Industrial Physics Forum 2014 Conference on Industrial Physics in Emerging Economies II

AIP ICTP Industrial Physics Forum 2014

28 September - 3 October 2014
The University of Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil

General information | Session Topics | Confirmed speakers | Planning Committee | Science Entrepreneurship Short Course



Purpose and nature

Given the continuing globalization of advanced technological development, the American Institute of Physics (AIP) and the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) have joined together with FAPESP and ICTP-SAIRFR to host an Industrial Physics Forum (IPF) at UNICAMP (The University of Campinas, Sao Paulo State, Brazil).  This IPF follows up on the successful Industrial Physics Forum held at ICTP, Trieste in April 2012.

The goal of the IPF is to enlarge the regional impact of basic and applied research by promoting links between scientists, industry, and societal needs as a key strategy for sustainable technological advancement, or “capacity building.”

The theme of the conference is "Capacity Building for Industrial Physics in Emerging Economies" and will be focused on a set of technical and policy topics closely related to scientifically driven economic development in Brazil, and Latin America more generally. The conference will have a rich array of sessions, ranging from technical sessions to policy, and a field experience that will highlight examples of science and scientists contributing to local economic development.

Technical themes will cover topics such as advanced manufacturing, energy, communications, optics, and health.   As always, there will be the popular Frontiers of Physics talks, featuring renowned researchers who are making breakthrough scientific contributions.

Immediately following the IPF there will be offered a two-day short course on entrepreneurship for scientists, targeted at undergraduate and graduate students.


Scientists and students from all countries that are members of the United Nations, UNESCO or IAEA may attend the IPF.  As the IPF will be conducted in English, participants should have an adequate working knowledge of this language.  Although the main purpose of the ICTP is to provide researchers from developing countries with a program of training and networking activities within a framework of international cooperation.  Leaders from academia, industry, government, and ,NGOs, as well as students and post-doctoral scientists from developed and developing countries are encouraged to attend.

As a rule, travel and subsistence expenses of the participants should be borne by the home institution.  Every effort should be made by candidates to secure support for their fare (or at least half-fare).  However, limited funds are available for some participants from developing countries, to be selected by the organizers.  There is no registration fee.

Lodging and venue

Please email the hotel with your reservation request and let the hotel know you are attending the Industrial Physics Forum in order to learn the conference rate. Each hotel has free wifi and a small additional charge for breakfast. There will be transportation from each hotel to and from the conference site.

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The conference venue will be at the Faculdade de Ciências Médicas - Universidade Estadual de Campinas. The address is R. Tessália Vieira de Camargo, 126. Cidade Universitária "Zeferino Vaz" CEP: 13083-887. Campinas, SP, Brasil.

Contact Us

Bo Hammer
Associate Vice-President, Physics Resource Center, American Institute of Physics
hammer [at] aip [dot] org



The organizers thank the following for the generous support: