Marcelo Viana (IMPA, Brazil)

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, his parents being Portuguese, grew up in Portugal, and his undergraduate studies were at the University of Porto. He received his Ph.D. degree from the IMPA in Rio de Janeiro, with Jacob Palis as advisor. Viana is now director at IMPA where he works in dynamical systems theory and so far has forty PhD students. He was a Guggenheim Fellow in 1993, received the TWAS Prize in 1998 and in 2005 he was awarded the inaugural ICTP Ramanujan Prize for his research achievements. Viana was vice-president of the International Mathematical Union in 2011–2014, and president of the Brazilian Mathematical Society (2013–2015). In 1998, he was a plenary speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians, in Berlin.

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