Born in Barcelona, I finished my PhD in physics in 2000 at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Université Caen Basse-Normandie. Research in particle physics is a truly international activity which requires professional mobility at different institutes in the world. From 2000 to 2006 I was postdoctoral researcher at Subatech – Nantes (Brittany) and at Columbia University in New York, before definitely settling in Geneva (with a one-year break in 2009 as ICREA research professor at the Universitat de Barcelona – Institute for Sciences of the Cosmos).
My work aims at seeking answers to basic questions such as ‘what is the universe made of?’, ‘how did it start?’, ‘what is time and space?’ using the world most powerful particle colliders in order to study the fundamental structure of nature. [For more details you can take a look at my list publications]. Living close to the Alps allows me also to fulfill my other passion: mountain sports (rock climbing, alpinism, skiing, …).
During this week as @CatalanVoices #curator, I will not tweet much about my scientific and/or alpine activities, but mostly about Catalonia –its politics, history, economy, etc.– a nation going right now through a historical independence process after almost 300 years of Spanish rule. I hope you find it informative.