Manel Errando

Manel Errando

Assistant Professor of Physics
Director of Undergraduate Studies in Physics
PHD, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
research interests:
  • High-energy Astrophysics
  • Black Holes
  • Active Galactic Nuclei

contact info:

office hours:

  • Tuesday 2:00-3:00 pm
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mailing address:

  • Washington University
    MSC 1105-109-02
    One Brookings Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Errando's research is in high-energy astrophysics, studying black holes and active galactic nuclei with gamma-ray and X-ray telescopes. 


2019 -            Assistant Professor, Washington University in St. Louis
2017 - 2019   Lecturer, Washington University in St. Louis
2015 - 2017   Research Scientist, Washington University in St. Louis
2009 - 2015   Postdoctoral Fellow, Barnard College - Columbia University
2004 - 2009   Teaching assistant, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona


2019 - ArtSci Council Excellence in Teaching Award in Science (Washington University)
2018 - Nancy Grace Roman Technology Fellowship for Early Career Researchers (NASA)
2009 - Outstanding PhD Thesis Prize (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain)
2004 - Erasmus Undergraduate Fellowship (Heidelberg University, Germany)

recent courses

Physics I (Physics 191)

Calculus-based introduction to the central concepts, laws, and structure of physics, presented in an active learning environment. The course is structured around three themes that are treated in depth: conservation laws, Newtonian physics, and special relativity. A daily regimen of homework and reading, as well as weekly homework assignments, small group problem-solving exercises, and active class participation are integral parts of this course.

    Physics II (Physics 192)

    Continuation of Physics 197. An advanced, calculus-based introduction to central concepts in modern physics in an active learning environment for students who desire to major in physics or another physical science, or who have a special interest in physics. The course is structured around three themes that are treated in depth: electricity and magnetism, quantum physics, and statistical and thermal physics. A daily regimen of homework and reading as well as active class participation are integral parts of the course.

      Solar System Astronomy (Physics 125)

      Primarily designed for the non-science major, this course deals with the planets, their moons and rings, comets, meteorites and interplanetary dust particles. In order to understand both classical astronomy and the results obtained from modern telescopes and the space program, basic scientific ideas are reviewed first. There will also some discussion of astronomical history to show how we have arrived at our present ideas of the structure and evolution of the solar system.

        Nuclear and Radiochemistry Lab (Physics 435)

        Application of radiochemistry to problems in chemistry, physics, and nuclear medicine, with emphasis on particle detectors and experimental techniques.