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Autobiography Departamento de Matemática
Universidade de Coimbra
3001-501 Coimbra
PORTUGAL

E-mail:   picado at mat dot uc dot pt
Phone:  +351-239791168/50
Fax:      +351-239820489
Office:   5.9


Teaching
  • Estruturas Discretas (2015/16), (2014/15), (2013/14), (2012/13)
  • (in portuguese)
  • Álgebra Comutativa (2013/14), (2012/13), (2011/12)
  • Corpos e Equações Algébricas (2015/16), (2014/15), (2011/12), (2010/11)
  • Curvas e Superfícies (2011/12)
  • Álgebra II (2006/07), (2005/06)
  • Geometria Diferencial (2006/07), (2005/06), (2004/05)
  • Teoria Combinatória (2003/04), (2002/03)
  • Estruturas Ordenadas e Topologia (2001/02)
  • Álgebra (1997/98)
  • Matemática Finita (1996/97)

  • Research
  • My Google Scholar Profile
  • Recent preprints
  • Recent talks
  • CMUC - Centre for Mathematics of the University of Coimbra (research group in Algebra, Logic and Topology)
  • CMUC Newsletter
  • Category Theory in Coimbra
  • CGASA: Categories & General Algebraic Structures with Applications
  • Projects:
  • UC|UP PhD Programme in Mathematics (Steering Committee)

  • Publications
  • Research Papers

    BBFest
  • Books

     ERRATA

     Review (Zentralblatt)

     Review (Math. Reviews)

     Review (MAA Reviews)

  •  ERRATA

     Review (Zentralblatt)

     Review (Math. Reviews)

     Download pdf
     ERRATA

     Prefácio (Vols. 1)

     Prefácio (Vols. 2)

     Prólogo (Vols. 2)
  • Book Chapters

    MPT2013 Book Atlantis Book  ERRATA

     Review (Zentralblatt)

     Review (Math. Review)

     Review (EMS)

  • Dissertations
  • Course Notes
  • Other

  • Seminars
  • Category Theory Seminar
  • Algebra, Logic and Topology Seminar (CMUC)
  • Mathematics Colloquium - DMUC (co-organizer)

  • Events
  • CT2017 - International Category Theory Conference (Vancouver, Canada) - July 2017 (organizing committee)
  • TACL 2017 Conference (Prague, Czech Republic) - June 2017 (programme committee)
  • 16º MATViseu (Viseu) - October 2016 (invited speaker)
  • Workshop on Dualities (Coimbra) - September 2016 (organizing committee)
  • 2016 Summer School of the UC|UP Joint PhD Program in Mathematics (Coimbra) - September 2016 (organizing committee)
  • Universidade de Verão da UC (Coimbra) - July 2016 (speaker)
  • TACL 2015 Conference (Ischia, Italy) - June 2015 (invited speaker)
  • CT 2015 - International Conference on Category Theory (Univ. Aveiro, Portugal) - June 2015 (co-organizer)
  • AMS-EMS-SPM International Meeting 2015 (Porto, Portugal) - June 2015 (invited talk)
  • BLAST 2015 Conference (Univ. New Mexico, USA) - January 2015 (invited tutorial speaker)
  • V Workshop on Aspects of Contemporary Topology (Brussels) - September 2014 (scientific committee, speaker)
  • MAT-OESTE 2014, Matemática na Natureza (Leiria) - July 2014 (invited speaker)
  • International Workshop on Topological Methods in Logic IV (Tbilisi) - June 2014 (invited speaker)
  • Ciclo de Conferências Matemática e Sociedade (Porto) - March 2014 (invited speaker) (cartaz: pdf)
  • Categorical Methods in Algebra and Topology, workshop in honour of Manuela Sobral (Coimbra) - January 2014 (co-organizer)
  • WiAT'13 - Conference in Applied Topology (Bilbao, Spain) - June 2013 (scientific committee)
  • PROFMAT 2012 – Encontro Nacional de Professores de Matemática (Coimbra) - October 2012 (invited speaker)
  • TACT 2012-Conf. on Algebra, Topology and Category Theory (UNISA, Pretoria, South Africa) - September 2012 (invited participant)
  • Workshop on Category Theory, in honour of George Janelidze (Coimbra) - July 2012 (co-organizer)
  • Matemática: a ciência da natureza (Museu da Ciência, UC) - June 2012 (invited speaker)
  •      Imaginary - Matemática e natureza
  • Workshop "Frames in Algebra" (Univ. of Florida, USA) - March 2012 (invited speaker)
  • CT2011 - International Conference on Category Theory (UBC, Vancouver, Canada) - July 2011 (co-organizer)
  • Bridges 2011 - Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (Coimbra) - July 2011 (program committee and organizing committee)
  • Matemática sem limites (Univ. Lisboa) - April 2011 (invited speaker)
  • Banaschewski Fest 2011 (Univ. Cape Town, South Africa) - March 2011 (invited speaker)
  • Magia no Museu (Museu da Ciência, UC) - February 2011 (invited speaker)
  • VII Italian-Spanish Conference on General Topology and its Applications - September 2010 (invited speaker)
  • WiAT'10 - Workshop in Applied Topology (Valencia, Spain) - June 2010 (invited speaker)
  • Um passeio pela Ciência: a matemática na nossa vida (Açores) - May 2010 (invited speaker)
  • A matemática e os seus encantos (ciclo de conferências Fund. Calouste Gulbenkian) - April 2010 (invited speaker)
  • Other <historic>
  • encantos da matemática passeio pela ciência

