Nirvana Caballero

I am a theoretical physicist working at the Faculty of Science of Université de Genève in Switzerland.

 

My research interests involve the collective behavior of disordered systems, non-equilibrium dynamics, and phase transitions

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I develop and use advanced analytical and numerical techniques to treat the equilibrium and non-equilibrium features of different systems. I use high-performance computing techniques (General Purpose Graphical Processing Units techniques) for example, to model systems by Molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations, or coarsened models following Langevin dynamics. I work in very close collaboration with experimentalists of different areas of physics and biology. I am always looking for connections between theory, numerical simulations, and experiments.

I have the honor of being part of the groups of two of the best researchers in my field: Prof. Thierry Giamarchi and Prof. Patrycja Paruch.  

I am proudly working at the University of Geneva (UNIGE).
UNIGE is in the top 1% of the world's best universities. 

Selected Honors, Awards, and Leadership postions

President

Association of Postdoctoral Researchers of the University of Geneva (APDU)

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2021-present

Role: Leading and managing the association with other committee members. The association is focused on increasing the impact of PostDocs through local and international activities while contributing to the development of young scientists.

Early-Career Member

Institute Of Physics (IOP), United Kingdom

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2021-2025

Biological Physics Committee

Phase Transitions

University of Geneva, Switzerland

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2019

Along with Prof. Eugene Sukhorukov, we got excellent evaluations for teaching this course. The global appreciation of the course by the students was 3.88 (over 4 total points) in 2019. This score (not always available) is based on anonymous interviews with students, made by the University of Geneva.

Best poster award of the topic Out-of-equilibrium Aspects

The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP)

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2019

Prize awarded at 27th IUPAP International Conference on Statistical Physics for my oral exposition of the poster 184 of Topic 2.

Excellence Scholarship

Swiss Confederation, Switzerland

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2018-2019

I was awarded this Scholarship by the Suisse Confederation to work in the Physics of disordered systems. Success rate 2017: 256 (number of awards)/1184 (candidates that overcame the first evaluation stage from 180 countries) -data by SERI-.

Postdoctoral Fellowship

National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Argentina

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2016-2019

Competitive national fellowship

Doctoral Fellowship

National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Argentina

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2013-2016

Competitive national fellowship to finish doctoral studies

Doctoral Fellowship

National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Argentina

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2011-2013

Competitive national fellowship to initiate doctoral studies

Masperi Prize, Special Mention

Argentine Physical Society

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2011

Prize to the best "Licenciatura" (Master equivalent) thesis in Physics defended in Argentina in the two years time period 2010-2011.

Academic Positions

Current Position-Since September 2019

Teaching Assistant

Course: Advanced Solid Physics: Phase transitions and Collective Phenomena

Professor in charge: Prof. Eugene Sukhorukov

Postdoctoral Researcher

Topic: Combined effects of disorder and interactions on classical systems

Prof. Thierry Giamarchi and Prof. Patrycja Paruch groups.

Faculty of Science at the University of Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland

September 2018-August 2019

Teaching Assistant

Course: Advanced Solid Physics: Phase transitions and Collective Phenomena

Professor in charge: Prof. Thierry Giamarchi

Swiss Government Excellence Postdoctoral Scholarship holder

Topic: Ferroelectric materials at the nanoscale

Advisor: Prof. Thierry Giamarchi, Co-Advisor Prof. Patrycja Paruch groups

Faculty of Science at the University of Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland

April 2016- April 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher

Topic: Effective models for the study of dynamical properties of magnetic domain walls

Advisor: Prof. Sebastian Bustingorry

National Atomic Energy Commission

Bariloche, Argentina

April 2011-March 2016

Ph.D. in Physics (Doctora en Fisica)

Thesis title: Rotational dynamics and orientational order of compounds with glassy phases

Supervisor: Prof. Pablo Serra.

Faculty of Mathematics, Astronomy and Physics, National University of Cordoba

Cordoba, Argentina

2011-2013

Teaching Assistant*

Courses: Introductory Mathematics (1st year course), Introductory Physics (1st year course), Modern Physics (3rd year course), Electromagnetism (3rd year course).

 

Faculty of Mathematics, Astronomy and Physics at the National University of Cordoba

Cordoba, Argentina

*These positions are only given through an evaluation process to the best 6 Ph.D. students of the Faculty interested in teaching (after 2013 I decided to focus on other activities, and did not apply anymore for the position).

March 2006-March 2011

Equivalent to Bachelor +Master in Physics (Licenciada en Fisica)

Thesis title: Orientational and Rotational Dynamics of plastic and liquid CBrCl3

Supervisor: Prof. Pablo Serra.

Faculty of Mathematics, Astronomy and Physics, National University of Cordoba

Cordoba, Argentina

2010-2011

Student Teaching Assistant*

Faculty of Mathematics, Astronomy and Physics at the National University of Cordoba

Cordoba, Argentina

*These positions are only given through an evaluation process to the best Master students of the Faculty interested in teaching.