Guest Speakers

Miguel Alcubierre Moya

He obtained a degree in Physics from the Faculty of Sciences of UNAM, and a PhD in Physics from the University of Wales in Cardiff, United Kingdom.

He worked for several years as a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam, Germany. He is a researcher at the Institute of Nuclear Sciences of the UNAM, where he served as academic secretary and, since June 2012, as its director. His area of ​​research is numerical relativity, that is, the computational simulation of astrophysical systems using Einstein’s theory of general relativity. Within this area he has concentrated on the simulation of gravitational waves sources, particularly the collision of two black holes. More than 50 publications, as well as a textbook published by Oxford University Press, have his as the author. He is a member of the National System of Researchers (SNI) at the highest level and of the Mexican Academy of Sciences. In 2009 he received the «Medal of Merit in Science» awarded by the Legislative Assembly of the Federal District, and in 2011 he received the «Quo-Discovery Minds» recognition granted by the Quo magazine and the Discovery Channel.

Ana Maria Cetto Kramis

PhD in Physics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), with a master’s degree in Biophysics from Harvard University.

 Ana Maria Cetto Kramis is a C researcher at IFUNAM and professor of subject B of the Faculty of Sciences. She is registered to the National System of Researchers (SNI) with level III. She has been a visiting professor at several universities abroad. Her main line of research is the foundations of quantum mechanics, an area in which she has contributed substantially to establish quantization as an emerging phenomenon. She has also made central contributions to the knowledge of scientific publications in Latin America. She has 250 publications, including eleven book titles and 110 research articles.

Dr. Cetto has been head of the Department of Physics and director of the Faculty of Sciences of the UNAM (1978-1982), director of the Mexican Journal of Physics, project coordinator for the Museum of Light (UNAM) and member of various advisory committees (including the Judging Commission of area I of the SNI). At the international level, she has been secretary general of the International Council for Science (ICSU), member of the Governing Board of the United Nations University (UNU), president of the Council of the International Foundation for Science (IFS), and 2003 to 2010, deputy general director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA, Nobel Peace Prize 2005).

Gerardo F. Torres del Castillo

Dr. Gerardo Torres del Castillo is a researcher and professor of physics and mathematics with a distinguished career in the area of ​​mathematical physics. He is an academic at the Faculty of Physical Mathematics of the Autonomous University of Puebla (BUAP), where he has taught since 1979. He is the author or coauthor of more than 30 papers on classical mechanics.

In 1991, Dr. Gerardo Torres del Castillo received the Academic Medal awarded by the Mexican Society of Physics. In 1996, he obtained the Science Prize for Young Researchers from the Academy of Scientific Research in the area of ​​Exact Sciences. In 2008, the Polytechnic University of Puebla instituted an award with his name.

He has also published more than 170 articles in indexed journals, in addition to Springer Science+Business Media recognized that his book Differentiable Manifolds, published in 2012, is one of the most consulted texts in the field of mathematics, with more than 14600 downloads on his website, your work has also been published in the Mexican Journal of Physics.