Manfredo Perdigao do Carmo

Fellow: Awarded 1965

Field of Study: Mathematics

Fellow: Awarded 1968

Field of Study: Mathematics

Competition: Latin America & Caribbean

Manfredo P. do Carmo, who was born in Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil, in 1928, obtained his Engineering degree at the University of Recife, Brazil, and his Ph.D. in 1963 at the University of California, Berkeley.  He has been Professor and Research Scientist at the Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA) in Rio de Janeiro since 1966.  Previously he has taught at the University of Recife and the University of Brasilia and has held visiting positions at the University of Ceará in Fortaleza, Brazil, and UC Berkeley.

His research interests are many: the topology of manifolds; rigidity and convexity of isometric immersions; stability and Morse index of minimal surfaces; stability of hypersurfaces; Riemannian manifolds; isoperimetric problems; minimal submanifolds of a sphere; constant mean curvature; finite total curvature; and vanishing scalar curvature.

In addition to his two Guggenheim Fellowships (1965 and 1968), his honors include his being Invited Lecturer to the International Congress of Mathematicians at Helsinki in 1978; the National Prize of Science and Technology, CNPq, Brazil, in 1984; the TWAS Prize in Mathematics in 2002; Ordem Nacional do Mérito Científico, Brazil, in 1995; and an honorary doctorate from the Federal University of Alagoas in 1991. 

Dr. do Carmo is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Sciences of the Developing World.