Dr. Óscar Nájera

Dr. Óscar Nájera

Software distiller & Recovering Physicists

Tribe29 GmbH

About me

“You’re here because you know something. What you know you can’t explain, but you feel it. You’ve felt it your entire life, that there’s something wrong with the world.”

Morpheus, The Matrix

I’m a tremendously curious person, hunting after every new thing. I studied Physics because it was fun. I really enjoy learning about the only universe I’ll ever life on. I found most interesting Solid State Physics and Statistical Mechanics, which led me into a PhD in Strongly Correlated Electrons. Those were crazy days, trying to understand how interactions between electrons affect their collective behavior.

Computers are the dark side, it is not enough to understand the universe, I also want to control it. Inside a computer I can, a computer is a simulator and I develop simulations, that was my PhD. With that power, I also realized the potential to create new realities. Software is a tool to shape our realities, to extend our capabilities, it is even executable knowledge.

I have learned everything about computers online, and believe in sharing knowledge and software online. To learning you need to seeing how things are done and Free Software encourages this philosophy very nicely. People can share their work and ideas to others to learn even better build upon.

When I get a chance I got out to dance. I like West Coast Swing the most, and you can also find me dancing Salsa, Bachata and even some Ballroom dances. Dancing is the most amazing recreation form it is Art and Sport, it is a challenging craftsmanship.

Interests

  • Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS)
  • Emergent Phenomena
  • Statistical Physics
  • Automation
  • Computational Systems analysis

Education

  • PhD in Strongly Correlated Electron Systems, 2017

    Université Paris-Saclay (Paris-Sud)

  • Master in Molecular Nano- bio-photonics (MONABIPHOT), 2014

    École Normale Supérieure de Cachan

  • Diploma Physics, 2012

    Escuela Politécnica Nacional

Contact

The simplest way of communication is by email. You can communicate securely with me using GnuPG (If you don’t know about it, it is a good time to learn). My key-ID has the fingerprint

7D28 EBAE F208 A715 363D 3C7A BF54 14CD C5E4 73B3

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Software Developer

Tribe29 GmbH

September 2018 – Present Munich, Germany
Working with a high growth open-source software firm focused on Infrastructure and Application Monitoring for any environment.
 
 
 
 
 

PhD in Strongly Correlated Electron Systems

Université Paris Saclay (Paris-Sud)

September 2014 – December 2017 Orsay, France
Dissertation
Study of the dimer Hubbard Model within Dynamical Mean Field Theory and its application to VO\(_2\)

Develop Many Body Physics simulations using Quantum Monte Carlo Algorithms. I implemented in Python, and C++ the necessary algorithms for the simulations, data collection and data analysis. I supported the infrastructure where my software had to run. Managing the High Performance computing cluster, having Continuous Integration Services setup using cloud services to insure code quality. Implemented as a side project Sphinx-Gallery which currently powers the scientific Python documentation websites.

Theory Group at Laboratoire de Physique des Solides

Publications

Education

 
 
 
 
 

PhD in Strongly Correlated Electron Systems

Université Paris Saclay (Paris-Sud)

September 2014 – December 2017 Orsay, France
Dissertation
Study of the dimer Hubbard Model within Dynamical Mean Field Theory and its application to VO\(_2\)
 
 
 
 
 

Master in Molecular Nano- bio-photonics (MONABIPHOT)

École Normale Supérieure de Cachan

September 2013 – August 2014 Cachan, France
Mémoire
Study of spin-orbit effects in the Mott-Hubbard metal-insulator transition
 
 
 
 
 

Physics Diploma

Escuela Politécnica Nacional

October 2006 – August 2012 Quito, Ecuador
Diploma Thesis
Estimation, by computer simulation, of the exchange energy dispersion between polar nano-regions in \(Pb_xBi_4Ti_{3+x}O_{12+3x}; x=\{2,3\}\) relaxor ferroelectrics
 
 
 
 
 

German Abitur

Colegio Aleman Quito

October 1997 – June 2006 Quito, Ecuador
  • German Abitur May 2006
  • Ecuadorian High School Diploma June 2005