Here you will find some slides, figures and videos related to my work

My invited talk at Physics Seminar in FaMAF-UNC Córdoba, Argentina (December 12th 2019)


My invited talk at PSM-group seminar at LIPhy in Grenoble, France (October 24th 2019)


My talk at the TREFEMAC2019 workshop in San Luis, Argentina (April 24th 2019)


A combination of 4 posters for the TREFEMAC2019 workshop in San Luis, Argentina (April 24-26th 2019)


My talk at the workshop Avalanche Dynamics and Precursors of Catastrophic Events Les Houches, France (February 6th 2019)


My talk at the Southern Workshop on Granular Materials 2018 in Puerto Varas, Chile (December 3rd 2018)


My talk at the Condensed Matter Department seminar in Bariloche Atomic Centre (August 13th 2018)


My invited seminar at Università degli Studi di Milano – Segrate (November 16th 2017)


My invited seminar at Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (April 20th 2017)



My presentation at MMM2016, Dijon (October 11st 2016)



My presentation at STATPHYS26, Lyon (July 21st 2016)



My presentation at the MECO 41 Conference, Vienna (February 15th 2016)

Slides from a seminar at the Theoretical Physics department in Universitat de Barcelona (13th July 2015)

My 4-works poster at PUMPS2015 Barcelona (best poster prize)


My presentation at Viscous Liquids IV, Montpellier, (5th May 2015)

My poster at the Avalanches, Intermittency, and Nonlinear Response in Far-From-Equilibrium Solids program in KITP Santa Barabara, California (November 2014)


Parallel kinetic Monte Carlo simulation of Coulomb glasses

Pseudo-equilibrium (a) and time-dependent (b) single-particle density of states for a system size N = 512 \times 512, as function of temperature and time respectively. Data in (b) corresponds to T = 0.04.
(a) Inset: time evolution of the polarization starting from a random initial configuration at different temperatures for L = 512. The steady-state conductivity \sigma_0 = \lim t\to\infty (dP/dt)/(NE) is reached after a transient time \tau \simeq 1/(T^2\sigma_0). Main figure: same data rescaled as a function of t/\tau.  (b) Fit to the Efros-Shklovskii law \sigma_0 = bT^{-\lambda} \exp[−(T_0/T)^{1/2}] for \lambda = 1,2.
Computing time [ms] per executed hop for the serial and parallel codes in three different CPU+GPU platforms. We benchmark a fair serial single CPU core implementation against our parallel GPU implementation (with the same CPU core as host), both with double precision floating point operations. (a) Temperature dependence of the average rejection time for L = 256. (b) Size dependence of the average update time of the N = L^2 local energies. The insets show the speedup of the GPU over the CPU implementation. While the speedup starts to saturate with L in (b), it is still strongly growing with 1/T in (a).

We develop a parallel rejection algorithm to tackle the problem of low acceptance in Monte Carlo methods, and apply it to the simulation of the hopping conduction in Coulomb glasses using Graphics Processing Units, for which we also parallelize the update of local energies. In two dimensions, our parallel code achieves speedups of up to two orders of magnitude in computing time over an equivalent serial code. We find numerical evidence of a scaling relation for the relaxation of the conductivity at different temperatures.

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Numerical approaches on driven elastic interfaces in random media

Linking transport and geometry. (a) Snapshot of a domain wall in a two-dimensional ferromagnet. (b) Typical velocity–force characteristics. (c) Crossover lengths l_opt and l_av representing the optimal excitation and the deterministic avalanches, respectively. (d) Geometric crossover diagram.
Linking transport and geometry. (a) Snapshot of a domain wall in a two-dimensional ferromagnet. (b) Typical velocity–force characteristics. (c) Crossover lengths l_opt and l_av representing the optimal excitation and the deterministic avalanches, respectively. (d) Geometric crossover diagram.
Low temperature dynamics of the driven elastic string below the depinning threshold.
Low temperature dynamics of the driven elastic string below the depinning threshold.

We present the main concepts behind the statistical and dynamical properties of elastic systems in disordered media, focused on the relation between the rough geometry and collective transport properties in driven steady-states. We review the numerical approaches that allow to analyze the equilibrium, creep, and depinning regimes of motion in these models.

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Nonsteady relaxation and critical exponents at the depinning transition

The function \gamma(t) = w(t) / t v(t) showing finite size effects in the QEW line relaxation.
Heuristic connection between steady state
and the nonsteady universal relaxation at the thermodynamical critical
force f_c
String velocity v(t) as a function of time, and rescaling with the critical exponents \beta, \nu, z.

We study the nonsteady relaxation of a driven one-dimensional elastic interface at the depinning transition by extensive numerical simulations concurrently implemented on graphics processing units. Above a first, nonuniversal microscopic time regime, we find a nontrivial long crossover towards the nonsteady macroscopic critical regime. In order to avoid fitting effective exponents with a systematic bias we implement a practical criterion of consistency and perform large-scale (L\sim 2^{25} ) simulations for the nonsteady dynamics of the continuum displacement quenched Edwards-Wilkinson equation, getting accurate and consistent depinning exponents for this class: \beta = 0.245 \pm 0.006, z = 1.433 \pm 0.007, \zeta = 1.250 \pm 0.005, and \nu = 1.333 \pm 0.007.

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q-state Potts model metastability study using optimized GPU-based Monte Carlo algorithms

Schematic behavior for the internal energy as a function of the temperature at the q-state Potts model first order phase transition. The two scenarios proposed by Binder.
Energy and magnetization as a function of temperature for different values of q.
Log–log plot of energy differences versus temperatures T > T_t

We implemented a GPU-based parallel code to perform Monte Carlo simulations of the two-dimensional q-state Potts model. The possibility of performing high speed simulations at large enough system sizes allowed us to tackle an old standing question posed by k. Binder in 1981, regarding the existence or not of specific heat singularities at spinodal temperatures different of the transition one.

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Also find here our approach to the spinodal points in the q-state Potts model.

Relaxation in the q-state Potts model

We studied the nonequilibrium dynamics of the q-state Potts model in the square lattice, after a quench to subcritical temperatures. By means of a continuous time Monte Carlo algorithm ͑nonconserved order parameter dynamics͒ we analyzed the long term behavior of the energy and relaxation time for a wide range of quench temperatures and system sizes. For q > 4 we found the existence of different dynamical regimes, according to quench temperature range.

Dynamical regimes in the long term relaxation of the q-state Potts model with q > 4, after a quench from infinite temperatures down to a subcritical temperature T.
Nucleation. A typical single-sample energy per spin vs time plot after a quench from infinite temperature to T = 0.99T_t for q = 24
Blocked states. Energy per spin as a function of time and typical spin configurations in one realization of the stochastic noise, when the system gets stuck in a striped configuration.
Glassy state. Relaxation function for q = 9, T = 0.1, and different values of L. The inset shows a typical configuration of the glassy state associated with the plateau.

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Some slides of my PhD Thesis Presentation (in spanish)