Claudio Bunster Weitzman (formerly known as Claudio Teitelboim Weitzman) is a Chilean scientist.
Bunster studied Sciences at the University of Chile (1969), Santiago and received his Ph.D in Physics from Princeton University, U.S. in 1973. He remained at the university, at the Institute for Advanced Study and also at the University of Texas, until 1984. In the same year, he co-founded and was Director of the Centro de Estudios Cientificos (CECS), Santiago, Chile, an independent and autonomous body whose central aim is to perform, promote and diffuse top quality scientific research both within the scientific community and to the general public.
Bunster is currently Director of CECS in Valdivia, a fully-fledged Millennium Science Institute since 2000, and he continues to be a long-term member at the IAS. He was also President of the Presidential Advisory Committee for Scientific Matters from 1995 to 2000 and was Science Advisor to Chilean President Eduardo Frei.
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