Beatriz Mingo studied at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain), where she completed her BsC and MsC in 2009. Between 2007 and 2009 she participated in the Undergraduate Trainee program at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC, Spain), under the supervision of Dr Andy Pollock, in which she studied several quasars using data from XMM-Newton's RGS. Beatriz then moved to the UK to start a PhD at the University of Hertfordshire, under the supervision of Prof. Martin Hardcastle, where she further specialised in core and extended emission from radio-loud AGN. After completing her thesis in 2013, she moved to the University of Leicester, to get involved in the ARCHES project, in which she used the 3XMM, WISE, FIRST and NVSS surveys to further her research on radio-loud objects. She then became part of the Swift team, carrying out calibration duties for the XRT instrument, and research on radio-loud AGN. Beatriz is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Open University, carrying out work on the properties, environments, and evolution of radio-loud AGN using the LOFAR surveys.
My research interests focus mainly on radio-loud AGN. I currently work both with large samples and individual objects, in which I use LOFAR radio data, and multiwavelength data (mostly mid-IR, optical, and X-rays) to derive the properties of the sources, the relationship of the AGN with their host galaxies, and the underlying physical mechanisms across different AGN populations. I am particularly interested in understanding the life cycles of AGN, the relationship between their kinetic (jet) and radiative (luminosity) output, and how they differ from X-ray binaries. I actively study the difference between the radio-loud and radio-quiet AGN populations, and the radiatively inefficient (LERG and LINER) regime, to understand how low-power objects are triggered and fuelled. I also work on extended X-ray emission from individual radio-loud sources, where the interstellar gas is heated as the radio lobes shock their way through the host galaxy, or where the relativistic electrons within boost the CMB photons into the X-ray regime via inverse-Compton scattering. I am part of the Athena science working group on feedback in local AGN and star forming galaxies, and the XIPE science working groups on AGN and blazars.
My main collaborator at the Open University is Dr Judith Croston. Some of my other close collaborators are Judith Ineson (University of Southampton), Martin Hardcastle and Vijay Mahatma (University of Hertfordshire), Mike Watson, Simon Rosen, Andrew Blain, Rhaana Starling, and the Swift team (University of Leicester), Silvia Mateos and Francisco Carrera (Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria), Francois-Xavier Pineau (Universite de Strasbourg), Ralph Kraft (CfA), Dan Dicken (CEA-Saclay), Raffaella Morganti (ASTRON), and Clive Tadhunter (University of Sheffield).
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STFC Open 2018 DTP