The IAU OAE National Astronomy Education Coordinator team for Brazil

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Alan Alves-Brito
Dr Alan Alves-Brito
Team Chair and Contact Person, NAEC team - Brazil
Institute of Physics - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Professor Alan Alves-Brito was born in Bahia, in the northeast of Brazil. He holds a BSc (2001), MSc (2004) and PhD (2008) in Physics/Astronomy (Stellar Astrophysics). After completing his MSc/PhD studies at the University of São Paulo, postdoctoral experiences in Chile (PUC) and Australia (Swinburne University and Australian National University, where he obtained a Super Science Fellowship), Dr. Alves-Brito was appointed, in 2014, as an Adjunct Professor in Porto Alegre, in southern Brazil. He has lead key teaching, research and outreach projects, some of them focused on the promotion of Astronomy for development and on inclusion issues related to gender (women/LGBTs), ethnicity, race, class and generation in STEM (science, technology, engineer and mathematics). He has written papers and books and delivered numerous talks on Astrophysics and Education and Science Communication.

Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

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To get in touch with the NAEC team for Brazil please contact:
Dr Alan Alves-Brito via alan.brito​atufrgs.br

Astronomy Education in Brazil

For more information on Astronomy Education in Brazil, see the Astronomy Education in Brazil document (PDF file 229.17 kB Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) icons) prepared by our NAEC team