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Curriculum Vitae

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Present position: Emeritus Professor, Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, since 1994; Director, Brazilian Academy of Sciences, since 2007.

Address: Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Cx. P. 68528 – 21941-972
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, BRAZIL. E-mail: Home page:

Personal Data: Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 25, 1946. Brazilian citizen. Married, four children.

Academic Training and Degrees: Ph. D. University of Rochester, 1976.


  • Member of the Brazilian National Academy of Sciences (1995).
  • Grand-Cross of the National Order of Scientific Merit, Brazil (2000).
  • Member of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS - 2003).
  • Foreign Member of the National Academy of Sciences (USA - 2006).
  • Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2021).
  • Foreign Member of the European Academy of Sciences (2021).
  • 2001 Physics Prize of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS).
  • Brazilian National Prize of Science Admiral Alvaro Alberto (2010).
  • Tamandare Medal awarded by the Brazilian Navy (2010).
  • Fellow of the Optical Society of America (2009).
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society (2014).
  • Fellow 1A of the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq).
  • Supervision of Theses

  • 22 Ph. D. and 14 M. Sc. theses
  • Other activities


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