Meet Alejandro Cardenas Avendano
Hola! My name is Alejandro, I was born in Bogotá (Colombia) where I earned a B.Sc.
in Mathematics at Fundación Universitaria Konrad Lorenz and concurrently earned a
B.Sc. in Physics at Universidad Nacional de Colombia, where I also acquired a M.Sc
I am currently a graduate student under the supervision of Nico Yunes at the eXtreme Gravity Institute, where I study the impact of Einstein’s theory of general relativity, and many of its extensions, either in vacuum or coupled to various types of matter, on astrophysical phenomena. I came to MSU to join one of the oldest gravity-related research groups in the US, whose roots trace back to the late 60’s with the pioneering development of the full Parameterized Post-Newtonian formalism by Kenneth Nordtvedt, Jr.
MSU provides a very nice atmosphere, not only to do research but also in terms of quality of life, since Bozeman is a beautiful cold town with a very warm and friendly community!