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Artaxo is professor of environmental physics at the Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil. He obtained his MSc and PhD in physics also at USP. He has previously worked at NASA, Harvard University (USA), Antwerp, Stockholm and Lund Universities. His main interest is in global climate change with a focus on the role of aerosol particles in the radiative balance as well as on environmental issues in Amazonia. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and member of the IPCC. He has been honored on several occasions: In 2004 he received a Senate vote of approval for his Brazilian scientific work on Amazonian environment, and awarded a Doctor of Philosophy Honoris Causa in 2009 at the University of Stockholm, Sweden. He is one of the most cited Brazilian researchers with more than 480 papers, with 51,300 citations in Google Scholar, with an h-index of 105. Has 24872 citations in the Research ID with an h-index of 83. Published 27 papers in the Science and Nature family of journals. He received the prize of "Most Influential Researcher" from Clarivate in 2014, 1015, 2018 and 2019.
Sustainable Development Goals
Environmental issues, Global climate change, Amazonia, urban air pollution, clouds, radiation balance, aerosol particles.
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06. Earth, Climate & Environmental Sciences
TWAS Prize in Earth Sciences 2007
Last updated on 12/07/2023