Peter Szatmari Academic

Peter Szatmari is a geologist born in Budapest, Hungary, where he graduated in geology at the Eötvös Loránd University. He obtained his PhD from the University of Edinburgh on salt (evaporites) and performed post-doctoral research at Princeton University. He also worked at the Lamont–Doherty Earth Observatory, during the early days of plate tectonics theory. Since 1973 Szatmari has worked in Brazil, initially as a consultant to Petrobras. He has taught courses and led work teams that have made important discoveries of deposits of potassium salts and oil in the Sergipe-Alagoas and Amazonas basins. Since 1980, he has been a member of the research staff of the Research Center of Petrobras, CENPES, in Rio de Janeiro. In addition to coordinating various study groups, he has taught courses in structural geology, tectonics, and tectonic geology of salt (evaporites). Szatmari has published over 200 works, including articles in scientific journals, monographs and technical reports, and jointly edited the book Salt - Geology and Tectonics.

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Rio de Janeiro , Brazil
pop. 6,320,446 (2010)


1. University of Edinburgh Colleges/University

The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1583, is a public research university located in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The university is deeply embedded in the fabric of the city, with many of the buildings in the historic Old Town belonging to the university. Edinburgh receives approximately 47,000 applications every year, making it the third most popular university in the UK by volume of applicants. Entrance is intensely competitive, with 12 applications per place in the last admissions cycle. It was the fourth university to be established in Scotland and the 6th in the United Kingdom, and is regarded as one of the most prestigious universities in the world. The university is ranked the top rated in Scotland and the 6th and 7th in Europe according to the 2011 QS and Times Higher Education Ranking Globally, the 2011 QS rankings placed the university 20th in the world. It is the only Scottish university to be a member of both the elite Russell Group, and the League of European Research Universities, a consortium of 21 of Europe's most prominent and renowned research universities.

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Type Public university
2012. 238 mil. £
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Old College, South Bridge, EH8 9YL - Edinburgh, Scotland
2013. 21,677
2010. 19,106
2013. 11,191
2010. 9,868
Acceptance rate
2012. 11.5 %
Local tuition
2013. 1.82 K £
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People attended University of Edinburgh connected by profession and/or age

b. 1788., Academic
b. 1804., Academic
b. 1710., Academic
b. 1948., Academic
b. 1885., Academic
b. 1946., Academic
b. 1852., Academic
b. 1809., Academic

2. Eötvös Loránd University Colleges/University

Eötvös Loránd University or ELTE, founded in 1635, is the largest university in Hungary. It is located in Budapest.

Type Public school
Egyetem tér 1-3, 1053 - Budapest, Central Hungary
2008. 17,079
2008. 11,229
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People attended Eötvös Loránd University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1958., Academic
b. 1946., Academic
b. 1945., Academic
b. 1956., Academic
b. 1960., Academic
b. 1927., Academic
b. 1965., Academic
b. 1972., Academic


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