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About Me

I was born in Madrid where I have studied both maths and physics, though I have also enjoyed the universities and daily life of some other awesome places like Vienna, Brussels, Barcelona or Rio de Janeiro. I am currently doing my PhD under the supervision of Eduardo J.S. Villaseñor (UC3M) and Fernando Barbero (CSIC).

Short CV

  • PhD. Student at UC3M and IEM-CSIC (PhD La Caixa Fellowship in progress)
  • Master in Fundamental Mathematics (UCM 2011-2012)
  • Degree in Mathematics with the Second National Prize of Spain (UCM 2006-2011)
    • 1 year Degree in Mathematics (SICUE at UB 2009-2010)
  • Degree in Physics (UCM 2008-2013)
    • 1 year Master in Physics (Erasmus at ULB 2012-2013)

Contact Information


My main interests turn around the mathematical aspects of General Relativity and Quantum Field Theories, specially in the presence of boundaries. Due to the characteristics of the spaces involved, I come across quite often with some tricky and subtle aspects of functional analysis, differential geometry and Hamiltonian mechanics. The ultimate objective of such study is gaining a better understanding of how a theory of quantum gravity might behave.



Conferences and seminars I have organized



You can check my official office schedule at Campus global, you can however email me to arrange an appointment at a different time. You can find here my contact information.

Some blogs I follow

Well, actually blogs I would follow if I had more time