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Alicia M. Sintes


Alicia M. Sintes (Menorca, 1969) is a theoretical physicist. She began her career at the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), where she received her PhD in 1996. She continued as a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Germany.

Her research focuses on the field of gravitational wave astronomy. She is currently the senior researcher of the Gravitational Physics group at the UIB and secretary of the Institute of Applied Computing and Community Code. She is also a member of the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia and the Institut Menorquí d’Estudis.

Sintes is a member of the LIGO council, the GEO executive committee, the LISA Consortium and the Einstein Telescope Science Team. She has been an advisor to the European Space Agency, a member of the board of the Spanish Society of Gravitation and Relativity, and an editor of Astroparticle Physics.

Sintes was named “Filla predilecta de Sant Lluís” in 2018 and has received many awards, including the Premio Ramon Llull from the Balearic Islands Government, the Bartomeu Oliver of the Obra Cultural Balear, Premio Sincronizados from Agencia SINC, and she is a member of the Spanish Science Selection from QUO, among others. She has supervised seven doctoral theses and has published more than 270 scientific articles.