International Particle Physics Outreach Group
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University of Campinas

Gleb Wataghin Institute of Physics

University of Campinas
Address 777 Sérgio Buarque de Holanda Street -
Cidade Universitária Zeferino Vaz, Barão Geraldo
Zip code 13083-859 -
Campinas SP,
Phone +55 19 3521-5297
Fax +55 19 3521-4147
e-Mail Jun Takahashi
Research & Teaching

Founded in 1966, Unicamp (University of Campinas) is a public higher education institution located in the city of Campinas, in São Paulo state, Brazil. The University is primarily funded by the state government as well as national and international funding institutions. Due to its academic excellence and tradition of advanced research in the fields of Science, Technology and Humanities, Unicamp has rapidly become distinguished among traditional institutions both in Brazil and abroad. Unicamp is made up of 24 education and research units divided into 10 institutes and 14 schools. Undergraduate and graduate courses are taught in four major fields of knowledge: Biological and Health Sciences; Basic and Earth Sciences; Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts; and Engineering.

At Unicamp, a world-renowned research institute since its inception, “Gleb Wataghin” Institute of Physics – IFGW is recognized as one of the leading Latin American research centres. IFGW brings together researchers with studies of international impact and is prominent in both basic and applied research. The Institute has played a key role in technological developments in the country, as in the case of optical communications. Many technology companies have been created by IFGW staff and alumni, contributing to Campinas becoming a high-tech centre. IFGW currently has 41 research groups in 4 departments: Quantum Electronics; Applied Physics; Condensed Matter Physics; and Cosmic Rays and Chronology. The research conducted at the Institute is distributed over nearly every field in Physics, from Cosmology and Astrophysics to Quantum Physics, from Photonics and Ultrafast Phenomena to Telecommunications, from Biophysics and Biophotonics and Medical Physics to Nanoscience.

Currently, at Unicamp there are two experimental groups directly participating in activities at the LHC, with ALICE and CMS experiments. Both groups have several research topics being developed within these experiments, including data analysis and participation in detector upgrade projects.


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