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Name  Ernst Hamburger
Role  Physicist

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Spouse  Amelia Imperio Hamburger (m. ?–2011)
Children  Cao Hamburger, Vera Hamburger, Sonia Imperio Hamburger
Similar People  Amelia Imperio Hamburger, Cao Hamburger, Vera Hamburger

Education  University of Sao Paulo

Ernst Wolfgang Hamburger is a German-born Brazilian physicist and popularizer of science. Prof. Hamburger is internationally known for his activities regarding public understanding of science. He is the director of Estação Ciência, an interactive science museum in São Paulo. He won the UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science and the José Reis Award for the Divulgation of Science, the medal of the Brazilian Order of Scientific Merit, a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.

Biography

Born in Berlin on June 8, 1933, Hamburger fled from the Nazis with his parents to Brazil when he was still three years old. He studied physics at the University of São Paulo and joined its faculty (Institute of Physics) soon after his graduation, in 1960. He is now a retired full professor of physics. Dr. Hamburger is married to Dr. Amélia I. Hamburger, also a physicist and colleague at the university. They have five children. One of them, Cao Hamburger, is a film and TV director and scriptwriter.

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