  • Popularisation
  • Associação ATRACTOR - Interactive Mathematics
  • (in portuguese
  • Passeios com primos de Euclides, conexões de Galois e primos de Gauss (Lição Delfos, slides de apoio à palestra, January 2014)
  • or english)
  • Seashells: the plainness and beauty of their mathematical description (Loci, journal of MAA Math. Sci. Digital Library, March 2009)
  • A conversation with F. William Lawvere (Part II - June 2008)  (pdf file with the two parts and some more pictures)
  • A conversation with F. William Lawvere (Part I - December 2007)
  • Conchas (September 2007, ATRACTOR webpage)
  • Stereoscopic images of shells (September 2007, ATRACTOR webpage)
  • An interview with Eduardo L. Ortiz (June 2007)
  • Matemática sem palavras (July 2006, ATRACTOR webpage)
  • An interview with Marcelo Viana (June 2006)
  • Conchas marinhas: a simplicidade e beleza da sua descrição matemática (April 2006) (October 2008: "Conchas, Contas" na TSF)
  • Nós, tranças e números racionais (Lição Delfos, powerpoint file, June 2006)
  • A curvatura e a torção: como distinguir a forma de uma curva (April 2006, ATRACTOR webpage)
  • Crivo de Eratóstenes (pdf animado)
  • A álgebra das tranças (article, August 2005; some 3D figures, March 2006)
  • Sistemas de Identificação com algarismos de controlo (February 2006, ATRACTOR webpage)
  • An interview with Alexei Sossinsky (December 2005)
  • A álgebra dos números de identificação (talk, powerpoint file: May 2003, May 2007)
  • A álgebra dos sistemas de identificação: da aritmética modular aos grupos diedrais (article, December 1999)
  • O mistério do Bilhete de Identidade (article by Jorge Buescu, May 2000); Erros singulares no BI
  • Bulletin (Editor: 2004-2008)

  • Last update: September 3, 2016  
    quotation           At a time when mathematical fashion despises generality
    (seen as gratuitous "generalities", i.e. vacuities) I affirm the
    principal force in all my work has been the quest for the "general."
    In truth I prefer to accent "unity" rather than "generality." But for me
    these are two aspects of one quest. Unity represents the profound
    aspect, and generality the superficial aspect.
    (A. Grothendieck, Récoltes et Semailles, 1985-87)
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