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Elena del Valle


What does your conscience say? — You should become the person you are.
Friedrich Nietzsche

So, I try my best through different arts and crafts. At the moment, I live in Madrid with little Julia, Luz and Fabrice.

About my path in Physics...

I completed my PhD in the Departamento Física Teórica de la Materia Condensada, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in March 2009. My thesis was about light-matter interaction in 2D semiconductor microcavities and quantum dots embedded in microcavities, with Prof. Carlos Tejedor.

After that, I had the great pleasure of living in U.K. for a couple of years (March 2011-2013) after being awarded a Newton International Fellowship at the University of Southampton in the group of Prof. Alexey Kavokin.

Between the summers 2011 and 2013, I enjoyed a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers and worked at the Technische Universität München (Germany) with Prof. Michael Hartmann.

During 2014, I had a Marie Curie (IEF-Fellowship for career development) at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. My project was called SQUIRREL (Sensing QUantum Information coRRELations).

I had a Ramón y Cajal position (2015-2020) and now I am Contratado Doctor at the Dep. Física Teórica de la Materia Condensada, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

I am a researcher in Quantum Optics, cavity-QED, light-matter interaction and nanophotonics. More specifically, I am interested in quantum light generation, single and N-photon emission, entanglement, squeezing, antibunching and other quantum properties of light. Frequency filtering, statistics, coherence and correlation measurements.

I am lucky to work on a daily basis with very interesting and fun people, Fabrice, Blanca, Carlos, Juan Pablo, David, William, Camilo, Dmitry, Guille, Alex, Carlos, Antonio and Daniele (through the project Polaflow).

A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions — as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all. Friedrich Nietzsche

About the world we live in...

I am a strong supporter of the alternative socio-economical system known as a Resource based economy, advocated by The Venus Project and The Zeitgeist Movement among other organizations.

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
Friedrich Nietzsche