LSU Physics & Astronomy Post-Doc Wins Influential PhD Dissertation Award in Spain

Adrià Delhom I Latorre, a Postdoctoral Researcher at LSU
Adrià Delhom I Latorre, a Postdoctoral Researcher at LSU
Olivia Crowell

Adrià Delhom I Latorre, a Postdoctoral Researcher at LSU, received an award for his PhD dissertation from the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC). He was also a member of the research group UV-QG of the University of Valencia-CSIC.

The CSIC, also known as the Spanish National Research Council, serves as one of the country’s state agencies, existing as Spain’s largest public scientific institution. It works for the advancement and dissemination of scientific research and Technology, and subsists as one of the premier scientific institutions in the European Research Area.

Delhom I Latorre received his BS in physics from the University of València (Spain), spending his fourth year at Rutgers University in New Jersey in 2015. He went on to receive his MS in 2016 and PhD in 2021 from the University of València as well. He has been awarded fellowships in Mallorca, Spain, and Mainz, Germany. Other awarded fellowships include a JAE Intro Fellowship and a fellowship given by the Instituto de Física Corpuscular (IFIC) in Spain. From the Spanish Government, Delhom I Latorre received a grant to work on a project under the advisement of Professor Parampreet Singh for three months at LSU in 2019.

Currently a fellow member at the Gravity Group in the LSU Physics & Astronomy department under the direction of Professor and Hearne Chair of Theoretical Physics Jorge Pullin and Associate Professor of Physics Ivan Agullo, his research efforts include analogue gravity systems and their quantum properties. As a theorist focusing on gravitational physics and field theories, his other research efforts include work in modified gravity theories, classical and quantum field theory, and black hole physics.

He currently works on a number of projects and research papers to help within the field of gravitational physics and theoretical science.

“That is incredible,” said Delhom I Latorre of the ability to use physics as a precise tool to “potentially explain everything.”

Around 200 applicants self-apply for a prize in one of the CSIC’s three main areas which, together, encompass all fields of academic research. These categories include Life, Matter, and Social Sciences, and each category gives out a specific number of awards. For the category of Matter, seven awards were apportioned, one of which was awarded to Delhom I Latorre’s thesis on “Theoretical and Observational Aspects of Metric-affine Gravity (A field theoretic perspective)”.

Delhom I Latorre said he feels relief as a result of receiving the award in matter.

“We are here for the science,” said Delhom I Latorre.




Feature by Savannah St. Romain, LSU Manship School of Mass Communication.


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