CCQ Distinguished Research Scientist Angel Rubio Awarded Spanish National Research Prize

Angel Rubio receives the Spanish National Research Prize from Queen Letizia and King Felipe VI of Spain. MPSD

The Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities awarded quantum physicist Angel Rubio the Spanish National Research Prize for his achievements in predicting new properties of nanoscale materials and nonequilibrium phases of matter.

The government of Spain awards the prize to Spanish scientists whose work is “contributing exceptionally to the advancement of science, to a better understanding of human beings and their coexistence, to the transfer of technology and to humanity’s progress.” Rubio received the honor from King Felipe VI in a ceremony held on March 15.

Rubio is a distinguished research scientist at the Flatiron Institute’s Center for Computational Quantum Physics and the managing director and theory department director of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter in Germany. He is also a distinguished professor of physics at the University of the Basque Country and a professor of physics at the University of Hamburg.

Rubio is one of the founders of the European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility and the originator of the widely used open-source computational framework Octopus. Rubio’s research focuses on predicting and understanding the electronic and structural properties of condensed matter.

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