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Altshuler
Ernesto
Current position: 
Professor
Current nationality: 
Cuba
Current residence: 
Cuba
Affiliation/Institution: 
Physics Faculty, University of Havana
Biodata: 
Altshuler Alvarez graduated summa cum laude from the Physics Faculty, University of Havana, Cuba in 1986, and got his PhD in 1994. Among his research interests are superconductivity, complex systems, granular matter and porous materials. Altshuler is Professor at the Physics Faculty, University of Havana. He has been Invited Researcher at the Texas Center for Superconductivity (USA), the Ecole supérieure de physique et de chimie industrielle (ESPCI) Paris (France), the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters (Norway), and the Rockefeller University (USA) among others. Altshuler is Editor in Chief of the Cuban Journal of Physics, and an editorial board member of Granular Matter and Physical Review Applied. He has authored several books, such as Guerrilla Science: Survival Strategies of a Cuban Physicist (Springer, 2017). Among his hobbies are guitar playing (and composition), cartoon drawing, writing of short stories, elderly caregiving, snorkeling, plumbing, car fixing, tasteless cooking, and a dangerously long etcetera performed with different levels of love, audacity and mediocrity. He is also an avid science communicator–where a vitriolic sense of humor often plays a key role.
Sustainable Development Goals: 
4 - Quality education
6 - Clean water and sanitation
9 - Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Keywords: 
Complex Systems, Materials Science, Biological Physics, Physics Education, Applied Physics
Elected
2022
Place of Birth: 
Havana
Country of birth: 
Cuba
Section:
09-Physics
TWAS Awards: 
TWAS Prize for Young Scientists in Developing Countries (2002)
Last updated on 06/07/2022