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Third Workshop Between Two Countries:

Chile and Mexico strengthen scientific cooperation on Nanomagnetism

December 7, 2010

The encounter will take place in the city of Los Andes from the 27 to the 29 of March 2011, developed in the framework of the Agreement on Academic and Scientific Collaboration signed by the University of Santiago and the Autonomous National University of Mexico.

The Millennium Nucleus on Basic and Applied Magnetism of the University of Santiago of Chile (USACH) and the Autonomous National University of Mexico and the Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM) inaugurated the call for registrations for the Third Chile-Mexico Workshop on Magnetism, Nanoscience and Their Applications, which will take place March 27.29 in the city of Los Andes, Chile.

This encounter was developed in the framework of the Agreement on Academic and Scientific Collaboration signed by USACH and UNAM that seeks to establish a network of collaboration among Chilean and Mexican scientists who work in magnetism, nanoscience, nanotechnology and other related areas.

Two other encounters have taken place, one in each country, as a result of this agreement, in Temuco, Chile in 2009 and in Cocoyoc, Mexico in 2010. The third encounter in the city of Los Andes, Chile, seeks to strengthen links between Chilean and Mexican students who work in this area of research. As a requisite, students who wish to participate must be completing the fourth year of an undergraduate program or studying in a postgraduate program, in either case, in programs of chemistry, physics, sciences or engineering.

For the Director of the Millennium Nucleus on Basic and Applied Magnetism of USACH, Dora Altbir, this encounter on nanomagnetism seeks to encourage Latin American scientific work in the area of magnetism, in an informal environment in which interesting discussions are developed with a strong participation of students.

Dr. Eugenio Vogel, president of the Scientific Committee of the encounter emphasizes the strategy behind these workshops: “Alternating between Mexico, the most northern Latin American country, and Chile, its southern counterpart, it is possible to involve neighboring regional communities. In that way, when the workshop takes place in Chile, there are invited experts from Argentina and Brazil, while when the workshop takes place in Mexico there are experts from the United States. All of them enrich the contact between the Chilean and Mexican scientific communities with their continental colleagues.”

The encounter, sponsored by the Center for the Development of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (CEDENNA) will be involve distinguished researchers from different research and academic centers from both Chile and Mexico.

The organization provides fellowships to attend the Third Chile-Mexico on Magnetism, Nanoscience and Their Applications. The deadline for applying is on Friday, January 14 2011.

Register at www.magnetismo.cl and www.cedenna.cl.

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