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Prof. Alvaro Vannucci

 

 

 I hold a professor and researcher position at the Physics Institute of the University of São Paulo - Brazil, and I work full time at the Department of Applied Physics. My published scientific papers can be found here.

 

Research Field:

After many years working in experimental Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion, even developing and using Artificial Neural Networks to forecast the incoming of disruptive instabilities that occur during a tokamak plasma discharge, my interests recently moved to investigating the High Diluted Solutions and to the areas of Basic Physics (see an interesting paper about the Lifter – Asymmetric Flying Capacitor) and History of Science.

The Ultra High Diluted Solutions have demonstrated to have physical properties that are of much interest to the areas of Physics and to Medicine (Homeopathy – see some very interesting articles), in result to the natural tendency H2O molecules have to group themselves into water clusters. An interesting paper that was published in the scientific journalMaterials Research Innovations”, as result of a PhD thesis (in Portuguese), can be found here (in English).

 

Lectures and other material that might be of interest:

 

·        Electromagnetism I (in construction) Lectures given to the Physics students of the 3rd year.

·        Electromagnetism II Lectures given to the Physics students of the 4th year (text and presentation formats)

·        Electricity and Magnetism II Lectures given to the Physics students of the 2nd year.

·        Thermo-Statistics Lectures given to the Physics students of the 3rd year.

·        Electromagnetism Lectures given to the Physics students of the 3rd year.

·        Laboratory of Electromagnetism Lectures given to the Physics students of the 3rd year

·        Physics IV Lectures given to the Engineering students of the 2nd year.

·        Physics of Heat -Thermodynamics Lectures given to the Physics students of the 1st year.

 

§   Presentation about Plasma Physics, including some animations, can be found here here.

§   Interesting site with simulations in Physics can be accessed here.

 

Non-Academic Interests:

    I am very much interested in studying the Spiritism philosophy as originally proposed by Allan Kardec. The way I understand, the spiritist (paranormal) phenomena are produced in the very accordance to Natural Laws, which have not been discovered or well understood yet by nowadays science. The main difficulty one usually faces when trying to investigate this type of phenomena is that they are not reproducible at all. This fact, however, did not prevent great scientists as Sir William Crookes (see a very interesting book), Charles Richet (see a very interesting book) and Sir Oliver Lodge, or even distinguished people as Arthur Conan Doyle, (see very interesting book), to get deeply involved with this fascinating subject.



How to contact me:

Prof. Alvaro Vannucci

Instituto de Física - Universidade de São Paulo

Rua do Matão, Travessa “R”, 187

São Paulo - CEP 05508-900 - SP

BRAZIL

Phone: (55)(11) 3091-6918 or (55)(11) 3091-7067

FAX: (55)(11) 3091-6749 or (55)(11) 3091-7014


 Or by e-mail: vannucci@if.usp.br

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(:  May the Good Spirits Be With You  :)

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Last Update: January, 2016