After a Bachelor in Mexico, Manuel de Anda Villa moved to the USA where he got a Master's degree in Physcis before joining the Paris Institute of Nanosciences (INSP) - more precisely the team "Clusters and Surfaces under Intense Excitation" - for a PhD funded by PLAS@PAR.

He works on « Time-resolved studies of the gold solid-liquid phase transition at the femtosecond timescale" with A. Levy & D. Vernhet, INSP.

In this episode, Manuel explains the originality of his research, his goals and his results. He also tells us about his experience of scientific outreach at Centre Pompidou!