Alfredo Herrera-Aguilar was born in El Naranjo, Mexico, in 1968. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Russian Peoples’ Friendship University, Moscow, Russia, in 1993 and 1995, respectively. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Bogolyubov Laboratory for Theoretical Physics of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research of Dubna, Russia, in 1999. He joined the Institute of Physics and Mathematics of the University of Michoacan (IFM, UMSNH) in 1999, where he worked as Professor till 2010. From 2003 to 2005 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Physics Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He was appointed as a Director of the IFM, UMSNH, from 2006 until 2010 and as a Professor at the University of Chiapas since 2011. His research interests include the construction of multidimensional matrix models of low energy effective string theories in terms of the so-called matrix Ernst potentials, which allows one to generalize all the results obtained in the framework of the stationary Einstein-Maxwell theory to the realm of heterotic string theory: discovery and application of hidden symmetries, construction of exact solutions such as black holes, cosmological models, electrovacuum solitons, naked singularities, and so forth. He also investigates new physical effects of multidimensional models within both gravity and string theory. He has made recent contributions to smooth versions of the famous Randall-Sundrum model which could lead to experimental evidence on the existence of extra spacetime dimensions.
Biography Updated on 2 November 2012