Tonatiuh Matos,

Studied physics and mathematics at Escuela Superior de Física y Matemáticas del IPN.

PhD in theoretical physics in 1987 at the Friedrich-Schiller Universität in Jena, Germany
Habilitation in Astrophysics in 1998 at the same University.

Postdoctoral positions at the Universität Wien and
at the Technische Universität Wien.
Visiting professor at Albert Einstein Institute of the Max-Planck Gessellschaft in Germany
and at German Universities,
Visiting professor at University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

Founder Vice-president of the División de Gravitación y Física Matemática
de la Sociedad Mexicana de Física in 1992
President of the same division in 1995.
Founder and co-organizer of the Escuela Mexicana de Astrofísica (EMA) since 1998
Founder General Secretary of the Instituto Avanzado de Cosmología, 2007-2015.
President of the Sociedad Mexicana de Física (2019-2020).

Member of the Academia Mexicana de Ciencias (AMC) since 1992,
The Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society since 2004, by invitation,
The New York Academy of Science, since 2007, by invitation,
The American Physical Society (APS) since 2013.

Member of the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores level III since 2003.
Investigación Científica Award of the Sociedad Mexicana de Física 2007.

Member of the admission Commission of the AMC 2006-2010, by election,
of the Resolutory Commission of the Instituto de Matemáticas de la UNAM 2008-2014,
of the Commission del PRIDE of the Instituto de Astronomía de la UNAM 2010-2014
of the Resolutory Commission of the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (2010-2012), by election
of the Commission del PRIDE for the area of physics and mathematics, conceded by the rector of the UNAM 2014-2018.
of the Awards Commission of the AMC 2014-2016, by election,
of the Appeal Commission of the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores 2015,
of the Commission for Catedras.

More than 120 publications in international research journals,
40 publications in proceedings and
12 publications in popular science journals.
Two Popular Science books,
One monography on Mathematical Physics and a
Five Science Fiction Novels.
Editor of 7 research specialized books

Organizer of more than 35 national and international congresses in
gravitation, astrophysics and cosmology.

16 doctoral theses supervised,
two got the Arturo Rosenblueth award and other the
Weizmann award from Israel and the AMC, for the best doctoral thesis.
33 master and
8 undergraduate theses supervised.
Their PhD students have supervised 28 PhD theses, two are Weizmann award as well.

150 congresses as speaker, from them more than 50 international congresses as invited speaker.

He is working in the problem of dark matter, he proposed in 1998 that the halos of dark matter are made
of Scalar Fields, which condense and form big Bose-Einstein-Condensates. They behave very
similar as the halos of real galaxies. Today is one of the favourite candidates to be the dark matter of the Universe.