Augusto Teixeira was born in Brazil, where he concluded his BS in Physics at UFMG (Federal University of Minas Gerais) and obtained a master's degree at IMPA (Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics).
Augusto defended his PhD in ETH-Zurich under the supervision of A-S.
Sznitman, having his thesis awarded the ETH Medal. He then moved to Paris as a Post-Doc at ENS, with support from the Fondation Sciences Mathématiques de Paris. During this period, Augusto he received the Prix des Annales in recognition of a joint article with Jirí Cerný and David Windisch. He is now back to Brazil, as an Assistant Professor at IMPA.