Edgar Abarca Morales

Edgar Abarca Morales
Mexico
Aug 2016 – Aug 2018
UPC: Barcelona, LTU: Luleå

As a physicist I was used to the little and big orders, this program let me connect both extremes within the language provided by all kind of matter structures. Also, I touched snow for the first time, I saw it piling up slowly under the northern lights!

Current job
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Doctoral student at Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and Physics of Quantum Materials (Dresden, Germany)
Why did you choose AMASE?
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My biggest motivation was the challenge of listening and feeling through the eyes of other cultures
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What did you learn/experience during your time in the programme?
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I will never forget some livings during my time in AMASE: The secret world encompassed in the mesoscale of materials was shown to me for the first time. As a physicist I was used to the little and big orders, this program let me connect both extremes within the language provided by all kind of matter structures. Also, I touched the snow for the first time, I saw it piling up slowly under the northern lights. I was not alone, but with awesome people from so many places: Sometimes there were AMASE colleagues and friends, other times I could not even guess where they could have been born, in Mars or Jupiter maybe… culture was everywhere and from everywhere!
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