Francisco Javier González Acuña, better known as Fico, was born in Tampico, Tamaulipas, México, on January 21st, 1942. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in 1963, and then, at Princeton University, he got a Ph.D. in Mathematics in 1970, under the supervision of the eminent topologist Ralph H. Fox. After that, he came back to México and has been since then a member of Instituto de Matemáticas at UNAM. He has also had a close relationship with Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas, CIMAT, in Guanajuato, México, as a part-time researcher for many years.
Lee más: Dedicated to Fico González Acuña on his 70th birthday.