“I have met inspiring people across disciplines that motivate me to think interdisciplinary and celebrate the power of imagination in my approach to physics’ outstanding questions”

After graduating from AUC last year, I have moved to the United Kingdom to study for an MSc degree in Physics at King’s College London. This has allowed me to work with their Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology group on the particle physics of inflation, and has opened a lot of doors for me: in the past year I have published a paper, attended meetings of intercollegiate research collaborations, and have been given the opportunity to further my studies with a PhD at the University of Sussex, also in the UK.

I am really excited to work on particle physics beyond the standard model (BSM), a young field in which physicists explore the possibility of solving fundamental problems such as how gravity relates to the other three (gauge) forces, the observed matter/antimatter asymmetry, and explaining dark matter with new theories.

For this academic career my bachelor at AUC has been a slightly unconventional preparation. Yet I am convinced that it has been very successful at doing so, because besides the necessary physics fundaments that it did certainly offer, it has taught me some key skills that have been and will be very useful in my future.

I have learned to work both independently and in teams, with people from different backgrounds, and to present my work well both orally and written. But most importantly, it has taught me to think creatively and take initiative. And I have met inspiring people across disciplines that motivate me to think interdisciplinary and celebrate the power of imagination in my approach to physics’ outstanding questions.