ICTP-SAIFR announces the opening of a SImons-FAPESP Research Group Leader Position in all areas related to theoretical physics. Application deadline of June 1, 2021.

To stimulate the growth of a Latin-American community in research areas related to gravitational wave observations, ICTP-SAIFR announces an annual competition for the ICTP-SAIFR Prize in Classical Gravity and Applications with nomination deadline of April 30, 2021.

Instituto Serrapilheira together with ICTP-SAIFR is launching a program to develop the skills of future scientists in transdisciplinary research in the life sciences: the Serrapilheira/ICTP-SAIFR Training Program in Quantitative Biology and Ecology. The application window for this new initiative opens on March 9.

Through an award from the American Physical Society, ICTP-SAIFR is translating pedagogical material for high-school physics teachers into Spanish. The material was developed by Perimeter Institute and is available for free download.

The December 4th cover article of Science featured research performed by ICTP-SAIFR professor Ricardo Martinez-Garcia on a theoretical model for the competitive rules that govern root growth.

On December 3rd, ICTP-SAIFR faculty member Ricardo Martinez-Garcia and ICTP-SAIFR associated researcher Elisabete Dal Pino (IAG-USP) were elected to the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC).

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ICTP South American Institute for Fundamental Research

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 International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) with the São Paulo State University (UNESP) and the São Paulo Research Funding Agency (FAPESP). The ICTP-SAIFR is located at the campus of the Instituto de Física Teórica (IFT-UNESP) in the city of São Paulo and activities include seminars, minicourses, schools and workshops. The center has funding for short-term and long-term visitors as well as for postdoctoral and permanent researchers.

São Paulo International Schools on Theoretical Physics

IV Joint ICTP-Trieste/ICTP-SAIFR School on Cosmology: Challenges for the Standard Cosmological Model
January 18-29, 2021

Serrapilheira/ICTP-SAIFR  Training Program in Quantitative Biology and Ecology
July 5-30, 2021

Advanced School on Programmable Systems-on-Chip, Embedded Microcontrollers and their Applications in Research and Industry
September 6-17, 2021

Joint ICTP-SAIFR/MITP Summer School on Particle Physics
September 13-24, 2021

School on Critical Stability of Few-Body Quantum Systems
October 4-8, 2021

School on Applications of Nonlinear Systems to Socio-Economic Complexity
October 25-27, 2021

School on Quantum Computation
November 16-26, 2021

2nd School on Data Science and Machine Learning
December 6-10, 2021


Reuven Opher Memorial Symposium
January 23, 2021

Challenges for Witnessing Quantum Aspects of Gravity in a Lab
June 7-11, 2021

Strings 2021
June 21 – July 2, 2021

Workshop on New Horizons in Quantum Correlated Materials
August, 2021

Workshop on Critical Stability of Few-Body Quantum Systems
October 11-15, 2021

Workshop on Sociophysics: Social Phenomena from a Physics Perspective
October 28-30, 2021



Curso de Verão para Professores do Ensino Médio
January 11-15, 2021

Escola de Verão para Jovens Físicos
January 17-23, 2021

ICTP-SAIFR/IFT-UNESP Physics Discussions
January – July, 2021

Ciência em Diálogo: Física e Ficção Científica
February 23-26, 2021

Distinguished Lecture of Quantitative Biology and Ecology Program: Simon Levin
March 2, 2021

Distinguished Lecture of Quantitative Biology and Ecology Program: Akiko Iwasaki
March 4, 2021

Física de Frontera en Español
March-November, 2021

Física em Casa
March – July, 2021

Minicursos para Estudantes do Ensino Mêdio
March – November, 2021

2021 IFT-Perimeter-SAIFR Journeys into Theoretical Physics
July 2021

Prêmio Jovens Físicos 2021
July 2021