was selected as the first medium-class mission of ESA’s Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 Programme. Solar Orbiter will have an elliptic orbit with heliocentric distances varying between 0.9AU at aphelion and 0.28AU at perihelion. The orbit inclination will reach latitudes higher than 25 degrees with respect to the solar equator in the extended mission phase. EPD will measure the composition, timing and anisotropies of suprathermal and energetic particles.

In my previous position at the Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics at the University of Kiel, Germany, I was part of the Science team of  the Solar Electron and Proton Telescope onboard  the STEREO spacecraft. I am still deeply involved in SEPT data analysis, with particular research interest in multi-spacecraft observations of Solar Energetic Particle (SEP) events showing broad angular particle spread in the inner heliosphere.

Contact information:
Raúl Gómez Herrero
Space Research Group
Universidad de Alcalá, Departamento de Física y Matemáticas
E-28871 Alcalá de Henares
Tel: +34 91 8854942

e-mail: raul.gomezh {at} uah.es

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ResearcherID: B-7346-2011

Scopus Author ID: 8633247500

ORCID: 0000-0002-5705-9236

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