CEDENNA organizes numerous outreach activities, including conferences, talks, competitions, schools, seminars and exhibitions, to present its work to the general community, generating greater interest in science among the youth of our country.
“Because of its exceptional merits and special services to the campus,” the National University of San Luis, Argentina, awarded the distinction Doctor Honoris Causa to Eugenio Vogel Matamala, an academic at the University of La Frontera and an associate researcher at the Center for the Development of the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Cedenna, on Friday, September 13, 2019.
During the ceremony, the rector of the UNSL, Dr. Félix Nieto Quintas, highlighted Dr. Vogel’s contribution to Latin American science and public education considering it a reference and example of teamwork and professional training.
“This is a particular situation, where it is the award-winning person who distinguishes our institution by accepting recognition,” said the rector, according to the UNSL website.
Meanwhile, Dr. Vogel thanked the distinction by stating that it is an honor, but also a responsibility, “since, from now on, I will take the name of the National University of San Luis wherever I go.” It also hopes to continue the collaboration and open more spaces.
The distinguished academic, on the occasion, gave the talk: Doing physics from the southern areas, where he shared part of his scientific work in the area of magnetism, condensed matter physics and statistical mechanics.
Dedication to science
Dr. Eugenio Emilio Vogel Matamala is a native of Temuco. He obtained his degree in Physics in 1969, at the University of Concepcion and soon graduated as a Master and Doctor of Physics from the John Hopkins University in the United States (1972 and 1975, respectively).
Later, he worked at the University of Los Andes (Mérida, Venezuela), later at the University of Concepción (Chile) and is currently a professor at the University of La Frontera, in Temuco, and associate researcher at the Center for the Development of the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Cedenna.
In 2016, as part of the annual meeting of condensed matter and on the occasion of his 70th birthday, he was distinguished by his Ufro peers for his valuable scientific and academic contribution in the formation of human capital in pre and postgraduate courses and the strengthening of his area of study in Chile through research and dissemination of science, both in the scientific community and at the school level.
See the UNSL note.