Álvaro de Rújula is one of the most important theoretical physicists of the world. He is part of the team since 1977 at CERN, the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN), located in Geneva, Switzerland.
As a theoretical physicist, Álvaro de Rújula has addressed several key topics of this discipline, both in matters having to do with the internal structure of the atom as in matters of cosmology (study of the Universe) and astrophysics, especially the jets ray gamma as he tells, “are mysterious beams of light coming from all over the universe and the origin of which we have not finished yet to understand.”
Álvaro de Rújula attained a Doctor in Physics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and has served as a professor at this university. He has also worked at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques (IHES) in Paris in 1985, Harvard University and is currently a professor at Boston University.
The CERN team launched the Large Hadron Collider, the largest and most powerful machine in the world (LHC in its English acronym) whose purpose is to reveal the infinitesimally small particles-and still-unknown who wrote the rules of everything that constitutes the cosmos today, during the first trillionth of a second after the big explosion which gave birth to the universe, known as the BIG BANG.
Whatever the forms of matter and forces and laws that governed the universe 14 billion years ago, come to life briefly one after another, and if all goes well, leaving their footprints in mountains of computers. Álvaro de Rújula belongs to the European Academy since 1991.