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Cláudia Lúcia Mendes de Oliveira

Adjunt Panel - Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and Engineering

Graduated in Physics at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) (1985), completed her Master's Degree in 1988 and her Doctorate in 1992, both in Astronomy, at the University of British Columbia, Canada. She has been a professor since 1995 and became a full professor in 2009, at the Astronomy Department of the Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of São Paulo (USP).

She is mainly known for her work in compact and fossil groups and specifically for the study of the internal kinematics of galaxies using Fabry-Perot instruments, as well as for acting in astronomical instrumentation.

She did a postdoctoral internship at the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris (1993), was a fellow at the European Southern Observatory in Chile from 1994 to 1995. She was a visiting professor in 1996 and 2004 at the Universitäts-Sternwarte München, at Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik in Garching, Germany, with a grant from the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation, at the Universidad de La Serena, Chile, with a CONYCIT grant, and in 2018 at the University of Florida, with a FAPESP grant.

She participated in the National Support Committee for the SOAR Telescope, represented Brazil in the International Scientific Committee of SOAR, in the Gemini Board of Directors and she has been a representative of FAPESP in the Board of Directors of the Giant Magellan Telescope since 2017.

She leads the S-PLUS project (Southern Photometric Local Universe Survey, www.splus.iag.usp.br), about a Brazilian robotic telescope in Chile which is mapping a large area of the southern sky, and is the principal researcher for the GMT Brazil project, about the construction of the 25m Giant Magellan Telescope in the Chilean Andes. Since 2020, she has been a member of the São Paulo State Academy of Sciences and the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.


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