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Hervásio Guimarães de Carvalho

Hervásio Guimarães de Carvalho, Brazilian physicist (Araguari, Minas Gerais State 10 July 1916 - Rio de Janeiro 17 November 1999)
 
 
 
Published more than 150 papers in reviews of international transmission
 
 
ACHIEVEMENTS
 
Developed and perfected visual methods for measuring nuclear emulsions with aid of plates
 
Discovered a new form of fission in 238 uranium, a greatly assimetric fission (1975) 
 

With V. Davis & W. Tesh. Gradation development method for nuclear emulsions. Physical Review 91(1):224, 1953

Um viscosímetro de nível constante. Anais Assoc. Quim. Brasil 3(3):179-81, 1944 

 
 
MEMBERSHIP/OTHERS  
 
President, XX General Conference of IAEA, Wien (1976)
 
Councillor, International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste
 
Leonardo da Vinci Golden Medal, Italy
 
 
TRIVIA
 
First in the world to obtaining doctorate in Nuclear Engineering, North Carolina State University, USA (1954)
 
He was advisor of Jerome Isaac Friedman, a future Nobel Prize (1955)
 
He was one Latin American to receive lunar rocks for analysis from Apolo XIV and Apolo XV missions (1971)
 
 
 
LINKS 
The information was obtained from  http://biblioteca.cat.cbpf.br/pub/apub/cs/2000/cs00800.pdf (in Portuguese)