Bachiller, Popayan University, 1959. Licenciado, University Tunja, 1963. Doctor, University Montpellier, France1974.
Assistant, National U., Bogota, Colombia, 1964-1971; assistant, U. Montpellier, France, 1974-1979, 81-87; professor, U. Montpellier, France, since 1994; professor, University of Chmbéry, France, 1979-1981; professor, U. Avignon, France, 1987-1994. Director of section National U., Colombia, 1969-1971, director of seminar Montpellier, 1982-1988, seminary's director U. Montpellier, since 1994, director postgraduate program,1989-.
Member New York Academy, Society Mathematics de France, Society Colombiana de Mathematics.
Married Ines Cristancho, September 21, 1963. Children: Maurice, Claudia, Ricardo.