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Chile and Brazil build closer scientific cooperation on Nanomagnetism

July 28, 2010

The event, which will take place at the Physics Institute of the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul from October 18 to 22 2010, will bring together physics students from the two countries who work in the area of nanomaterials in nanotechnology laboratories and research centers.

The Millennium Nucleus on Basic and Applied Magnetism, the Center for the Development of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (CEDENNA) and the Physics Institute of the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul are co-sponsoring the Chile-Brazil School on Nanomagnetism, which will take place from October 18 to the 22 2010, in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre.

This school was developed in the framework of the Chile-Brazil Bi-National Agreement for Scientific and Technological Cooperation in the area of magnetic nanomaterials (2008-2011), which seeks to substantially increase bilateral relations in the area of nanotechnology in order to qualitatively change the level of studies and applications of this discipline in the two countries.

This agreement is the result of a Memorandum of Understanding in matters of Science, Technology and Innovation, signed by the governments of Chile and Brazil in the context of the official visit of Brazilian President, Luis Inácio da Silva, to our country in April of 2007.

The Chile-Brazil School on Nanomagnetism seeks to develop scientific professionals with international competence and establish closer links between Chilean and Brazilian colleagues working in this area of research. As a requirement, students wishing to attend this initiative should be completing the last year of an undergraduate program or studying in a post-graduate program, in both cases, in Physics.

For the Director of CEDENNA, Dora Altbir, the creation of the Chile-Brazil network in nanotechnology will consolidate a fruitful collaboration between Chilean and Brazilian researchers that dates back two decades and has resulted in generating 100 publications and a dozen graduate students in collaboration between the countries.

Several Brazilian research institutions will be represented at the encounter by distinguished researchers, including: the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro; la Universidade de Sao Paulo; the Nuclear Technology Center of Belo Horizonte; the Brazilian Center for Physics Research; the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco and the Universidade Estadual de Campinas. On the part of our country, researchers will attend representing the Universidad de Santiago and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Ten scholarships will be provided for attending the Chile-Brazil Nanomagnetism School. The deadline for applying for the scholarship is Monday, August 9 2010.

Registration at www.magnetismo.cl and www.cedenna.cl.


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