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The Astronomy Department of The Physics Institute of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) is an outstanding Astronomy teaching, research and outreach centre in the state of Rio Grande do Sul with 11 staff. The Department has over 40 researchers among active and retired associate professors, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate research students who are active in developing teaching, research, outreach and administrative tasks.

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Emeritus professor for Edemundo da Rocha Vieira

The achievements of Edemundo da Rocha Vieira are recognized at UFRGS with the title of emeritus professor: http://www.ufrgs.br/ufrgs/noticias/primeiro-astrofisico-da-ufrgs-recebe-titulo-de-professor-emerito

L’Óreal-UNESCO-ABC/Brazil For Women in Science

Ana Chies Santos was awarded the L’Oréal For Women in Science prize in 2016. For more information access the weblink: http://www.paramulheresnaciencia.com.br/quem-sao-as-sete-cientistas-vencedoras/

Emeritus professor for Horacio Dottori

The academic achievements of Horacio Dottori are recognized at UFRGS with the title of emeritus professor: http://www.ufrgs.br/ufrgs/noticias/trajetoria-de-horacio-dottori-e-reconhecida-com-titulo-de-professor-emerito

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