Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Barnard College - Columbia University

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+1 (914) 591 2819 (@ Nevis Labs - Columbia University)

Update: now Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama

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Marcos Santander



  1. Ph.D. Physics (2009 - 2013) - University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA

     Thesis: Observation of cosmic-ray anisotropy at TeV and PeV energies in the southern sky [pdf] (Advisor: Stefan Westerhoff)

  1. M.A. Physics (2011) - University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA

  2. B.S. Engineering (2007) - Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina

Recent selected publications

  1. The Dawn of Multi-Messenger Astronomy (invited review article)
    To appear in “Neutrino Astronomy – Current status, future prospects”, Eds. T. Gaisser and A. Karle - arxiv/1606.09335

  2. Measurement of camera image sensor depletion thickness with cosmic rays - JInst 11 (2016) No. 05 P04019 - arxiv/1511.00660.

  3. Observation of the Cosmic Ray Shadow of the Moon with IceCube - PRD 89, 102004 (2014) - arxiv/1305.6811

  4. Observation of Cosmic Ray Anisotropy with the IceTop Air Shower Array - 2013 ApJ 765 55 - arxiv/1210.5278

  5. Anisotropy of TeV and PeV Cosmic Rays with IceCube and IceTop - NIM A 725 (2013) 85-88 - arxiv/1205.3969

  6. Observation of Anisotropy in the Galactic Cosmic-Ray Arrival Directions at 400 TeV with IceCube 2012 ApJ 746 33 - arxiv/1109.1017    

  7. Observation of Anisotropy in the Arrival Directions of Galactic Cosmic Rays at Multiple Angular Scales with IceCube - 2011 ApJ 740 16 - arxiv/1105.2326

  8. Full publication list...


  1. High-energy neutrino astrophysics, multi-messenger searches for neutrino sources using gamma-ray and X-ray telescopes.

  2. Gamma-ray astrophysics, active galactic nuclei, gamma ray bursts. Hadronic gamma-ray emitters.

  3. Cosmic-ray origin, propagation, anisotropy and spectrum.

  4. Instrumentation and data analysis techniques for high-energy astrophysics.

  5. Science outreach & education.

Recent and upcoming talks

  1. Recent highlights from the VERITAS gamma-ray observatory  (invited)
    Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo Forum, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2016).

  2. Multi-messenger studies with high-energy neutrinos and gamma rays  (invited)
    High-Energy Particle Physics Seminar, Columbia University (2016).

  3. Neutrinos and gamma rays as tracers for cosmic-ray acceleration sites  (invited)
    Particle Physics Seminar, Université de Montréal (2016).

  4. Probing the origin of cosmic rays with high-energy neutrinos and gamma rays  (invited)
    Particle and Astroparticle Physics Seminar, McGill University (2016).

  5. Exploring the high-energy universe with the VERITAS gamma-ray observatory (invited)
    High-Energy Physics and Astrophysics Seminar, Dept. of Physics, Pennsylvania State University (2016).

  6. Multimessenger studies with the VERITAS Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescope
    International Conference on High Energy Physics 2016 (ICHEP), Chicago, IL

  7. A multi-messenger search for the origin of high-energy astrophysical neutrinos with VERITAS and Fermi
    6th International Fermi Symposium (2015), Washington DC

  8. VERITAS and gamma-ray synergy in the search for neutrino sources (invited)
    Workshop: Finding a Roadmap to the First Neutrino Point Source, Drexel University (2015)

  9. Searching for the sources of cosmic-rays with VERITAS and IceCube (invited)
    Nevis Laboratory Seminar. Dept. of Physics, Columbia University (2015)

  10. Searching for the origin of high-energy astrophysical neutrinos with VERITAS (invited)
    4th Astrophysical Multimessenger Observatory Network (AMON) Workshop, Pennsylvania State University (2015)

  11. Exploring the high-energy universe with gamma rays and neutrinos (invited)
    Dept. of Physics Colloquium (2014), Stevens Institute of Technology

  12. The High-Energy Universe as Seen in Gamma-Rays (invited)
    Dept. of Physics Colloquium (2014), Drexel University

  13. A Multi-Messenger Approach to finding Cosmic-Ray Sources (invited)
    Astronomy & Space Physics Seminar (2014), Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Delaware

  14. Searching for the Sources of Astrophysical Neutrinos using Gamma-Ray Telescopes (invited)
    JSI Workshop “Multimessenger Astronomy in the Era of PeV Neutrinos” (2014), Annapolis, MD