I'm originally from Bilbao. I got both my BSc (in June 1990) and my PhD (in November 1995) in Physics from the University of the Basque Country. In January 1996 I went to the University of California, Santa Barbara, for my first postdoc. Two years later, I moved to Durham University, in northern England, for a second postdoc. Near the end of 1999 I took up a lecturer position back in Bilbao, under a new (but flawed) program for recovering young researchers. I took leave from there in January 2001 to move to a Fellow position at CERN (the European Lab for Particle Physics, outside Geneva). Since January 2003 I have been ICREA Research Professor at the Department of Fundamental Physics at Universitat de Barcelona. In 2016 I was awarded an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council.