Waldyr A. Rodrigues

University of Campinas, Brazil


Waldyr A. Rodrigues was born at Araraquara, SP, Brazil on March 14, 1946. He obtained his B.S. degree in physics in 1968 at the University of São Paulo. He did postgraduate studies at the Scuola di Perfezionamento in Fisica Nucleare, University of Torino and obtained a degree (equivalent to Ph.D. degree) in theoretical nuclear physics in 1971. From 1971 to 1980, he has been an Associate Professor at the new Physics Institute of UNICAMP and in 1981 he moved to the Institute of Mathematics of UNICAMP becoming Full Professor in 1986. He served as the Director of that Institute from 1994 to 1998 and is currently the Deputy Coordinator of the Clifford Algebras International Research Open Studies, Laboratoire de Mathématiques Emile Picard, Toulouse, France. Among his manifold research interests are applications of Clifford algebras, foundations of quantum mechanics and relativity. He serves on the Editorial Boards of the journals Random Operators and Stochastic Equations, ISNR Algebra and is the Editor-in-Chief of Advances in Applied Clifford Algebras. He is a Member of the American Mathematical Society, the International Association of Mathematical Physics, Brazilian Mathematical Society, the Brazilian Society for Applied and Computational Mathematics, the Brazilian Physical Society, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Lódz Society of Sciences, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. Rodrigues has been a Visiting Scientist at MIT (USA) in 1976/1978 and a Visiting Professor at Trento University (1987/1988), Perugia University (1989), and Liverpool University (2001/2002). He is the Chairman of the Telesio Galilei Academy of Science.

Biography Updated on 20 April 2011

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