Prof. Matthew ("Matt") Luzum

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Professor Doutor (MS-3)

Department of Mathematical Physics
Institute of Physics
University of São Paulo
Rua do Matão, 1371, Butantã, São Paulo-SP, CEP 05508-090


Office: 336 Ala Central

Student Fellowships Available (PhD and Master's)

A FAPESP fellowship is available for a PhD student and for a Master's student.  

The Master's project is for 2 years and involves numerical hydrodynamic simulations of heavy-ion collisions.

The PhD project is for up to 4 years and involves the study of the initial stages of a heavy-ion collision.

Any interested students should contact me at the above e-mail address for more information.


Academic history
  • 2015 - present:   University of São Paulo, Professor Doutor (~Assistant Professor)
  • 2014 - 2015:  University of Santiago de Compostela, Marie Curie Fellow
  • 2012 - 2014:  McGill University / Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Postdoc
  • 2009 - 2012:  IPhT CEA Saclay, Postdoc
  • 2009:  University of Washington, PhD
Lattes CV (direct link to English version)


  • Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions (introdução em Português)
  • Quark-Gluon Plasma
  • Quantum Chromodynamics
  • Relativistic Viscous Fluid Dynamics
Publication lists:

Viscous hydrodynamics code