| Nuclear Physicist|| Modesto Montoya|
| 24 February 1949 (age 66) (1949-02-24) Salpo Peru|
Instituto Peruano de Energia Nuclear in Lima, Peru
Modesto Montoya Wikipedia
Modesto Montoya (born 24 February 1949) is a nuclear physicist past president of the Peruvian Institute for Nuclear Energy in Lima, Peru. He is past president and a member of the Peruvian Academy of Nuclear Sciences, past president of the Peruvian Physical Society and member for Peruvian National Academy of Sciences.
Montoya holds a BSc, a Lic. a MSc in physics from the National University of Engineering, a DEA, a doctorat de 3eme cycle and a doctorat d'Etat from the Paris-Sud 11 University. He is affiliated as professor to the National University of Engineering and he teaches scientific and technological subjects at Centro de Preparación para la Ciencia y Tecnología (Ceprecyt).
Montoya's research work was on cold fission at the CEA Saclay and he participated in the discovery of nucleon-pair breaking in cold fission, phenomenum studied also by Hervé Nifenecker in cold fission of uranium 233, uranium 235 and plutonium 239. He also studied the mass and kinetic energy distribution of fragments in cold fission
Between 1985 and 1986 he was guest scientist at (GSI) in Darmstadt in the group led by Peter Armbruster, dedicated to research on transuranides nuclei. At GSI published his work on Coulomb and shell effects in low energy fission.,
As guest scientist at the Institut de Physique Nucléaire, Orsay, in the Bernard Borderie's group, he participated in research on deeply inelastic collisions. He was also invited by the Carnegie-Mellon Institute in the Morton Kaplan group dedicated to ternary fragmentations in nuclear collisions.
Montoya now studies the effects of neutron emissions on measurements of fission fragments.
Montoya has had his opinions on science and technology published in a number of articles in the main Peruvian newspapers. As part of his promotional activities he found the International Scientific Meeting (ECI) for which is recognized by international institutions.Encuentro Científico Internacional