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Keynote speaker: Constantino Tsallis

Centro Brasileiro de Perquisas Fisicas, Brazil

Professor Constantino Tsallis is a physicist in the area of statistical mechanics, Emeritus Professor at the Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas, in Rio de Janeiro (Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Brazil), head of the National Institute of Science and Technology for Complex Systems of Brazil, and head of the Project Complexity of the John Templeton Foundation - USA. He obtained his title of Docteur d’ Etat es Sciences Physiques from the University of Paris-France in 1974. He has worked in a variety of theoretical subjects in the areas of critical phenomena, chaos and nonlinear dynamics, economics, cognitive psychology, immunology, population evolution, among others. Since nearly three decades, he is focusing on the entropy and the foundations of statistical mechanics, as well as on some of their scientific and technological applications. Indeed, he proposed in 1988 a generalization of Boltzmann-Gibbs entropy and statistical mechanics. This generalization is presently being actively studied around the world: a Bibliography containing more than 5,200 directly related articles, by over 7,000 scientists from all over the world, is available at http://tsallis.cat.cbpf.br/biblio.htm. Prof. Tsallis' contributions have received close to 15,000 ISI citations (over 3,600 of them for his 1988 paper), which currently makes him one among the most cited scientists of all times in Latin America. He has received many international and national distinctions (Guggenheim Foundation Award, Mexico Prize for Science and Technology, Rio de Janeiro Prize of Science and Technology, among many others), and has been given in four occasions the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by Universities from Argentina (Cordoba), Brazil (Maringa and Natal) and Greece (the Thessaloniki Aristotelian University). He is member of the Academy of Sciences of Brazil, as well as of the Academy of Economical, Political and Social Sciences of Brazil. He is main editor of Physica A - Elsevier (Amsterdam), and has supervised close to 40 Doctor and Master Thesis. He has given regular undergraduate and graduate courses in Physics in Brazil, Argentina, USA, France and Germany, and has given nearly 1,000 invited lectures around the world. In 2005 and 2006 he worked at the Santa Fe Institute, New Mexico, where he co-authored several papers with the Nobel laureate Murray Gell-Mann as well as with James Doyne Farmer. Prof. Tsallis is an External Professor of the Santa Fe Institute, New Mexico. For his contributions in the area of complexity, the Academy of Athens selected him for its highest distinction in Sciences and Arts, namely the "Aristio" (Excellence). Professor Constantino Tsallis is a physicist in the area of statistical mechanics, Emeritus Professor at the Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas, in Rio de Janeiro (Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Brazil), head of the National Institute of Science and Technology for Complex Systems of Brazil, and head of the Project Complexity of the John Templeton Foundation - USA. He obtained his title of Docteur d’ Etat es Sciences Physiques from the University of Paris-France in 1974. He has worked in a variety of theoretical subjects in the areas of critical phenomena, chaos and nonlinear dynamics, economics, cognitive psychology, immunology, population evolution, among others. Since nearly three decades, he is focusing on the entropy and the foundations of statistical mechanics, as well as on some of their scientific and technological applications. Indeed, he proposed in 1988 a generalization of Boltzmann-Gibbs entropy and statistical mechanics. This generalization is presently being actively studied around the world: a Bibliography containing more than 5,200 directly related articles, by over 7,000 scientists from all over the world, is available at http://tsallis.cat.cbpf.br/biblio.htm. Prof. Tsallis' contributions have received close to 15,000 ISI citations (over 3,600 of them for his 1988 paper), which currently makes him one among the most cited scientists of all times in Latin America. He has received many international and national distinctions (Guggenheim Foundation Award, Mexico Prize for Science and Technology, Rio de Janeiro Prize of Science and Technology, among many others), and has been given in four occasions the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by Universities from Argentina (Cordoba), Brazil (Maringa and Natal) and Greece (the Thessaloniki Aristotelian University). He is member of the Academy of Sciences of Brazil, as well as of the Academy of Economical, Political and Social Sciences of Brazil. He is main editor of Physica A - Elsevier (Amsterdam), and has supervised close to 40 Doctor and Master Thesis. He has given regular undergraduate and graduate courses in Physics in Brazil, Argentina, USA, France and Germany, and has given nearly 1,000 invited lectures around the world. In 2005 and 2006 he worked at the Santa Fe Institute, New Mexico, where he co-authored several papers with the Nobel laureate Murray Gell-Mann as well as with James Doyne Farmer. Prof. Tsallis is an External Professor of the Santa Fe Institute, New Mexico. For his contributions in the area of complexity, the Academy of Athens selected him for its highest distinction in Sciences and Arts, namely the "Aristio" (Excellence).


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