José A. Caballero

Investigador científico CSIC at CAB


Main Research Fields

Exoplanets, brown dwarfs, stars, instrumentation

Jose is a research astrophysicist at the Spanish Centro de Astrobiología (CSIC-INTA). He played a major role in the design, construction and, now, in the scientific exploitation of CARMENES. Apart from in exoplanets, he is an expert in stellar multiplicity, astrophysical parameters and young stars, brown dwarfs and substellar objects below the deuterium burning limit, especially in open clusters. He has developed his career in a number of institutions in the Spanish mainland, the Canary Islands and Germany. He will apply his expertise with current science missions (Gaia, TESS, CHEOPS) to the design of future spacecrafts for the detection of biomarkers, such as the European Large Interferometer For Exoplanets.

Publications, outreach activities, contact details and more:


astrobiology – astronomical instrumentation, methods and techniques – astronomical data bases: miscellaneous – stars: activity – stars: binaries: visual – (stars:) brown dwarfs – stars: fundamental parameters – stars: late-type – stars: low-mass – stars: luminosity function, mass function – (stars:) planetary systems – stars: pre-main sequence – stars: variables: general – (Galaxy:) open clusters and associations: general – (Galaxy:) open clusters and associations: individual: σ Orionis – Galaxy: solar neighbourhood – infrared: stars – X-rays: stars

Ongoing collaborations