My name is Carlos Pobes, I was born in Zaragoza and grew up in a town on the banks of the Ebro river called Gallur. I’m an astroparticle physicist, although that may not say much.
I began in research studying things like neutrinos or dark matter. Besides being a fascinating subject in itself, experiments in Astroparticle Physics are generally carried out in exotic locations, such as underground laboratories, tropical islands, or even the South Pole.
Since I was a child, I have been passionate about mountains, adventure and sports. So when I found out there was an experiment in my field at the South Pole I knew it was something I would like to do. For a long time I had it parked, like one of those dreams that you think you will never realize, until in 2011 the appropriate circumstances arose, and I decided to try my luck …
If you want to know how my dream came true and everything related to this polar experience, take a walk here. And be careful what you dream …
Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Aragon Institute of Nanoscience and Materials (INMA) working on the development of particle sensors based on superconducting materials. These detectors work at very low temperatures, much lower even than at the South Pole, very close to absolute zero.
Also, from a very young age, I have been passionate about science communication and since 2007 I have been involved in lots of outreach activities. In 2015 my life took another unexpected turn when I joined the team of the Aragón TV outreach program “En Ruta con la Ciencia” as a presenter.