FAPESP WEEK 2012 – 50 Years of Science in Brazil and Challenges Ahead

October 15, 2012

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars invite you to the workshop

FAPESP WEEK 2012 – 50 Years of Science in Brazil and Challenges Ahead and BRAZILIAN NATURE – Mystery and Destiny Exhibition

Date: October 22nd
Time: 15:30 to 19:10
Venue: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – Bush Building
Building 13 - Von Hippel room (13-2137)
Street Address: 105 Massachusetts Avenue - Cambridge, MA

For more informationPlease RSVP to: Marcelo Meletti  (Meletti@fapesp.br) by Wed. Oct. 17, 2012

FAPESP is a foundation, funded by the taxpayer in the State of São Paulo, Brazil, with the mission of supporting research in all fields of knowledge within the State. A relevant element of FAPESP’s strategy is to develop opportunities for scientists in São Paulo to work with colleagues abroad. Scientists in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, author 50% of the scientific articles published by scientists in Brazil every year, and programs in the state contribute 45% of the doctoral level scientists graduated yearly in the country. The foundation has established partnerships with funding agencies, companies, higher education and research organizations around the world.



Chairs: Ben Schneider, MIT
Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, FAPESP 
Marcelo Knobel, FAPESP

Venue: Building 13 - Von Hippel room (13-2137)



Welcome coffee



Harry Tuller, MIT


Session 1

Materials Science, Advances in nanostructured semiconducting oxides for gas sensors
José Arana Varela, IQ/UNESP, Araraquara and Harry Tuller, MIT


Session 2

Physics - Investigation with Atomic Superfluids
Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato, IFSC, USP and Daniel Kleppner, MIT


Closing Remarks

Harry Tuller, MIT



Walk to MIT Museum


Venue: MIT Museum



Science and Technology in São Paulo, Brazil, Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, FAPESP
MIT Brazil: The First Three Years and Future Prospects, Ben Schneider, MIT
The ITA-MIT cooperation, Carlos Americo Pacheco, ITA


Reception and Inauguration Brazilian Nature - Mystery and Destiny Exhibit





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