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ernesto_galvao_2014d_peq.jpg I am an associate professor at the Instituto de Física of the Universidade Federal Fluminense (IF-UFF for short), in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil.

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My main research is in the areas of quantum information and foundations of quantum mechanics. Some research interests:

A complete list of my scientific publications can be found here; alternatively, check out my Google Scholar page. Visit also the site of my research group at UFF.

Academic supervision

I am currently supervising PhD students André Oestereich and Allan David Cony Tosta, and undergrad student Bárbara Caiçara Santos.

Daniel Jost Brod - PhD 2014, currently a postdoctoral fellow at Perimeter Institute.
Raphael Dias da Silva - PhD 2013, currently not in academia.



Ernesto F. Galvão
Instituto de Física - UFF
Campus da Praia Vermelha
Av. Gal. Milton Tavares de Souza s/nº.
Gragoatá, Niterói, 24210-340, RJ.

e-mail: ernesto at

Office 519, 5th floor of the New Tower of the Physics building
Phone: +55 (21) 2629 5779