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Mikael Wallerstedt

Eliel Camargo-Molina

Natural Sciences Fellow, SCAS.
Researcher, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University.
Visiting Researcher, Imperial College London

Eliel Camargo-Molina received his PhD from Universität Würzburg in 2015. He has held postdoctoral
fellowships at Lund University, Imperial College London and Uppsala University. 

His research explores the connection between particles, the smallest things we know, and our Universe,
the largest there is. Our best theory of the particle world, the Standard Model (SM), does not answer
important questions about the Universe we observe, such as why there is much more matter than anti-
matter. Physicists have proposed many theories to address these questions, and Camargo-Molina show-
ed that the very fact that we are here is a test of the validity of such theories, as they often predict an
unstable Universe (PLB, 2014). He has also proposed models that unify nature's forces and address the
SM's shortcomings (PRD, 2017). Lately, he has worked on how the dynamics of the early Universe
could have led to gravitational waves that would be clear evidence of physics beyond the SM (JHEP,

Camargo-Molina co-founded the Art and Science Initiative, created a multisensory exhibit for the London
Science Museum, and was invited by the UN to a future-envisioning exercise. He co-hosts a podcast
documenting the journey towards the first feature film written by an AI.

During his fellowship at SCAS, he will focus on harnessing the universality of phase transitions to find
valuable connections between biology, social sciences and physics. Phase transitions describe the
phenomena at the centre of his physics research but also boiling water, neural network dynamics and
even social transformations..

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2022-23.