Amazon science in Washington 28/10

US  Energy Secretary Ernest Moritz is to address a symposium on collaborative research on the Amazon to be held in Washington 28th October. It will bring together senior researchers  on the ways world’s largest tropical forest  can affect global climate change. This high-impact event will focus attention on the fast-growing branch of Amazon science related   …Continue Reading

Nadine Unger's article sparks "forest fire."

Climate scientists face off for ‘forest fistfight’

Brazilian scientists are playing a leading role in contesting the controversial claims made in a strongly “climate change skeptic” article published by Nature, which alleges that 150 years of human-induced land changes including deforestation and an increase of arable land area, has actually helped to cool the planet, rather than warm it up. The author’s   …Continue Reading

Brazilian Science in Germany 15/10

Leading academics from Brazil are in Munich, 15th-17th October for a scientific symposium connecting them with counterparts from Germany, to promote collaboration in research topics relevant to both countries. Qualified research academics can find out more about the event by clicking here to register to attend and clicking here to review the program. The   …Continue Reading

Brazil “in the loop” for big data.

Brazil’s academic institutions are embarking on a major internet services upgrade, to enable the country to participate in the surge of new data expected in the fields of high-energy physics and astronomy as new equipment comes online. The project links Brazil’s academic community with the rest of the world at higher speeds of 100 gigabits   …Continue Reading

UK’s Newton Fund seeks Brazil projects

Brazilian scientists could benefit from up to £ nine million in research grants from the UK’s new £375 million Newton Fund over the next two years. The first round of funding calls closes 17th October. Applications that address the following areas will be particularly welcomed: –          Health –          Urban transformation –          Food, energy, water, environment –          Biodiversity and ecosystems   …Continue Reading

Climate Watchers Tower Over Amazon

Brazilian scientists are to construct an observation tower in the Amazonian forest that will rise over double the height of New York’s Rockefeller Center and reach almost as high as the Empire State building. The 325 metre high Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) will gather data on heat, water, cloud formation, carbon absorption and weather   …Continue Reading

Drones on the Farm

Drones for peace are taking off around the world – especially in Brazil, where they’re used by the owners of large farms to map, measure and monitor changes to crops. Already, drones are being tested in patrols over citrus groves, sugar cane plantations and cotton plantations. Analysing the video images captured by drones, and using   …Continue Reading

‘Nobel Maths Prize’ for Brazilian

Young Brazilian mathematician Artur Avila is one of the four 2014 recipients of the prestigious Fields Prize – recognized by academics as the equivalent  of a Nobel Prize. It is awarded by the International Mathematical Union and the winners were announced 13th August. Paris-based Dr Avila, who is director of research at the  CNRS   …Continue Reading

Brazil Shows UK its “Living Amazon Laboratory”

Brazilian science and technology took centre stage at one of the world’s leading public galleries during July, when London’s Science Museum staged a special exhibit of all things Brazilian to catch the uplift in popular interest generated by the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The free-access Science Museum attracts almost three million visitors a year and   …Continue Reading

Celso Lafer named ‘Doctor of the University’ in Birmingham

The president of Brazil’s Research Council for the State of São Paulo (FAPESP), Celso Lafer, received the title of Doctor of the University from the University of Birmingham. Lafer was recognized for his leadership in promoting cooperation in scientific research. Under his presidency, FAPESP has become an increasingly important international player in research funding and   …Continue Reading

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Researching in Brazil

Brazil’s best-known scientist, the veteran nuclear physicist  José Goldemberg,  in September 2015 took office as the president of  the São…

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