Short bio

I received my diploma in 1999 and my doctoral degree in 2003, both in physics and from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) in Argentina, under the supervision of Daniel Gomez. From 2004 to 2007 I was a postdoc and later a scientist at National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), in Boulder, CO, USA, working under the supervision of Annick Pouquet, David Montgomery, and Darryl Holm. I continued working for NCAR as a part-time scientist from 2007 to 2012. Since 2007 I am a professor at the Physics Department at UBA, where I was also the chair of the department from 2011 to 2015. I received the Houssay prize (Argentina) in 2010, and the ICTP prize (UNESCO/Italy) in 2012. Since 2022 I am the director of INFINA, a joint CONICET-UBA institute working on interdisciplinary and applied physics.
I work on the numerical and theoretical study of turbulent flows, with applications in astrophysics, geophysics, and atmospheric sciences. In the field of fluid dynamics, my expertise includes parallelization methods for computational fluid dynamics, the application of statistical methods for the characterization and analysis of turbulent flows, spectral analysis of multi-scale and multi-physics phenomena, and sub-grid modeling for turbulent flows. Applications include the solar cycle and turbulent dynamos, magnetic reconnection, rotating and stratified turbulence, and quantum fluids. Recently, I also became interested in experimental aspects of fluid dynamics applied to the study of geophysical flows. For more information visit the web page of our research group.