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Sergio Fajardo
Colombian politiciand and mathematician

Sergio Fajardo

Sergio Fajardo
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Intro Colombian politiciand and mathematician
Is Mathematician Politician
From Colombia
Field Mathematics Politics
Gender male
Birth 19 June 1956, Medellín
Age 66 years
Star sign Gemini
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Sergio Fajardo Valderrama, (Born June 6, 1956) is a Colombian Mathematician from the University of the Andes and Politician who recently served as the Governor of Antioquia. Fajardo's first entered politics in 2003 when he was elected Mayor of Medellin, the second-largest city in Colombia and the capital of the department of Antioquia.
Fajardo was granted a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Fajardo was the vice presidential nominee in the 2010 election, together with the presidential candidate Antanas Mockus. It is highly expected that Fajardo will run for President in the 2018 Presidential Elections.


Fajardo graduated (high school) from the Colegio Benedictino, and has an undergraduate and a graduate degree (M.Sc) in mathematics from the Universidad de los Andes - Bogotá. Later he went to the United States and got a PhD in mathematics with a minor in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

As a journalist he was subdirector of El Colombiano and wrote a regular column for El Mundo, El Espectador and Dinero; he had roles in the TV programs Operación Ciudad in Telemedellín and Zanahoria in Teleantioquia and also formed part of the Viva FM Caracol Radio team.

He has been involved in peace processes as founding member of the Comisión Facilitadora de Paz de Antioquia while Álvaro Uribe was the governor of Antioquia and has given conferences on Colombia's armed conflict.

In 2009, Fajardo, along with Alejandro Echeverri, were awarded the winners of the Curry Stone Design Prize, for their bold and ambitious public works plan for the city of Medellín.


  • Fajardo, S., Keisler, H.J. (2002), Model Theory of Stochastic Processes. Lecture Notes in Logic. Association for Symbolic Logic. A.K.Peters, Natick, MA. ISBN 1-56881-172-1.
  • Fajardo, S. (2007), Medellín del miedo a la esperanza. Alcaldía de Medellín.

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