Photography by Iris Monica Vargas©2020



“Conversatorio” XI Festival Internacional de Poesía, Teatro Universidad Interamericana, Ponce, Puerto Rico, March, 2019

“La poesía para contar una historia” National University College, Ponce, PR March 2019

“El libro azul: La máquina examinándose a sí misma” Librería El Candil, January 2019

“Cada memoria, su propio laboratorio” Primer Festival Internacional de Poesía de la Herencia Hispana, Doral, Florida, October 2018

“Ciencia + Poesía =” Pontificia Universidad Católica, Teatro Murga, Ponce, Puerto Rico, March 2018

“La última caricia: poemas” Festival de la Palabra, San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 2014

“De la mano: La poesía y la ciencia – Poemas de La última caricia” Celebración Internacional del Mes del Libro Hispano, Miami, Florida, September 2014

“Let’s Tell A Science Story” MIT Online Science, Technology & Engineering Community (MOSTEC) Conference, August 2013

“Language Barriers and Health Care for Latino Patients: Perspectives of a Spanish Medical Interpreter”  Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA – April 2011

“Physics and the Art (and Science) of Science Writing” University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico – May 2011


“Livedo reticularis as a presenting sign of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection” Shadi Khalil, Brian S. Hinds, Iviensan F. Manalo, Iris Mónica Vargas, Sudhakar Mallela, Randy Jacobs, JAAD Case Report 2020 Sep; 6(9): 871–874.

“Through the Veil of Language: Addressing the Hidden Curriculum for the Care of Patients with Limited English Proficiency” Kenison TC, Madu A, Krupat E, Ticona L, Vargas IM, Green AR Academic Medicine, Jan;92(1):92-100 (2017)

“The nature of Ultra-luminous X-ray sources in early-type galaxies”. Raychaudhury, Somak; Vargas, I. Monica; Jones, Christine; Forman, William R.; Vikhkinin, Alexey; Murray, Steve S. Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Observational Evidence for Black Holes in the Universe, Kolkata, India. 10-15 February 2008.


AIP Conference Proceedings, Volume 1053, pp. 111-115, 2008

“The Hot Gas Content of Low-Luminosity Early-Type Galaxies and the Implications Regarding supernova Heating and AGN Feedback’’ Lawrence P. Davis, Christine Jones, William Forman, Iris Mónica Vargas, Paul Nulsen, The Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 653, part 1, pages 207–221 (2006)

“Developing Solar-blind, Radiation-hard, Diamond-based Ultraviolet Detectors” M.Sci. Physics Thesis, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras (2005)

“Exploring the Playground of the Nucleus: Characterizing the Nuclear Extended Emission in Chandra’s Early-type Galaxy Sample” Iris Monica Vargas & Christine Jones, American Astronomical Society Meeting 205, #92.13; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 36, p.1491, (2004)

“Effects of heavy-ion radiation on the electron field emissions properties of sulfur-doped nanocomposite carbon films” Diamond and Related Materials, 13, 221-225, (2004)

“Exploring the Playground of the Nucleus: Characterizing the Nuclear Extended Emission in Chandra’s Early-type Galaxy Sample” Iris Monica Vargas & Christine Jones, SAO Summer Intern Program Research Papers, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA, (2004)

“Study of the Effects of Heavy-Ion Radiation on Nanocomposite Carbon Films” Materials Research Society Meeting Proceedings, Vol 777, T8.8, (2003)

“In Situ Phase-Modulated Ellipsometry Study of the Surface Damaging Process of Silicon under Atomic Hydrogen” Solid State Communications, 217-220, Vol.116, (2000)

“In Situ Spectroscopic Ellipsometry Study of the Oxide Etching and Surface Damaging Processes on Silicon under Hydrogen Plasma” Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings Vol. 591, pp.295-300 (2000)

“Measurements and Analysis of Diamond Raman Bandwidths” Diamond Related Materials, 1029-1033, Vol.7, (1998)


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