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Sonia Fernández-Vidal (Barcelona, 1978) is a graduate in Physics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, with a PhD on Information and Quantum Optics. In 2003 she worked at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) in the new particle accelerator project Large Hadron Collider (LHC). There she began to enjoy popular science through her work as an official guide and lecturer. In 2005 she traveled to Los Alamos (USA) to take part in a project on Decoherence and Quantum Information with the theoretical division of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). In 2006 she worked at the Instituto de Ciencias Fotónicas (ICFO) in a European project on “Scalable Quantum Computing with Light and Atoms” (SCALA). Until 2009 she worked as a researcher at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in the Spanish project of Optics and Quantum Information.
She combines her research with another of her passions: teaching — both at university and schools for adults —, and giving lectures as an introduction to quantum physics to non-academic audiences. She has published two works of fiction using her scientific knowledge to enrich the plot. Two titles have been particulaly successful: Quantic Love and La puerta de los tres cerrojos (The Door with Three Locks), published in six and eleven languages respectively. Her last book is Desayuno con partículas (Breakfast with Particles), a popular science text about quantum physics which interlaces our daily life with the secrets of the universe.