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physicist , professor , researcher

Horacio Sergio Wio, Argentinian physicist, researcher, professor. Member of European Physical Society (member board division statistical and nonlinear physics).


Wio, Horacio Sergio was born on November 14, 1946 in Buenos Aires. Arrived in Spain, 2002, naturalized, 2009. Son of Welka and Sofia (Beitelmajer) Wio.


Bachelor of Science, Otto Krausse, Buenos Aires, 1965. Master of Science in Physics, Institute Balseiro, Argentina, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, University Nac.

Cuyo, Argentina, 1977.


Research scholar National Research Council, South Carolina Bariloche, 1973-1977. Assistant researcher National Atomic Energy Commission, 1977-1979. Visiting scientist Technischen University, Munich, 1979-1980, 87-88.

Associate researcher National Atomic Energy Commission, South Carolina Bariloche, 1980-1985. Invited professor University Baleares, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 1988-1989. Visiting professor FAMAF, United Nations Cordoba, Argentina, 1989.

Full professor Instituto Balseiro, South Carolina Bariloche, 1995—2002. Independent researcher Centro At. Bariloche, 1986—1990, senior researcher, 1990—2002.

Invited professor University Baleares, P. Mallorca, 2002—2003. Marie Curie chair University Cantabria, Spain, 2004, full professor Spain, since 2007. Visiting professor University I. Baleares, Spain, 1990, 92, 2001, 2002 University Mar del Plata, Argentina, 1991, 92, 93, 95, 2001, University Chile, 1995, University Freiburg, Germany, 1992, University Tarapacá, Chile, 2000, University Autónoma, Mexico, 2000.

Visiting researcher Fritz-Haber Institute, 1994, Max Planck Institute, Dresden, 1995, University Libre, Brussels, 1998, University Navarra, 2000, University New Mexico, 1999. Consultant INVAP Southeast, South Carolina Bariloche, 1977. Head statistical physics group Centro Atomico Bariloche, 1986—2002, head theoretical physics division, 1992-1994.

Advisory editor, Physica A, member organizing committee Latin American School Physics, La Plata, 1987, MEDYFINOL Conference, Mar del Plata, since 1991. Chairman 4th Work Nonlinear Phenomena, Bariloche, 1995, workshop on pattern formation, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, 1997, workshop on sparsely connected system, Bariloche, 2000. Chairman Work on Complex Systems, Santander, Spain, 2006.

Member International Advisory Communications, International Union of Pure and Applied Physics STATPHYS'23, Genova, Italy, 2007 speaker in field.


  • Achievements include general description of stochastic resonance in extended systems & variational formulation for the K & Z problems. General description of anomalous-normal behavior in coupled Brownian motors. First demostration of existence of a noise induced limit cycle.

    Description of bulk mediated surface diffusion. Consistent Markovian description of non Markovian processes through path integral techniques.


Member of European Physical Society (member board division statistical and nonlinear physics).


  • Other Interests

    Chess, swiming, Go, Judo.


Married Maria Luz Martinez Perez, February 16, 1973. Children: Marcelo Gabriel, Mayra Cecilia, Nicolas Bernardo.

Welka Wio

Sofia (Beitelmajer) Wio

Maria Luz Martinez Perez

Marcelo Gabriel Wio

Mayra Cecilia Wio

Nicolas Bernardo Wio