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Cosmic Microwave Background. Image by Planck Collaboration.

Mauricio Gamonal

Graduate Student
Mauricio Gamonal.
PhD(c) in Physics

Research Interests

I’m interested in improving our understanding on the physics of the very early Universe. In particular, I would like to contribute in building a bridge between the quantum nature of spacetime and potential future cosmological observations, e.g., by developing mathematical and numerical tools to analyze the possibility of measuring imprints produced during the extreme regimes governing the primordial epoch of the cosmos. Currently I'm working under the supervision of Eugenio Bianchi. 



  • B.Sc. in Physics - Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (2018)
  • M.Sc. in Theoretical Physics - Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (2021)
  • Ph.D. in Physics - Pennsylvania State University (2021-Present) 


Honors & Awards

  • Fulbright-ANID Scholarship (2021-2025)
  • Fondazione Blaumann Research Grant (2022)
  • Homer F. Braddock Fellowship (2022)
  • David H. Rank Memorial Physics Award (2022)
  • Member of the American Physical Society.


Teaching (TA)

  • PHYS 213: General Physics: Fluids and Thermal Physics.
  • PHYS 214: General Physics: Wave Motion and Quantum Physics.
  • PHYS 250: Introductory Physics I.