He’s 20, in his fifth semester of physics, and NASA has already recruited him as a student-researcher.
His name is Yair Israel Piña López, and he’s the youngest student with this distinction.
Plus, he’s Mexican and an UNAM student.
Through the International Space Education Board, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), has opened its doors to Yair Israel Piña López. The reason: his research on developing materials with thermoluminiscent properties for radiation measurement in space, which was published in the Journal of Physics. He worked on it with Dr. Epifanio Cruz Zaragoza, at the UNAM Nuclear Sciences Institute’s (ICN) Radiation and Safety Unit.