Adrian Montes Plaza
Adrian Montes Plaza studied Physics at the University of Granada in Spain, graduating in 2019. During his Degree project he learned and performed Hartree-Fock-Bogolyubov and Hartree-Fock + BCS calculi with exotic nuclei using effective Skyrme type interactions.
He continued his studies through the Spanish Inter-University Master’s Degree in Nuclear Physics, graduating in 2020, allowing him to visit and carry out experiments in famous Spanish institutions and facilities such as CNA, CIEMAT and IFIC. For his Master’s thesis he studied and simulated dose distributions and multiple Coulomb scattering for protons using the Monte Carlo codes PENELOPE, TOPAS and FLUKA.
Adrian joined LIV.DAT and the University of Liverpool in October 2020, where he will be working in studies of coexisting nuclear shapes in exotic lead isotopes using the SAGE spectrometer and the MARA separator, based in Jyväskylä (Finland). His research is split between the University of Liverpool and the University of Jyväskylä.