Professor of Astronomy
Ignacio Negueruela is a professor of astronomy at the Department of Applied Physics of the University of Alicante, Spain. His research is connected with different aspects of massive star formation and evolution, with special focus on the properties of high-mass binary systems - in particular, massive X-ray binaries - and very young open clusters.
Valparaíso 1: A Newly Discovered Massive Star Cluster - Valparaíso 1 is a massive star cluster located some 7,000 light years away. It has been recently detected by a team of astronomers led by Ignacio Negueruela of the University of Alicante, Spain. Valparaíso 1 contains at least 15,000 stars.