### Essa é a Unicamp que dá orgulho

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**Waldyr Alves Rodrigues, Jr.** was born at Araraquara, SP, Brazil on March 14, 1946. He obtained his B.Sc. in Physics in 1968 at the University of São Paulo (Brazil), where he has been a research student of Mário Schenberg (one of the top Brazilian theoretical physicists) and became an Assistant Professor in 1969. He then moved to Torino, Italy where he did post-graduate studies at the Scuola di Perfezionamento in Fisica Nucleare and obtained a degree (equivalent to Ph.D.) in theoretical Nuclear Physics in 1971. At the same year he returned to Brazil and became an Associate Professor at the new Physics Institute of Campinas State University (UNICAMP).

He worked there with Cesare M. G. Lattes (one of the discoverers of the π-meson) on multiple particle production (particularly the so called centauro events) produced by collisions of very high energy cosmic rays with atmosphere and/or target atoms. During the seventies he progressively moved his research interest to Mathematical Physics and in 1981 he moved to the Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Scientific Computation (IMECC-UNICAMP) where he became a Full Professor of Mathematical Physics in 1986 and retired 1998, serving after that period as a invited professor. He has also been the director of that Institute from 1994-1998 and also served as vice president for the Foundation for Development of UNICAMP from 1998-2000. He is presently a member of the Coordination Committee of the Clifford Algebras International Research Open Studies (Center CAIROS), Laboratoire de Mathématiques Emile Picard, Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France and also a member of the Scientific Council of the Center of Logics, Epistemology and the History of Science (UNICAMP).

Rodrigues is well known for his manifold research interests such as the applications of Clifford Algebras in Mathematical Physics, the study of extraordinary solutions of the relativistic wave equations, the foundations of Quantum Mechanics and Relativity Theory, having given several lectures on those subjects at international meetings. He advised 12 Ph.D. thesis in both Mathematics and Physics ([1]), and is the author of more 130 papers published in leading scientific journals and dozens of chapters of books. More than a hundreed of his papers are reviewed in Mathematics Reviews and the Zentrallblat für Mathematik, and he is also on the editorial board of the journals, Advances in Applied Clifford Algebras ([2]) and Random Operators and Stochastic Equations ([3]). He is a member of the American Mathematical Society, International Association of Mathematical Physics, Brazilian Mathematical Society, Brazilian Society for Applied and Computational Mathematics, Brazilian Physical Society, New York Academy of Sciences and the Lódz Society of Sciences. He won in 1992 and in 1998 the Zeferino Vaz Prize for Academic Achievement in Mathematics. He is author (among others) of the books Nonlocality in Quantum Physics (with A. A. Grib) and The Many Faces of Maxwell, Dirac and Einstein Equations, A Clifford Bundle Approach (with E. Capelas de Oliveira). Rodrigues has been a Visiting Scientist at MIT (USA) in 1976/1978 and Visiting Professor at Trento University (1987/1988), Perugia University (1989) and at Liverpool University (2001/2002). He was elected Chairman of The Telesio Galilei Academy of Science in Oct 2009, and the 2011 new editor in chief of the journal Advances in Applied Clifford Algebras
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