About me

My name is Carlos Heredia Pimienta, and I am a Ph.D. student in mathematical physics at University of Barcelona.

I have been motivated by my intellectual curiosity to find answers to abstract, logical, or statistical problems. I am not overwhelmed by the vast amount of unanswered questions that can appear, quite the opposite, it fascinates me since I will keep learning and discovering new things.

My intellectual curiosity also drives me to be a lifelong learner. I collaborated for more than three years in different physics fields, such as String Theory, Quantum Field Theory, and Mathematical Physics. At the same time, I worked as a Business Intelligence (BI) consultant at EY (Ernst & Young). Data Science and Data Analytics was my specialization.

I am a fighter and a positive person. I love traveling and socializing with people from other parts of the world. Over the years, I have learned that teamwork will give us great success if each member of the group assumes responsibility, honesty, initiative, and humility.

Interests

Understanding gravity is one of the significant challenges of this century. Many physicists and mathematicians are trying to explain a phenomenon as typical in our lives as gravitational attraction.

Einstein’s theory of gravity pioneered giving answers and generating unexpected results, such as black holes and gravitational waves. Unfortunately, this theory contains divergences that make it incomplete to describe gravity correctly. These divergences (or singularities) are displayed in places where the curved space-time is infinite (i.e., in the Big Bang and black holes) or, due to its non-renormalizable structure, in Feynman’s diagrams.

Motivated by improving the ultraviolet (UV) behavior of quantum field theories and solving the cosmological and black holes singularities, nonlocal models in physics are currently being studied with considerable intensity. For this reason, my research interests are focused on deepening my understanding of nonlocal gauge theories (essentially string theory and quantum gravity) from a mathematical point of view.