Tomas H. Martinez Galindo †

Tomas H. Martinez Galindo, B.S. was born on June 30, 1946 in Monterrey, Mexico. He studied at the Benito Juarez Elementary School, Jose Calderon Junior High School and High School in the I.T.E.S.M. He completed his professional studies in the School of Physics and Mathematics of UANL; he belonged to the second generation of the bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physical sciences. Later, he was admitted in the master’s degree summer program for professors of province form 1972 to 1974. Then, he took a Master program in Theoretical Physics at C.I.N.V.E.S.T.A.V. (Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute) from the Instituto Politecnico Nacional (National Polytechnic Institute) in Mexico, DF. In 1984, he got a scholarship from UANL to study the German language in the Institute Goethe in Schwabisch-Hall. From 1895 to 1986, he was a guest teacher in Tecnische Hochschule in Darmstadt city both in the German Federal Republic.

His career as a teacher started in 1967 in High School No.7 of UANL, where he began working as a regular teacher of different subjects such as Algebra and Physics. In 1968 he become part of the academic staff of the School of Physics and Mathematics, he was an associate professor of subjects related to basic mathematics and of courses of Fundamental Physics and Advanced Physics in the theoretical area. His administrative works started in 1972, when he was in charge of the School of Physics and Mathematics Secretary, until 1978.

He was assigned Dean of the UANL School of Physics and Mathematics from 1980 to 1983. During this period, he took important actions towards the benefit of the School and a better projection of graduate students. Some of these actions were: the establishment of summer courses with curricular accreditation, introductory courses for new students, a scholarship-books program for the most outstanding students of each of the School's program, coordination of a Congreso Internacional de Estadística (International Statistic Congress) and two National Congress of Computer studies.

We extend out public recognition to him, for all his dedication and effort, considering that he contributed to maintain the academic advance of our Institution.