"La Caixa" junior leader postdoctoral fellow
New avenues in cosmic-ray physics and dark matter searches
I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Instituto de Física Teórica UAM/CSIC in Madrid.
I am fascinated by the connections between astronomy, fundamental physics and cosmology.
I study several unresolved problems in the field of theoretical astroparticle physics: the nature of the dark matter, the origin of cosmic rays and the physics of cosmic-ray transport.
I am part of the CTA consortium as deputy coordinator of the cosmic-ray science working group.
Here you can find my INSPIRE profile
You can find my CV here
My research group is funded by "La Caixa" (grant LCF/BQ/LI18/11630014)
Dissect astronomical and cosmological data as portals to understand fundamental physics and the nature of the elusive dark matter that permeates the Universe.
Key research lines:
Search for a population of primordial black holes that could amount to a significant portion of the dark matter. Recent papers: PBH radio/X-ray searches PBH merger rate. Check out the black hole dark dress code
Look for signatures of particle dark matter annihilation or decay in charged cosmic-ray and gamma-ray data. Disentangle dark matter and astrophysical interpretations of anomalies in the data. Check out this review paper.
Understand the origin of cosmic rays and the physics of cosmic-ray transport in the Galaxy by analyzing multi-messenger data: charged light nuclei, antiparticles, non-thermal radiation, neutrinos. The final goal is to understand the microphysics of the interactions between charged particles and the turbulent magnetized plasma that fills the Galactic disk. Check out this review talk at TeVPa.
Model the multi-TeV diffuse gamma-ray and neutrino sky, in prospect of the future CTA observations, and in connection with the IceCube, ANTARES, KM3NET collaborations. Recent papers: CR hardening in the inner Galaxy analysis interpretation multimessenger constraints; Diffuse CRs in the GC