Jaume Carot (Tortosa, December 1960) holds a BSc in Physics from the University of Barcelona (July 1982) and a PhD in Physics from the University of the Balearic Islands (January 1987). An Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen (UK), he carried out a two-year postdoctoral stay (1987-1989) at the Department of Mathematics, funded through a Fleming Scholarship (British Council), and has undertaken several research stays in the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and Portugal. In 1993, he was hired as a contract lecturer at the University of Madeira (Portugal), where he spent one semester. He has supervised two doctoral theses and several master's theses. Currently, he is a full professor in the area of Theoretical Physics at the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB).
His research in the field of General Relativity includes: mathematical developments (differential geometry and, in particular, the study of exact solutions of Einstein's field equations); relativistic magnetohydrodynamics; solutions with dark matter; the relativistic theory of elasticity (with application to neutron star models), and gravitational radiation from the point of view of its sources and its emission process.
He has authored nearly sixty papers in indexed international journals and a similar number of book chapters and other scientific publications, including international conference proceedings, and is co-author of the books 'Mecánica Teórica' (Ed Reverte 2010, ISBN: 978-84-291-4359-1) and 'Ejercicios de Mecánica Teórica' (Edicions UIB, ISBN: 978-84-8384-338-3).
He has participated in more than twenty competitive research projects, being the PI in some of them, and has also been a referee for a number of international journals, as well as a research evaluator for various research management agencies. At the UIB, he has performed various academic management tasks, including the following: Director of the Master's Degree in Physics and the PhD in Physics (receiving the Quality Award from the Spanish Ministry); Secretary and Deputy Head of the Centre for Postgraduate Studies; Director of the Doctoral School; Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Postgraduate Studies (2013-2017), and Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Internationalisation (2017-May 2019). In 2015, he was elected as a member of the Executive Committee of the CRUE's R&D&I Commission, and in February 2017 he was appointed as a member of the RIS3 Expert Group of the European University Association (EUA), holding both positions until May 2019. He took part in the CRUE working group for the 'Iberian Agenda of Knowledge' (2018-2019). In 2017, he was appointed as a member of the Monitoring Committee of the RIS3 strategy for the Balearic Islands.