Ricardo Mendes Ribeiro has authored dozens of publications in international journals, including an article in Science. A professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Minho and a member of the Iberian International Laboratory of Nanotechnology, Ricardo is carrying out research in Solid State Theoretical Physics, especially in two-dimensional materials such as graphene. And recently he authored the book Física XXI. Ricardo is a native of Porto and lives in Braga, Portugal.