I am a mathematical and theoretical physicist. My main areas of interest are gravitation, classical and quantum field theory, and their interplay. My research focuses mainly, but not exclusively, on the study of quantum phenomena in curved spacetimes, such as black hole radiation.
I am currently a CONACYT postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Gravitation and Field Theory of the Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (ICN-UNAM), collaborating mainly with the group of Prof. Daniel Sudarsky. Our aim is to develop the project “The Cauchy problem in semiclassical gravity and the effects of the quantum state collapse”, which seeks to establish whether semiclassical gravity has a well-posed initial value formulation and what the effects of the quantum state collapse on the theory might be.
Before, I obtained my PhD in 2016 at the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Nottingham under the supervision of Dr. Jorma Louko, and my PhD thesis was awarded a Giulio Rampa Honourable Mention (by SIGRAV & U. Pavia, Italy). Between 2016 and 2018 I was a CONACYT postdoctoral research associate at the ICN-UNAM, working with Prof. Daniel Sudarsky. Between 2018 and 2020 I was a DGAPA-UNAM postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute of Research in Applied Mathematics and Systems of UNAM (IIMAS-UNAM), working with Prof. Ricardo Weder.
Contact me at benito [dot] juarez [at] correo [dot] nucleares [dot] unam [dot] mx.