Brazilian Workshop on Soft Matter

October 4-6, 2023

São Paulo, Brazil



Soft matter encompasses a wide variety of disparate systems, ranging from polymers and colloids to surfactants, liquid crystals and active biological matter (e.g. bacteria and flocks of birds). The Brazilian Workshop on Soft Matter will bring together experienced students and researchers, and provide a platform for fostering collaboration among members of the soft matter community in Brazil, as well as a forum for discussion of key recent developments in the field. In addition to several research seminars that will be given by outstanding invited speakers, selected participants will have the opportunity to present short talks, and take part in a series of activities at the new Brazilian synchrotron light source (Sirius).

The first two days of the workshop will take place at IFT-UNESP in the city of São Paulo and the third day at Sirius in the nearby city of Campinas. At Sirius, the activities will consist of a series of presentations, which will be followed by an extensive visit to the experimental stations, also known as beamlines. This experience will allow the students to observe and interact with state-of-the-art scientific equipment at Sirius.

There is no registration fee and limited funds for local expenses will be available for graduate students and researchers who have their abstracts approved for a short talk. Transportation between São Paulo and Campinas will be provided.


  • Mateus B. Cardoso (Sirius-CNPEM)
  • Pablo de Castro (ICTP-SAIFR and IFT-UNESP)
  • Antonio M. Figueiredo Neto (IF-USP)
  • Danilo B. Liarte (ICTP-SAIFR and IFT-UNESP)
  • Cristiano L. P. de Oliveira (IF-USP)



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Registration deadline: August 20,2023


  • Carolina Brito (UFRGS, Brazil)
  • Emanuela del Gado* (Georgetown University, USA)
  • Francisca Guzmán-Lastra (Universidad de Chile)
  • Hartmut Löwen (University of Düsseldorf, Germany)
  • Jennifer Schwarz (Syracuse University, USA)
  • Julien Chopin (UFBA, Brazil)
  • Luiz Roberto Evangelista (UEM, Brazil)
  • Mathilde Champeau (UFABC, Brazil)
  • M. Lisa Manning (Syracuse University, USA)
  • Ronald Dickman (UFMG, Brazil)
  • Tomás Grigera (Universidad de La Plata, Argentina)
  • Watson Loh (UNICAMP, Brazil) 
* to be confirmed



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Registration deadline: August 20, 2023

Preliminary Program


Additional Information

COVID-19: Fully vaccinated Brazilians and foreigners are required to present proof of vaccination, printed or electronically before boarding an international flight. Not vaccinated and not fully vaccinated passengers have to present a medical certificate with a negative test result before entering the country. Tests should be taken up to 24 hours before boarding.

Visa information: Nationals from several countries in Latin America and Europe are exempt from tourist visa. Nationals from Australia, Canada, Japan and USA are exempt from tourist visa until October 1st, 2023. Please check here which nationals need a tourist visa to enter Brazil.

Accommodation: Participants, whose accommodation will be provided by the institute, will stay at The Universe Flat. Hotel recommendations are available here

How to reach the Institute:  The school will be held at ICTP South American Institute, located at IFT-UNESP, which is across the street from a major bus and subway terminal (Terminal Barra Funda). The address which is closer to the entrance of the IFT-UNESP building is R. Jornalista Aloysio Biondi, 120 – Barra Funda, São Paulo. The easiest way to reach us is by subway or bus, please find instructions here.