Dr. Miguel Escudero
(Technische Universität München)
I graduated in 2018 excellent cum laude from the University of Valencia, Spain. My thesis was awarded the extraordinary PhD prize in Physics from University of Valencia 2019. During my PhD studies I also did long term visits to the University of Washington and Fermilab, in the United States. I was a research associate from September 2018 to August 2020 at King's College London, and since November 2020 I am an Alexander von Humboldt Research Associate at the Technical University of Munich.
I am a researcher in Theoretical Particle Physics, Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology. I am broadly interested in fundamental physics and my expertise is studying scenarios that aim to answer unsolved issues in cosmology. In particular, my goal as a scientist is to answer these questions: Why are we living in a Universe with only matter and no antimatter? What is the origin and nature of dark matter? What could dark energy be? What could be the origin of the small neutrino masses? In order to accomplish these ambitious goals, I carry out research at the boundary between theory and experiment. A key part of my work is developing well motivated models and theories that could be capable of solving some of these unresolved issues. In particular, I focus on those that could be tested at current or upcoming laboratory experiments and cosmological missions.
I have published 25 papers in top journals in the field and I have given more than 30 seminars at a number of prestigious Universities and Research Institutes. Some of these institutions include: CERN, Oxford University, Cambridge University, Caltech, The University of Chicago, Stanford University, or Caltech.