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Our new Scientific Director Jordi Miralda

The ICCUB welcomes our new Scientific Director, Jordi Miralda

Published on 07.10.2019

 

ProfessorJordi Miralda carries on the work done by Josep Maria Paredes,our latest scientific director.


Prof. Miralda earned his PhD in Astrophysics at Princeton University in 1991, after graduating in Physics at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, presenting a thesis on gravitational lensing by clusters of galaxies and large-scale structure. After working as a postdoc at the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge, he joined the University of Pennsylvania as a professor of astrophysics and then moved to The Ohio State University. Prof. Miralda returned to Catalonia in 2005, and he has been an ICREA professor ever since, and a member of our Institute since 2009.

“I thank the trust of the Institute in choosing me as the scientific director”, Miralda says. “We have a lot of people capable of performing such task, and I am thrilled to step up and serve the Institute in this position during a time. My priority as the Scientific Director will be to optimize the conditions and opportunities at our Institute, so our members can achieve the scientific excellence in research, and so everyone feels valued and welcomed”.