Ana Maria Cetto life and biography

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Ana Maria Cetto biography

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Date of death : -
Birthplace : Mexico City, Mexico
Nationality : Mexican
Category : Science and Technology
Last modified : 2012-01-03
Credited as : physicist, Quantum mechanics, Deputy Director General of the IAEA

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Ana Maria Cetto (born in Mexico City, 1946) is a Mexican physicist.

She has a bachelor's degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and postgraduate studies from the USA's Harvard University. She is an investigator from the Physics Institute of the UNAM, and teacher from the Science Faculty at the same university. She is also the daughter of the renowned Mexican architect Max Cetto.

Her speciality is Quantum mechanics, estocasty electrodynamics and biological physics. Since 2006, she has been the Technical Cooperation Leader and Deputy Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria. She has also been director of the Science Faculty at UNAM, as well as a professor and investigator from the same institution.

Her personality is characterized from her social commitment as a scientist. Ana Maria Cetto was Council member of the Pugwash Conferences when the International organization received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995. She was also participant of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003, being Deputy Technical Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

In 2003, she was named "Woman of the Year" and several other distinctions as member of the Third World Academy of Science (with headquarters in Italy), the Mexican Academy of Science, the Mexican Physics Academy and the American Physical Society.

She is author of dozens of research articles and many books. She is also responsible of many scientific information programs in Latin America, and many programs for promotion and participation of women in science. For these articles, she received the "Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz" distinction from the UNAM to the most important women in the Educational area.

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