Luis Robledo
" Pigmaei gigantum humeris impositi plusquam ipsi gigantes vident "
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Welcome to Luis Robledo's page


June 09 in my office

My name is Luis Robledo. I am  an associate professor in Physics at the Universidad   Autonoma de Madrid in Madrid, Spain. I got the spanish "Acreditacion" eight years ago but it seems not enough to get a full professor position here.

I usually teach courses about advanced quantum mechanics, mathematical methods in physics and computational physics.

My research interests have broadened recently and now I am interested in the nuclear and hadronic aspects of electroweak interactions with matter with a special focus on the detection of dark matter. I am also interested in the physics of cold atoms and quantum dots. Finally, I have also the intention to spend some of my time to look at different aspects of Quantum Computation, Quantum simulations and Quantum Information. I plan to spend a very limited amount of time to  my previous research interests focusing mainly in symmetry restoration of mean field states and the dynamics of fission.

Have a look at my Researchgate page if you want to learn more about my CV have a look at . For my h index and a comparison with my colleagues  have a look  at (spanish only).

This page is written in English to increase its visibility among the scientific community.  A spanish version can be easily obtained using Google translator services.

The motto of this page

The motto of this page is writen in Latin and reads Pigmaei gigantum humeris impositi plusquam ipsi gigantes vident  This is a quote attributed to Isaac Newton that more or less means

If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants

what, in a scientific context, means that in order to develop new theories or principles, you need to rely on what has previously been established by other people. It means that every single piece of scientific work is relevant no matter how insignificant it might look like as, at the end and little by little, it makes the flesh of the giant.

I also like the derivation "If I have not seen as far as others, it is because giants were standing on my shoulders" that unfortunately reflects in many cases a typical situation in scientific life.

See the wikipedia for further information on this issue.

This month research

Nuclear physics

  • Octupole correlations in odd mass nuclei using full blocking and HFB with the Gogny force.
  • Exact calculation of collective inertias in the GCM framework and applications to fission.
  • Calculation of octupole properties of nuclei within a symmetry restoring framework.

quantum many body problem

  • A simple formula for the overlap of multi particle-hole excitations built on top of arbitrary HF states.
  • Implementation of the GCM method for HFB wave functions expressed in different single particle basis.
  • Generalized Wick Theorem for orthogonal HFB states.

Dark matter

  • Particle-Particle (and particle-hole) RPA code for the Gogny force

Condensed matter studies

  • Impact of the Coulomb field in the pairing density in real space

In this page

Latest News

  • Feb 17 Workshop at ECT* (Trento) Unravelling the complexity of nuclear systems
  • Sep 17 I plan to attend the  Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy (Sanghai) Symposium

My adress

Luis Robledo
Dep. Física Teórica, Módulo 15
c/ Francisco Tomas y Valiente 7
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
28049 Madrid, Spain

Phone: +34 91 497 55 66
Fax: +34 91 497 39 36