It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our former president, Fernando D´Incao. For us of the Atlantis Institute, Fernando D´Incao, or just D´Incao, as we were used to call to him, was a great leader and an inspiring scientist. He has built an incredible career as professor of the University of Rio Grande and leader scientist of a research group which has formed tens new scientists. D´Incao became a professor of the University of Rio Grande in 1973 and an associated scientist of the Atlantis Institute in 2007. He has been the advisor of an uncountable number of Master of Science thesis and Doctorate dissertations, has published hundreds of scientific articles and notes, has teached tens of courses in the Undergraduate and Graduate courses of the University of Rio Grande and others in Brazil an abroad, and has occupied several administrative and scientific positions in the University. His heritage is an example for all scientists.
Besides his qualities as great scientist, he was also a great musician and a great friend.
He bravely fought his battle against cancer but unfortunately He lost it. We are deeply sorry for the loss of this incredible man who served all of us from his heart. He will be deeply missed.