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Odylio Denys de Aguiar


Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação (Brasil). Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Has a degree in Electronics from the Technological Institute of Aeronautics, a Masters in Space Physics from the National Institute of Space Research (INPE) and a Ph.D. in Physics - Louisiana State University System. He is currently a researcher and professor of the post-graduation course in Astrophysics at INPE.He was a visiting researcher:- at Kamerlingh Onnes Laboratorium, Leiden University (The Netherlands) in July 1993,- at Louisiana State University (USA) in July 1994;He has participated in 59 international congresses (since 1986);He organized: the 26th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics (TEXAS 2012), in São Paulo, from Dec. 15 to 20, 2012; the First International Workshop for an Omnidirectional Gravitational Radiation Observatory - OMNI-1, in S. J. Campos, from May 26 to 30, 1996; the Second Advanced School in Astrophysics of INPE: Compact Objects, in S J Campos, Brazil, from Sept. 10 to 14, 2007;Ministered the mini-courses: "Quantum Measurement" at UnB; and "Gravitational Waves" at UFPA, UESC, and UNESP;He is a member of SBF, SAB, SBPC, General Relativity and Gravitation Society (GRG), and International Astronomical Union (IAU);He was a representative of Brazil in the Commission 19 (on Astrophysics) of the IUPAP (International Union of Pure and Applied Physics) in the period 2002-2008, from the General Relativity and Gravitation (IGRP) at IUPAP in the period 2004-2010 and was a member of Gravitational Wave International Committee (GWIC) ( (2011-18);He was Head of the Division of Astrophysics at INPE (12/17/96 until 04/19/99) and was the academic coordinator of the post-graduation course in astrophysics at INPE (9/28/98 until 9/27/2000);He was Coordinator of Institutional Relations of INPE (02/12/2002 until 12/02/2003) and was director (Substitute) of INPE (June 15 to 24, 2002);He was a member of the INPE's Space and Atmospheric Sciences Committee from 2001 to 2008 and was a member of the Technical-Scientific Council and the Advisory Committee of the MCT / INPE Directorate;He is Head of the Research Line on Gravitational Wave Astrophysics (ONG) in the Division of Astrophysics (CEA / DAS) of INPE since 2002, when it was created.He has experience in Physics, with emphasis on Experimental Relativity and Gravitation, working mainly on the following topics: gravitational waves, gravitational wave detection, Mario Schenberg detector, LIGO project, LIGO Voyager. He coordinated the special project of FAPESP for the construction of the Mario Schenberg detector (2000 to 2007) and coordinated the thematic project of FAPESP: Nova Física_Ondas Gravitacionais (2007 to 2013). He has already oriented twelve full doctoral theses and five postdoctoral degrees. He participated in 1986 in the data analysis of the first world-wide experiment of coincidence between bar-type cryogenic gravitational wave detectors. Since 2006 Brazil has its own cryogenic (spherical) antenna of gravitational waves. He participated in the Scientific Collaboration LIGO (LSC), the first detections of gravitational waves occurred in 2015 and 2017, which inaugurated a new window for the observation of the Universe: Astronomy / Astrophysics of Gravitational Waves and a new Multi-mesanger Astronomy . He won 6 international awards and co-authored the papers that entailed the Nobel Prize in Physics to Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne and Barry Barish in 2017. He coordinates the instrumental development in Brazil for detection / observation of gravitational waves since 2000, and seeks to consolidate gravitational wave Brazil, involving the Brazilian scientific community in gravitational wave detection / observation projects.With 260 papers and a total of more than 73000 citations, its h-index is 84 at the NASA / Astrophysics Data System (ADS) base (, 95 at Google Scholar.He has already given more than two hundred of invited lectures. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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