My family comes from the World Heritage town of Cuenca (Spain), where I was born in September 1975, although I grew up in León, a medieval city with loads of history and beautiful monuments, and surrounded by yet more beatiful mountains and landscapes. I finished my undergraduate studies at the University of Salamanca (July 1997), where, after a short stay at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (up to April 1998), I returned to carry a Ph.D. project under the supervision of Prof.Dr.F.Atrio-Barandela and Dr.A.Kashlinksy. In Salamanca I defended what was the first Ph.D. thesis in Cosmology in that university (February 2002), and later spent three years at the Max Planck Institut für Astrophysik (MPA) in Munich (2002 - 2005), under the supervision of Prof.Dr.R.A.Sunyaev.
 
My second post-doc was within the Atacama Cosmology Telescope collaboration at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia (February 2005 - September 2007), where I closely worked with professors Dr.L.Verde and Dr.R.Jiménez, among many others. With the superb memories from my first stay at MPA, I returned to Munich for my third postdoc, and stayed there until the end of March 2011.
 
In April 2011 I moved back home to Spain and took a researcher position at CEFCA, in the town of Teruel, where I hold a Ramón y Cajal fellowship.
 
Background
Old quarter of Cuenca
León’s Gothic Cathedral
Patio de Escuelas in Salamanca
Entrance at MPA
Campus Hall  at the University of Pennsylvania
Munich’s Englischer Garten
Mudéjar style cathedral of Teruel
© Carlos Hernández Monteagudo, 2014