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Biography

Prof. Waldyr A. Rodrigues Jr. (In Memoriam)

Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Scientific Computation

State University of Campinas (UNICAMP)

Professor of Mathematical Physics


Email: walrod@ime.unicamp.br


Qualifications

1971 Ph.D., Theoretical Nuclear Physics, Torino University, Torino, Italy

1968 B.S., Physics, University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil


Research Fields

Foundations of Relativity

Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

Clifford and Spin-Clifford Bundles and Applications in Mathematical Physics


Publications (selected)

  1. E. Notte-Cuello and R. da Rocha and W. A. Rodrigues Jr., The Effective Lorentzian and Teleparallel Spacetimes Generated by a Free Electromagnetic Field, Rep. Math. Phys.62 (3), 69-89,(2008). http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0612098
  2. E. Notte-Cuelloand W. A. Rodrigues Jr., Superposition Principle and the Problem ofthe Additivity of the Energies and Momenta of Distinct Electromagnetic Fields, Rep. Math. Phys.62 (3), 91-101,(2008). http://arxiv.org/abs/math-ph/0612036
  3. W. A. Rodrigues Jr. and R. da Rocha, Diffeomorphism Invariance and Local Lorentz Invariance, Adv. in Applied Clifford Algebras18 (3-4)945-961(2008).http://www.arxiv.org/abs/math-ph/0510026
  4. E. Notte-Cuello andWaldyr A. Rodrigues Jr., Freud's Identity of Differential Geometry, the Einstein-Hilbert Equations and  the Vexatious Problem of the Energy-Momentum Conservation in GR, Advances in Applied Clifford Algebras19 (1), 113-145 (2009). http://arxiv.org/abs/0801.2559
  5. Waldyr A. Rodrigues Jr., Killing Vector Fields, Maxwell Equations and Lorentzian Spacetimes, Adv. in Applied CliffordAlgebras 7, 871-884 (2010). http://arxiv.org/abs/0801.3632
  6. Roldão da Rocha and Waldyr A. Rodrigues Jr., Pair and Impair, Even and Odd Form Fields and Electromagnetism, Annalen der Physik19, 6-34 (2010). http://arxiv.org/abs/0811.1713
  7. E. A. Notte-Cuello, R. da Rocha and W. A. Rodrigues Jr., Some Thoughts on Geometries and on the Nature of the Gravitational Field, J. Phys. Math. 2, 20-40, (2010). http://arxiv.org/abs/0907.2424
  8. Virginia V. Fernández and Waldyr A. Rodrigues Jr., Gravitation as a Plastic Distortion of the Lorentz Vacuum,Fundamental Theories of Physicsvol.168, Springer, Heidelberg (2010).
  9. Roldão da Rocha and Waldyr A. Rodrigues Jr, Rigorous Formulation of Duality in Gravitational Theories, J. Physics A: Math. and Theor.43 (20), 205206 (2010). http://arxiv.org./abs/0910.2021
  10. J.F. T. Giglio and W. A. Rodrigues Jr., Gravitation and Electromagnetism as Geometrical Objects on a Riemann-Cartan Spacetime Structure, Adv. Appl. Clifford Algebras, 22, 649-664 (2012) http://arXiv.org/abs/1109.5271
  11. J.F. T. Giglio and W. A. Rodrigues Jr., Riemann-Cartan Connection and its Decomposition. One More Assessment of “ECE Theory”. http://arXiv.org/abs/1109.5403
  12. F.Grangeiro Rodrigues, R. da Rocha and W. A. Rodrigues Jr., Maxwell and Navier-Stokes Equations Equivalent to Einstein Equation, Proc. Sixth Int. School on Filed Theory and Gravitation,AIP Conference Proceedings1483, 277-295 (2012).http://arXiv.org/abs/1109.5274
  13. E.Capelas de Oliveira, W. A. Rodrigues Jr., and J. Vaz Jr., Superluminal Neutrinos from OPERA Experiment and Weyl Equation.http://arXiv.org/abs/1109.2219
  14. J.F. T. Giglio and W. A. Rodrigues Jr., Locally Inertial Reference Frames in Lorentzian and Riemann- Cartan Spacetimes, Annalen der Physik.502,302-310 (2012).[arXiv:1111.2206v2 [math-ph]]
  15. W. A. Rodrigues Jr., The Nature of the Gravitational Field and its Legitimate Energy-Momentum Tensor, Rep. Math. Phys.69, 265-279 (2012).[arXiv:1109.5272v2 [math-ph]]
  16. W. A. Rodrigues Jr. and E. Capelas de Oliveira, Extracting Energyfrom an External Magnetic Field, in V. Dvoeglazov (ed.), Einstein and Others:Unification, Contemporany Fundamental Physics Series, Chapter 6, NovaPubl., New Yok, 2014. IBSN: 97-1-63463-276-8, arXiv:1208.1702v2 [math-ph]
  17. E. Capelas de Oliveira and W. A. Rodrigues Jr., Comment on ''Self Interacting Dark Matter with an Axis of Locality'', Phys. Rev. D86, 128501 (2012)
  18. E. Capelas de Oliveira and W. A. Rodrigues Jr., Erratum to a Comment on ''Self Interacting Dark Matter with an Axis of Locality'', Phys. Rev. D86, 128501 (2012),Phys. Rev. D88, 12990 (2013).
  19. W. A. Rodrigues Jr., R. Kerner, G. O. Pires and C. Pinheiro (editors), Proc.Sixth Int. School on Field Theory and Gravitation,AIP Conference Proceedings1483, (2012). http://proceedings.aip.org/resource/2/apcpcs/1483/1?isAuthorized=no
  20. E. Capelas de Oliveira, W. A. Rodrigues Jr., and J. Vaz Jr., Elko Spinor Fields and Massive Magnetic Like Monopoles, Int. J. Theor. Phys. 53, 4381-4401 (2014). [arXiv:1306.4645v6 [math-ph]]DOI:10.1007/s10773-014-2188-4
  21. Waldyr A. Rodrigues Jr. And Samuel A. Wainer, A Clifford Bundle Approach to the Differential Geometry of Branes,Adv. in Applied Clifford Algebras24, 617-847 (2014),   DOI 10.1007/S00006-014-0452-6arXiv:1309.4007
  22. E.Capelas de Oliveira, W. A. Rodrigues Jr., and J. Vaz Jr., A Generalized Electromagnetic Theory for the Mass Spectrum of Neutrinos,Gravitation and Cosmology20, 10-14 (2014) arXiv:1110.5040v2 [math-ph].
  23. E. Notte-Cuello and W. A. Rodrigues Jr., Differential Structure of the Hyperbolic Clifford Algebra,Adv. Applied Clifford Algebras169-218 (2015). DOI: 10.1007/s00006-014-0482-0. [arXiv:1403.3150v1 [math-ph]]
  24. W. A. Rodrigues Jr., Rafael F. Leão and S. A. Wainer,Concept of Lie Derivative of Spinor Fields.  A Geometrical Motivated Approach,to appear in Adv. Applied Clifford Algebras.[arXiv:1411:7845 [math-ph]]
  25. W. A. Rodrigues Jr.,S. A. Wainer,M. Rivera-Tapia,E. A. Notte-Cuello,I. Kondrashuk,A Clifford Bundle Approach to the Wave Equation of a Spin 1/2 Fermion in the de Sitter Manifold. [arXiv:1502.05685v1 [math-ph]]