Last updated: January 2021



Prof. José Navarro-Salas Phone: (+34) 96 354 4596
Dept. Física Teórica and IFIC, Universidad Valencia - CSIC
C/Dr. Moliner, 50 Fax: (+34) 96 354 3381
46100 Burjassot (Valencia) (Spain) email: jnavarro [at]

Research interests: My research focuses on the interplay between gravitational physics and quantum theory. I have a long-established research on the theory of quantized fields and gravity. I have been involved in several aspects of gravitational particle creation: from the physics of the very early universe to black hole evaporation.  I am co-author (with Dr. A. Fabbri) of the book "Modeling Black Hole Evaporation", ICP-World Scientific, London (2005).

Academic record: Graduate in Physics, University of Valencia, 1985. Ph. D. in Physic, University of Valencia, 1989. Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Florida (Gainesville, USA) (1989), Imperial College (London, UK), 1990-91, CERN (Geneve), 1991-92. Associate Professor, University of Valencia, 1994. Sabatical stay at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (USA), 2011. Full Professor, University of Valencia, 2011.

Academic Prizes:

Prize of the Cañada-Blanch Foundation, 1977.

Award for Excellence in Academic Performance, 1985, University of Valencia.

Best Thesis award, 1990, University of Valencia.

Research Prizes

Young Researcher in Physics Award 1991, Spanish Royal Physics Society. 

First Award,  Gravity Research Foundation (2017)

Directed PhD students:

-A. Ferreiro (expected May 2021)

-A. del Rio (2018, Best Thesis Award, UV, codirector I. Agullo; Bergmann-Wheeler Thesis Prize, awarded by the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation)

-I. Agullo (2009, Best Thesis Award, UV)

-S. Farese (2007, codirector A. Fabbri)

 -G. J. Olmo (2005, Best Thesis Award, UV)

-D. J. Navarro (2001, Best Thesis Award, UV)

-J. Cruz (2000, Best Thesis Award, UV)

-C. Talavera (1995)

-M. Navarro (1993, codirector V. Aldaya)

Currently supervising 3 PhD students: S. Pla (FPU fellowship), P. Beltran-Palau (FPU fellowship), S. Nadal-Gisbert (UV fellowship).

Research: About one hundred research papers in journals: Physical Review Letters, Physical Review, Physics Letters, Commun. Math. Physics, Class. Quant. Grav., JHEP, JCAP, etc. Main researcher of several research projects supported by the Ministerio de Educación, Generalitat Valenciana, International collaborations, etc. Advisor of 8 Ph.D. Thesis, helping to develop a top research team in the interfase between quantum theory and gravity.

Recent Undergraduate Courses:

Teoría Cuántica de Campos, Física Cuántica, Mecánica II, Métodos Matemáticos

Master Courses:

Quantum Field Theory II