My name is Alejandro and my research revolves around gravitational wave physics... although my interests go beyond this field. This is also the reason why I like to deal with all aspects of gravitational waves: the underlying theory, the systems emitting them, their detection and analysis.
Currently I am a PostDoc in the ambitious and highly interesting TianQin project.
A brief history of Alejandro
I was born in Colombia but moved to Germany with my family when I was ten. There I had the regular life of any cheerful kid that is allowed to explore his little world. At this time I discovered that I am actually more interested in the big world out there than in the (still very impressive and beautiful) world we live in.
To pursue my interests I started my Physics bachelor at the Free University of Berlin... and three semesters later my Math bachelor. I guess, I am simply not content with focusing on only one thing. Afterwards, I also finished a master degree in Physics and another in Mathematics at the Technical University of Berlin. Although both subjects are highly interesting, while writing my Physics thesis I discovered that General Relativity is the field I enjoy the most.
Motivated by the first detection of gravitational waves around the time I finished my Physics master, I decided to look for a PhD position in this direction. During this search I met Pau Amaro-Seoane and later Xian Chen, who not only became my supervisors but mentors and friends. By the way... all this happened at the Peking University where I graduated with a PhD in astrophysics.
Nowadays my journey continues at the TianQin Center. I am very happy to be part of this ambitious project which hopefully one day will help us to get a deeper insight into this big world out there that still puzzles me so much.