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Dr Juan Massó Bennásar
Dr Juan Massó Bennásar
Senior Lecturer
Theoretical Physics
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    Dr Juan Massó Bennásar


    Brief CV

    I got my PhD in November of 1992 from the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB). My thesis provided the first 3D Numerical Relativity code with a hyperbolic formulation of the Einstein Equations. I was Assistant professor at UIB from 1992 to 1996 and postdoctoral research associate at NCSA (National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Urbana, Illinois, USA) from 1992 to 1994 and research scientist from 1995 to 1996. I was awared an advanced DASC fellowship in 1995. In 1996 I became senior research scientist and director of supercomputing at the Albert Einstein Institut - Max Planck Gravitationphysik in Potsdam, Germany (1996-1998), where I co-created one of the first and more extensible open multiphysics frameworks for Computational Physics ( applied to Numerical Relativity. I came back to UIB as Associate Professor in 1998, and as coordinator of Supercomputing, I was responsible for the first Linux supercomputing cluster in Spain. In 1999-2000 I was technological advisor of the Govern de les Illes Balears. From 2000 to 2009 I was the founder, CEO and Chief Scientific Officer of GridSystems, one of the leading European grid middleware companies that won the IST prize in 2003, reaching a revenue of 5 Million euros and a team of 40 people. GridSystems was involved in many innovative European and Nationa projects with a total budget of more than 200 Million euros. Since 2012 I am heavily involved in Simflowny, an extensible open platform for scientific modelling and simulation, which automatically generates advanced parallel code capable of exascale performance. I lead the Advanced Computational Physics group, created in 2018 at the UIB.


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    Subjects taught. Academic Year 2019-20

    Subjects taught
    Subject Degree/campus
    21004 - Computer Aided Physics
    21055 - Relativity and Cosmology
    11304 - Distributed Computing

    Teaching, 5 previous years

    Subject Degree
    11304 - Distributed Computing
    20356 - Foundations of Installations
    • Degree in Food and Agriculture Engineering and the Rural Environment2014-15, 2015-16
    21004 - Computer Aided Physics
    21055 - Relativity and Cosmology


    Research groups

    Group Membership type
    Advanced Computational Physics (ACP) Main researcher
    Relativity and Gravitation (GRG) Collaborator
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