——–The ICTP South American Institute for Fundamental Research (ICTP-SAIFR) is a South American regional center for theoretical physics created in a collaboration of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the São Paulo State University (UNESP) and the Sao Paulo Research Funding Agency (FAPESP). This Institute was initiated in a Memorandum of Understanding signed in Trieste in November 2010 by the ICTP and UNESP directors, and the first meeting of the Steering Committee was held in Foz do Iguaçú in June 2011.
The ICTP-SAIFR’s goals are:
- Conduct theoretical physics research at the highest international standards
- Provide an international center for schools and workshops
- Support research in those South American countries where theoretical physics research is not yet well-developed
——The ICTP-SAIFR is located on the first floor of the Instituto de Fisica Teorica (IFT-UNESP) building in the Barra Funda campus of UNESP. Its activities are modeled on those of the ICTP and include schools and workshops, as well as an active visiting scientists program.
Jandira Ferreira de Oliveira
Nadia Rosa Roque
Lucas Santos Sanches