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José Ignacio Latorre

Curator. Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Barcelona

José Ignacio Latorre received his doctorate in the theory of quantum chromodynamics of the elementary particles. He became postdoc at MIT in the USA and, subsequently, at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen. He is currently Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Barcelona and Long-Term Visiting Professor at the Center for Quantum Technologies of Singapore. He has researched in various areas of elementary particles, in applications of artificial intelligence and in the theory of quantum information. He leads the Quantic group to build a quantum computer in Barcelona Supercomputing Center. He has also written several popular science books, such as La nada, o el vacío cuántico (The Nothing, or the Quantum Vacuum) and Cuántica, tu futuro en juego (Quantum, Your Future at Stake). He is the managing director of Pedro Pascual Benasque Science Center and he actively participates in promoting quantum mechanics both in the business world and in the humanities. Finally, he has produced two documentaries, one of them compiles the memories of Roy Glauber, until recently the last living scientist from the Manhattan Project. With two friends from Alicante, he produces great wine.

Update: 4 February 2019



An exhibition that explores the influence of Quantum Physics on our everyday lives.



In search of the invisible

Has participated in

Quantum: A Debate with Scientists and Artists

Inaugural debate of “Quantum”

Kosmopolis 2019

10th Amplified Literature Fest

«2001: A Space Odyssey» from the Standpoint of Present-Day Science

With Ricard Solé, Gemma Marfany, Sergi Valverde, and José Ignacio Latorre