ICREA Research Professor in the Institute f Cosmos Sciences - Department of Quantum Physics and Astrophysics at the University of Barcelona His research focuses on the study of gravity, the structure of space-time, black holes, both in the classical and quantum. He has published over 100 research articles and given over 150 invited lectures and talks on black holes, string theory and cosmology. He has been a visiting scholar at numerous universities worldwide (Cambridge, Stanford, Kyoto, Munich, etc.). In 2016 was awarded an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (research projects and competitive single most prestigious in Europe) to develop a new approach to the study of black holes. After receiving his doctorate in physics at the University of the Basque Country (1995), he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Santa Barbara (1996-97) at the University of Durham in the UK (1998-99) and CERN (European Center for Nuclear Research) in Geneva (2002-03). Since 2003 Research Professor ICREA (Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies) at the Department of Quantum Physics and Astrophysics at the University of Barcelona.