This blog is about science and my life as a physicist. I hold a (full) professorship at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, in Natal, Brazil. Until 2010, I held an associate professorship at the Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Maceió.
I obtained my B.A. in physics at Oxford University in 1992 and my Ph.D. in physics with Professor H. Eugene Stanley at Boston University in 1997. In the 1980s, I also spent a year studying physics at American College in Madurai, India, after finishing high school at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM), a (publicly funded) boarding school (“residential school”) in Durham, NC, USA.
I was born in the city of Madras (later renamed Chennai) in India, but have lived in Brazil since childhood. I am a naturalized citizen of Brazil.
Separately from my scientific activities, I maintain an Instagram page about yoga, meditation, healthy eating etc.:
The background header image is a domain color plot of in the complex plane.