Igor Saavedra Gatica
Born in May 4th 1932, and passed away October 8th 2016.
He became Electrical Engineer of the University of Chile in 1957, and then obtained a PhD degree in Physics from the University of Manchester.
He was academic of the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. In 1999 he was distinguished as Emeritus Professor of the University of Chile.
In the year 2000 he received the Gold medal of the Institute of Engineers of Chile, and in 2005 the Medal Rector Juvenal Hernández Jaque.
National Sciences Prize 1981
The jury that awarded him the National Prize cited his noted work in the areas of theoretical physics and quantum mechanics. He was praised as mentor of the first generation of physicists for higher education, and as initiator of research in Physics in Chile.