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Dr Carlos Palenzuela Luque

Dr Carlos Palenzuela Luque
Contract lecturer with a PhD
Theoretical Physics
  • Despatx F316tercer pisMateu Orfila i Rotger (Física)


Brief CV

I got my PhD in September 2004 at the Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB). Then I worked in different foreign institutions over the next 10 years (3 years at Louisiana State University, 2 years at the Max Planck for Gravitational Physics and 5 years at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics), which gave me the possibility to learn the expertise of several groups. I am currently working as a Ramon y Cajal Researcher at the UIB since 2014. I have enjoyed mentoring graduate students along these years, co-supervising Miguel Meguevand and Chawla Sarvnipun in LSU, Susana Valdez in CITA and currently Miguel Bezares and Ricard Aguilera at UIB. My dedication to teaching lead me to write and publish a book on foundations of Numerical Relativity with Carles Bona, which has been extended to include relativistic magnetohydrodynamics in the second edition.
I have more than 60 published articles, 14 as a first author (with an average of 3-4 authors per paper, none of them from a large collaboration), in refereed journals with high impact factor; 1 in Science (as a first author), 1 in PNAS, 2 PRLs, 1 ApJL, 2 MNRAS, 31 PRDs and 4 CQG, among others. I am co-author of an invited review in Living Reviews in Relativity, and also have several contributions to conference proceedings. My refereed papers got more than 3200 citations and my H-index is 32. My research has appeared in the cover of Review of Modern Physics 82, Issue 4 (2010), and has attracted the attention of the media, with articles in Highbeam Research (September, 2010), CBCnews (August, 2010) and Science Daily (July, 2011). I got the Jeffrey L. Bishop Award for excellence in research in Astrophysical dynamics (2011), and one of my articles has been included as 2011-2012 CQG Highlights. I have participated in 34 international conferences, presenting 1 invited focus review, 14 invited talks and 19 contributed talks. I have been involved in 7 research projects, both in Europe and in the USA. I am Principal Investigator of the last two of them, AYA2016-80289-P and AYA2017-82089-ERC. I am the Topic leader of the Working group 3e 'Binaries in alternative theories of gravity' of the COST Action CA16104. I am referee of several scientific journals, including Physical Review D, Classical, Quantum Gravity and The Astrophysical Journal. I also worked one year as Assistant teacher at the UIB in 2000, and I am currently teaching Master and Graduate courses.


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Thesis advising

Thesis advisor during the academic year 2023-24 for the following PHD programmes:

Teaching, 5 previous years

Subject Information
11271 - Elements of Numerical Relativity
11309 - Research Seminars
  • Master's Degree in Advanced Physics and Applied Mathematics2021-22, 2022-23
  • Master's in Advanced Physics and Applied Mathematics2018-19, 2019-20
20101 - Physics
21403 - Physics II
22403 - Electromagnetism and Waves
  • Degree in Automation and Industrial Electronic Engineering2019-20
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