Ricardo Graciani Díaz is what one would call an instrumentation scientist. Since the start of his career he has been part, or contributed, to different large collaborations like ZEUS, LHCb, CTA or Belle II, and more recently Advanced Virgo, DarkSide or IAXO. In this context, he has made, or is starting to make, contributions to the analysis of the data, the definition and implementation of the computing model, the optimisation of the apparatus or the commissioning of the detector and its associated electronics.
As one of the main developers of the DIRAC interware for large scale distributed data processing, Ricardo actively interacts with many scientific communities from all different scientific domains. The usage of all these technologies in biomedical application and in the formation of the new generations occupies nowadays a significant fraction of his time.