Paco Chorobo, from engineer to luthier selling guitars in Nepal

Paco Chorobo (Úbeda, Jaén) quit his job as a telecommunications engineer in a multinational company to focus on his passion: being a luthier. He began in 2012, building a guitar for a friend and, since then, he has made almost fifty. He continues to be a guitar player and has also begun to give lutherie classes. Every guitar he makes is a personalized project, tailor made for the guitar player. This philosophy has allowed him to work for artists from Nepal, Iran, Switzerland and Chile.

Rafael Garrido, an astrophysicist who faces Parkinson’s disease to search for other planets

He decided that he would become an astrophysicist after watching the film ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’. Born in Baena, Cordoba, Rafael Garrido was the only Spanish researcher who participated in the COROT space mission, developed by the European Space Agency. He is currently part of PLATO, with which he continues his search for planets that are similar to Earth. He has Parkinson’s disease but this hasn’t stopped him from continuing his research work at the Astrophysics Institute of Andalusia, in which he works since its beginnings.