I was born and grew up in a city that is
2600 meters closer to the stars, Bogota the capital of Colombia. I did my
undergraduate in Physics Education at
Universidad Distrital Francisco Jose
de Caldas. I spend a few years working for
developing Physics tests for large-scale assessment of education in
Colombia. I combined my work with my master studies at Universidad de Los
Andes where I did my MSc thesis with
Prof. Luis Quiroga. During this time, I had the chance to work with
Prof. Carlos Tejedor at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain) and
Prof. Pawel Hawrylack
at the Institute for Microstructural Sciences in Ottawa, Canada.
I went to Somerville
College, Oxford University in October 2002 with a Clarendon Fund Scholarship and an Overseas Research Student award, and I
did my doctorate with Prof. Neil Johnson. During my doctoral studies, I had the opportunity to spend a few months
Mabuchi's group at California Institute of Technology. I finished my D Phil in 2005 and, soon after, I obtained a Junior Research Fellowship at Trinity College, Oxford. I moved to UCL in November 2008.