Miguel Angel Requena Torres is a Postdoc at STScI where he studies the interstellar medium at the center of our Galaxy. His main interest is to understand the conditions of the giant molecular clouds that will form the next generation of stars in this very complex and energetic environment. He did his Ph.D. at the Spanish National Research Council in Madrid with a thesis focused on the complex organic molecules in the Central Molecular Zone. Later, he moved to the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn (Germany) where he used data from Herschel, APEX and SOFIA to extend his studies of the Galactic center to other galactic nuclei, helping place those observations into context.
To read Miguel’s post in this blog click here.