My research activities started in 1991. I worked in High Energy Physics at the High Energy Physics Group at Universidad Complutense de Madrid (GAE-UCM) and performed several long-term visits at CERN (up to two years). During my Ph.D., I studied the anomalous magnetic moment of the Tau lepton and its use to search for Supersymmetric Higgs bosons in the DELPHI detector at the LEP collider.
After finishing my Ph.D. in 1996, I moved back to High Energy Astrophysics, starting with a 2.5-year postdoctoral stay at MPI-für-Physik in Munich. Since my return to the GAE-UCM in 1998, I continued working in the same field, initially in the context of HEGRA, decommissioned in 2003. Since then, in MAGIC and CTA, my scientific interests focus on gamma-ray pulsars, Active Galactic Nuclei, and Dark Matter search.
My technical activity in the field has been two-fold, applying Machine Learning techniques to selecting gamma rays detected by MAGIC and, since 2009, being responsible for the GAE-UCM laboratory, leading the instrumental activities developed by the group in these experiments. Among these activities are redesigning the tracking system in HEGRA telescopes, producing the camera signal processing electronics, time-stamping and Central Pixel subsystems of MAGIC, designing and prototyping the CTA camera trigger time-stamping system.
In summary, I have co-authored more than 330 articles (including 6 of them in the Science journal), cited more than 14150 times (on average 968 cites/year over the last five years), with an h-index of 65 (SCOPUS). In addition, I have supervised 3 Ph.D. theses. Since 2016, I am also co-leading the MAGIC project at UCM-GAE.
Regarding my university experience, I am currently a Full Professor at UCM, with a long track record (more than 20 years) in similar positions at UCM and Universidad Nebrija. I have been teaching both in MSc and bachelor’s degrees in various subjects, including High Energy Astrophysics, General Physics, Digital Electronics and Linear Systems.
Dept. of Structure of Matter, Thermal Physics and Electronics
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Facultad de Ciencias Físicas
Plaza Ciencias 1, E-28040 Madrid, Spain
+34 91 394 4546