Vinícius Ramos, a mathematician with a penchant for cycling, uses his bike as his primary transportation to work. This might seem unusual to his colleagues at the Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics, given its location atop a hill amidst a forest in the Jardim Botânico district of Rio de Janeiro. However, this choice has proven fruitful as he has had several mathematical insights related to his field, symplectic geometry, during these rides.
Vinícius completed his undergraduate and master’s degrees in applied mathematics at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He then pursued his doctorate at the University of California in the United States. His post-doctoral studies took him to the University of Nantes in France. In his leisure time, Vinícius enjoys playing the guitar and piano, baking naturally leavened bread, and of course, cycling. His bicycle serves not just as a means of transportation, but also as a companion for hiking and nature walks.