I am Ilya Shapiro, working in the area of Theoretical Physics. My main area of interests is perturbative quantum gravity and
quantum field theory in curved space. Also, I like to collaborate on the problems of cosmology and related subjects. Originally I am from the city of Pavlodar (nowadays it is Kazakhstan), but starting from undergraduate in 1976 lived in Tomsk, Russia. I became candidate of science (equivalent of Ph.D.) in 1985 and got the degree of doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences in 1993, both at Tomsk State University. After being post-doc in Zaragoza, from 1996 work in the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil. Also I am a member of PPG-Cosmo in UFES.