CBPF prize award colloquium: Stephen P. Walborn

Quantum Information Group @ CBPF

Tomorrow (25.09.15) CBPF will award the “CBPF prize” to Stephen Patrick Walborn… I mean, to Steve. Actually, you should pronounce his name as “Xtiiive”, as dictated by the carioca accent that he speaks with mother-tongue fluency. Stephen was born in USA; he then became Steve, when he moved to Belo Horizonte to do his PhD; and finally he turned into “Xtiiive”, spending his time in between the lab at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and the Posto 6 in Copacabana… with occasional stops at Pavão Azul.

The award to Steve is more than deserved, it is natural. I’ve known Steve for more than 10 years by now, and if something changed during this time was… that I got older. Steve didn’t. As I wrote in the acknowledgement of my PhD thesis in 2006, and which is still true nowadays, Steve is tireless. The text I wrote said…

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