About F. Vidal
BA and PhD in Physics from the Complutense University of Madrid, Diploma in Supérieures Etudes (DEA) in the Laboratoire de Physique de l'Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS) in Paris and Docteur of Troisième Cycle and Docteur d'Etat ès Sciences from the University of Paris this last performed at the Laboratoire de Physique des Solides ENS Paris, where he worked between 1966 and 1974 and between 1977 and 1979, being on scholarship, Professor Assistent, Attaché de Recherche and Chargé de Recherche at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). From 1974 to 1977 he was Associated Scientist in the Department of Physics and Center for Material Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Since 1984 he was professor of condensed matter physics at the University of Santiago de Compostela, creating and leading until his retirement in 2013 and appointment of Professor Emeritus Research Group called "Laboratorio de Baixas temperatures and Superconductividade" (LBTS , http://lbts.usc.es). He is the author or co-author of 220 scientific publications that cover different basic and applied aspects of Science and Technology of Materials, with special emphasis on quantum fluids (superfluid 4He) and Superconductors and their applications. In 1997 he was awarded the National Prize for Scientific Research "Santiago Ramón y Cajal". Some of his other awards are the "Medaille de Bronze" CNRS, in 1976, the appointment of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques of France in 2005 and Excellence Gallega (Scientific Research) Award of the Association of Entrepreneurs Galicians in Catalonia in 2009. Since 1992 is Academician of the Royal Galician Academy of Sciences. Among its scientific management was Coordinator of Science and Technology of Materials of the National Evaluation Agency (ANEP) (1995 to 2000), President of the International Commission for Evaluation of Institutes of Materials Science, CSIC (2000 to 2003), and member of the National Commission on Scientific Assessment of the area of "Physics and Mathematics" (1992 to 1994).