Today we are proud to announce the winners of our travel grant for European student attendees of the APS March meeting in San Antonio, TX.
Why did Authorea sponsor these travel grants? At Authorea, we want to build bridges between scholars, disciplines, and cultures in order to form a collaborative scholarly community at a global scale. Sometimes, face-to-face meetings are the best catalysts for sharing and creating new connections. Two of us at Authorea - Alberto and Matteo - are from Italy. They have benefited from academic careers abroad (postdocs at Harvard and University of California, Santa Barbara, respectively) also thanks to important connections they made at international conferences in the early stages of their academic career.
Our winners for the March Meeting are Alberto De La Torre and Juan Trastoy Quintela, both from Spain. We hope that the connections they made at the March Meeting will bring fruitful collaborations.
Alberto De La Torre A native of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Alberto received his undergraduate degree there before going on to join the group of Felix Baumberger at the University of Geneva, where he is pursuing a PhD in Condensed Matter Physics. In his spare time, Alberto keeps very active, from skiing to basketball, from triathlons to badminton.
Juan Trastoy Quintela Also from Spain, Juan recently received his PhD from Unité Mixte de Physique in Paris. In Le Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Thales group, Juan conducted research on high temperature superconductors. An avid traveler, Juan speaks English, French, and Portuguese in addition to both Castilian and Galician.