We just got news I have been elected Affiliated Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC). This is a 5-year membership for Brazilian scientists under 40 years of age, recognizing young researchers of notable talent. My term in the ABC will be from Jan. 01, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2023. This is certainly a great honor, for which I am very grateful.
The Brazilian Academy of Sciences was founded in 1916. It is a non profit, non governmental, independent honorific scientific society. It acts as consultant for the federal government performing technical studies and studies on scientific policies. It focuses in the scientific development of the Country, the interaction among Brazilian scientists and their interaction with researchers from other nations.