Most Relevant Results

Jet substructure and boosted top anti-top resonace searches

I have been a member of the ATLAS collaboration since December 2007. In my thesis, I study jet substructure and its application to searches of new physics with highly boosted top quarks in ATLAS. My work through these years is included in several publications and ATLAS notes.

In "Prospects for top anti-top resonance searches using early ATLAS data" (ATL-PHYS-PUB-2010-008, Jul, 2010) I studied how fat AntiKt jets and jet substructure observables could be used in resonance searches.

In "Jet mass and substructure of inclusive jets in sqrt(s) = 7 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS experiment" (JHEP 1205 (2012) 128) I worked in the commissioning of AntiKt10 jets mass and Kt10 first splitting scale to be used to identify boosted top quarks.

I presented the first boosted tops ever seen in the BOOST2011 conference in Princeton University (ATL-COM-PHYS-2011-485) and contributed to the paper "Jet Substructure at the Tevatron and LHC: New results, new tools, new benchmarks", Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics 39 (2012), no. 6 063001.

I am part of the boosted ttbar group of ATLAS and our latest results have been recently published "A search for resonances in lepton+jets ttbar events with highly boosted top quarks in 2/fb of pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV" (JHEP 1209 (2012) 041). The analysis on the full 5/fb 7 TeV sample is currently approved to be submitted to Phys. Rev. D. (ATLAS-CONF-2012-136).

I am part of the Local Organizing Committee of the BOOST2012 conference which took place in Valencia in July 2012. In this conference I gave a talk on the potential of boosted top quarks and how we can use them in BSM searches. Boost2012 Report will be submitted to Eur. Phys. J.

Grid Computing

My primary mission in the Grid Computing Group of IFIC-Valencia is to test the Tier-2 and Tier-3 infrastructure and to give feedback to the system administrators and the technicians. As part of the user support group at IFIC, I help other ATLAS users with software- and Grid-related problems. I participated in the organization of the "ATLAS software tutorial for IFIC- Valencia users" in 2009 and in the "First ATLAS-SouthCaucasus Software/Computing Workshop and Tutorial" in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 2010.

I am a member of the ATLAS ES-Cloud Squad that monitors the behavior of the ATLAS Spanish and Portuguese Tier-2 sites. In my thesis, I present IFIC-Valencia Tier-3 prototype, its design, deployment and performance. As a Tier-3 attached to a Tier-2 and sharing some of its qualities, this design is of special interest for the community. I have presented its performance in several conferences. I won the Best Student Paper Award in the 4th IBERGRID Conference held in Braga (Portugal) in 2010 (ISBN 978-84-9745-549-7, pags 212-220).


I posses the Teaching Training Course (185h.) since May 2008. This title is needed in order to teach in Spanish High Schools. I have participated several years in the project Rutes Matematiques both as teacher and as coordinator. The project is organized by University of Valencia and consists on different routes in the city of Valencia where the historical buildings and landscape are used to introduce basic mathematics and physics to high school students.

I won the "II Premis Opinió Innovadora 2013" given by Càtedra de Divulgació de la Ciència UCC+i of University of València with the article "Un juego de niños" published in the newspaper Las Provincias.