Patricio Salgado, studied physics at the University of Concepción and at the Universität Karlsruhe (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, KIT), Germany, where he received his Ph.D. in 1989 with a thesis on Matter Coupling in Supergravity, under the supervision of Professor Julius Wess. In 1990 he returned to Chile to be part of the Physics Department of the Concepcion University where he worked until February 2019. Since March 2019 he is part of the Institute of Exact and Natural Sciences (ICEN) of the Faculty of Sciences of the Arturo Prat University, Iquique. His main areas of work are Lie Algebras and their applications in (super) gravity and cosmology