IN A NUTSHELL:
Researcher Mariano Vázquez of the Barcelona Super Computing Center reveals how computer models can both impact health and be a thing of beauty.
Mariano Vázquez, PhD, is a researcher at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center. He helps lead a multi-disciplinary, international team of 25 researchers from the fields of mathematics, physics, computer sciences and engineering. Their common goal: to better understand nature through creating a “computational world” employing the world’s most powerful supercomputers. The vast application field covers aerospace, meteorology, societal behavior, energy, environment, and biomedical research. Born in Buenos Aires, he holds degrees in physics from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina) and the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, in Barcelona. He has been a postdoctoral researcher at Dassault Aviation and INRIA Sophia Antipolis (France), consultant at a software company in Palma de Mallorca, and professor in Girona (Spain).