Since December 2021 I have been a tenured scientist at the CSIC, the Spanish National Research Council. Previously my research took me all over the world. As a lecturer I started in Glasgow at the University of Strathclyde (2015-2019), then moved to the University of Barcelona (2018-2021) and then to CSIC where I am currently. As a Post-Doc, I started at the University of Barcelona, then moved to the University of Queensland in Brisbane, and then to the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) in Barcelona. I have two PhD degrees, one from the Politecnico di Torino and one from the University of Barcelona.


Awards & honours

  • Cern Summer Student 1999.

  • Marie Curie Fellow 2011-2013.
  • Strathclyde Chancellor’s Fellow, 2015-2020.
  • Ramon y Cajal Fellow 2018-2023.



I have published 50 papers including 2 Nature Physics, 2 Nature Comm., 1 Science, 3 Physical Review X, 5 Physical Review Letters and 3 Physics Letters B and 1 Report of Progress in Physics.

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Books & Codes

Springer Lecture Notes on Physics on Tensor Network contractions.

Lecture notes on Fermionic systems.

Code for performing tensor network simulations.

Supervision and Teaching

I have supervised and co-supervised 4 PhD students, several master students and undergraduate students, 

I teach the tensor networks course in the master of quantum technologies at UB.

And have an extensive experience of teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level in Spain and UK. 


Mari Carmen Bañuls
Pasquale Calabrese
Philippe Corboz
Glen Evenbly
Philippe Hauke
Jose Igancio Latorre
Maciej Lewenstein
Erik Tonni
Frank Verstraete
Guifre Vidal
Peter Zoller


Several outreach seminars among which the series of lectures about The unveiling quantum mechanics through his funding fathers  at Casa Elizalde in Barcelona.

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