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About Me

I was born in Madrid where I 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 did my Ph.D. thesis in mathematical physics under the supervision of Eduardo J.S. Villaseñor (UC3M) and Fernando Barbero (IEM-CSIC).

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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 goal of such study is gaining a better understanding of how a theory of quantum gravity might behave.

More specifically, I study parametrized field theories with boundaries to quantize them in a rigorous way understanding properly the geometric interpretation both classically and quantically.




The importance of science communication is already well acknowledged as a way to conect with the society, to explain our research, and to generate vocations in young students. That is why I am so passionate about it! I love engaging the people with topics that might seem difficult or boring at first, to show them examples where maths and physics appear in their everyday life, and to make them wonder about fundamental questions that can be taken for granted.


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