Matteo Braglia, new postdoctoral researcher at IFT Matteo Braglia obtained his PhD in Astrophysics at the University of Bologna in 2021 discussing a thesis on Scalar-Tensor Theories as a possible solution to the H0 tension. His research interests include Early Universe inflation and its signatures in the form of primordial features in cosmological observables, Primordial Black Holes and Gravitational Wave Physics. He is joining IFT as a postdoc of Dr. Sachiko Kuroyanagi.
Martín de los Rios, new postdoctoral researcher at IFT Martín de los Rios obtained his degree in Astronomy at Universidad Nacional de Córdoba in Argentina. After that, he obtained his PhD at the same University, focusing on topics related with the application of machine learning techniques to different astronomical problems. From 2019 to 2021, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the ICTP-SAIFR in São Paulo (Brazil), where he conducted research on the estimation of dark matter galaxy profiles with deep learning methods. His main research interest are cosmology, astro-particles and machine learning/statistical methods. Dr. de los Rios comes to the IFT as a new postdoctoral fellow to work on dark matter direct detection as part of the superCDMS collaboration.
Rafael Alves Batista, new "La Caixa" Junior Leader researcher at IFT Rafael Alves Batista obtained his PhD from the University of Hamburg (Germany) in 2015, after concluding his undergraduate and master studies at the State University of Campinas (Brazil). He was previously a Radboud Excellence Fellow at Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands), and held postdoctoral positions at the University of São Paulo (Brazil), and at the University of Oxford (United Kingdom). His primary research activities are in the fields of astroparticle physics and high-energy astrophysics, including: cosmic rays, gamma rays, and neutrinos; dark matter; cosmic magnetic fields. His secondary interests include topics in the foundations of physics and astrobiology. Dr. Alves Batista comes to IFT as a "La Caixa" Junior Leader, where he work on the project "Multimessenger Probes of the High-Energy Universe".
Sebastian Grieninger, new postdoctoral researcher at IFT Sebastian Grieninger obtained his PhD in 2020 from the Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena, Germany under the supervision of Prof. Martin Ammon. During his PhD, he was granted a Fulbright and a DAAD scholarship to visit Prof. Andreas Karch at the University of Washington, Seattle (USA) for 19 months. After his PhD, he was granted a DAAD research grant to join the group of Prof. Anton Rebhan at the Vienna University of Technology in Austria for 6 months. His research focuses on Non-equilibrium dynamics in Holography; in particular the effects of chiral anomalies and (spontaneously) broken spacetime symmetries on the transport behavior of strongly coupled field theories as well as quantum information-theoretic aspects and swampland bounds in de Sitter.


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