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Famous Physicists from Brazil

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List of notable or famous physicists from Brazil, with bios and photos, including the top physicists born in Brazil and even some popular physicists who immigrated to Brazil. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Brazilian physicists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These physicists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known physicist from Brazil is included when available.

List contains people like Marcelo Gleiser and César Lattes.

This historic physicists from Brazil list can help answer the questions "Who are some Brazilian physicists of note?" and "Who are the most famous physicists from Brazil?" These prominent physicists of Brazil may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Brazilian physicists.

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  • Carlos Chagas Filho (September 10, 1910 – February 16, 2000) was a Brazilian physician, biologist and scientist active in the field of neuroscience. He was internationally renowned for his investigations on the neural mechanisms underlying the phenomenon of electrogenesis by the electroplaques of electric fishes. He was also an important scientific leader, being one of the founders of the Biophysics Institute of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and was also a president for 16 years of the Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and president of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (1965–1967)....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 89 (1910-2000)
  • Cesare Mansueto Giulio Lattes (11 July 1924 – 8 March 2005), also known as César Lattes, was a Brazilian experimental physicist, one of the discoverers of the pion, a composite subatomic particle made of a quark and an antiquark....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 80 (1924-2005)
    • Birthplace: Curitiba, Brazil
  • Constantino Tsallis (; Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Τσάλλης [ˈtsalis]; born 1943) is a naturalized Brazilian physicist of Greek descent, working in Rio de Janeiro at CBPF, Brazil. ...  more
    • Age: 77
    • Birthplace: Athens, Greece
  • Ennio Candotti (born 1942 in Rome, Italy) is a Brazilian physicist and scientific leader. He studied physics at the University of São Paulo, in São Paulo, from 1960 to 1964, and also at the University of Naples, in Naples, Italy (1970–71). From 1966 to 1968 he specialized in theoretical physics at the University of Pisa (relativity theory), in mathematical physics at the University of Munich, in Munich, Germany (1968–1969) and in dynamic systems at the University of Naples again. From 1974 to 1995, Candotti was a professor with the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Currently he is a professor at the Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, in Vitória, state of Espírito Santo. He was...  more
    • Age: 79