Eduardo Pontón Memorial Symposium

Monday October 28, 2019

São Paulo, Brazil


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After courageously battling for two years an auto-immune illness during which he continued to perform research and mentor students, ICTP-SAIFR faculty member Eduardo Pontón passed away on June 13 in the presence of family and friends. Eduardo was born in Bogotá in 1971 and, after a professorship in Columbia University in New York from 2004-2012, came to ICTP-SAIFR in 2013 as our first faculty hiring. His research involving particle physics beyond the Standard Model continues to have a large impact, and the clarity of his lectures was universally admired.

In honor of Eduardo’s important contributions both in teaching and research, ICTP-SAIFR will organize the Eduardo Pontón Memorial Symposium on Monday October 28. His presence will be greatly missed and friends can leave comments on their interactions with Eduardo at this site

There is no need to register for the memorial symposium and everyone is welcome to participate. 

Program: PDF updated on October 25, 2019

10:00-10:15  Fernando Quevedo (ICTP-Trieste, Italy /Cambridge University, UK)

10:15-10:30  Nathan Berkovits (ICTP-SAIFR/IFT-UNESP, Brazil) & Pedro Vieira (Perimeter Institute, Canada/ICTP-SAIFR, Brazil)

10:30-10:50  Rogerio Rosenfeld (ICTP-SAIFR/IFT-UNESP, Brazil)

10:50-11:20  COFFEE BREAK

11:20-12:00 Zackaria Chako (University of Maryland, USA) / Markus Luty (University of California – Davis, USA) / Luis Nasser (Columbia    College Chicago, USA)

12:00-12:30  Marcela Carena (Fermilab and University of Chicago, USA)

12:30-14:00  LUNCH

14:00-14:30  Carlos Wagner  (University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, USA)

14:30-15:00  Yang Bai (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)

15:00-15:30  Tim Tait (University of California-Irvine, USA)

15:30-16:00  COFFEE BREAK

16:00-16:30  Ricardo Matheus (IFT-UNESP, Brazil) & Carlos Bautista (IFT-UNESP, Brazil)

16:30-17:30  Short talks:

  • Enrico Bertuzzo (IFUSP, Brazil) / Fabio Iocco (University of Napoli, Italy)
  • Gustavo Burdman (IFUSP, Brazil)
  • Sylvain Fichet (Caltech, USA & ICTP-SAIFR/IFT-UNESP, Brazil)
  • Gero von Gersdorff (PUC-Rio, Brazil)
  • Jay Hubisz (Syracuse University, USA)
  • Gabriela Lichtenstein (IF-USP, Brazil)
  • Mariano Quirós (IFAE Institute of High Energy Physics, Spain)

17:30-17:45: Closing (Cecilia Pontón Bayona)

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Eduardo Pontón Memorial Symposium

Additional Information

How to reach the Institute: The symposium will be held at ICTP South American Institute, located at IFT-UNESP, which is across the street from a major bus and subway terminal (Terminal Barra Funda). The address which is closer to the entrance of the IFT-UNESP building is R. Jornalista Aloysio Biondi, 120 – Barra Funda, São Paulo. The easiest way to reach us is by subway or bus, please find instructions here.