Perimeter Forges New Agreement with South American Research Institute

Expanding its international scope, Perimeter Institute has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Centre for Theoretical Physics – South American Institute for Fundamental Research (ICTP-SAIFR). ICTP-SAIFR is a recently-created South American centre for theoretical physics located at the State University of São Paulo (UNESP) in Brazil.

The one-year renewable agreement with Perimeter aims to stimulate progress in research areas of common interest and to build academic ties between the institutes. The agreement will encourage scientific exchange visits by faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students, as well as joint organization of workshops and schools. The new agreement is in line with Perimeter's strategic priority of acting as a hub of theoretical physics research both nationally and internationally. This partnership follows similar agreements with the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology (CTC) at Cambridge University, and other basic research centres across the globe.  

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