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.

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.

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.

ICTP-SAIFR announces the opening of a FAPESP science journalist fellowship. Applications should be sent using our online form and will be evaluated in February.

ICTP-SAIFR director Nathan Berkovits was announced as co-winner of the 2021 John Wheatley Award “for exceptional leadership in fundamental physics research in South America”. The prize is shared with Fernando Quevedo (U. Cambridge), former chair of the ICTP-SAIFR Steering Committee and former director of ICTP-Trieste.

ICTP-SAIFR vice-director Rogerio Rosenfeld was nominated the “Cesar Lattes” resident scientist at the Institute of Advanced Studies at UNICAMP in November 2020.

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 5-27, 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