Field theory approach to protein folding

Published Wed, May 20, 2020
Physicists at the IIP-UFRN are using unconventional tools from physics research to study the ways in which protein molecules can fold themselves, a phenomena that is the basis of the existence of life. The paper “Chern-Simons-Higgs model as a theory of protein molecules” on this...

Dia Nacional do Físico 2020

Published Tue, May 19, 2020
Nesta terça-feira, 19 de maio, o Brasil comemora o Dia Nacional do Físico, data definida pela Sociedade Brasileira de Física (SBF) em alusão à 1905, o assim chamado, “Ano Milagroso” em que Albert Einstein publicou quatro trabalhos que tiveram profundo...

IIP researcher talks about the growth of COVID-19 in Brazil

Published Fri, May 15, 2020
Professor Rafael Chaves, lead researcher of the quantum information group at the IIP-UFRN, was one of those interviewed by the Tribuna do Norte newspaper, in an article about the growth in the number of COVID-19 cases in Brazil and about the importance of maintaining population quarantine levels...

CALL for Applications: Postdoctoral fellowship opportunity for a Brazilian postdoctoral fellow at the WIS

Published Wed, May 13, 2020
Sponsorship The Paulo Pinheiro de Andrade Fellowship Fund.   Funding An annual sum of $28,000 paid through the WIS. The host PI will be responsible to supplement the fellowship to WIS regular postdoctoral fellowship level, including travel allocation.   Deadline May 31,...

Plataforma Europea de Divulgación de la Ciencia

Published Wed, May 13, 2020
Queridos/as compañeros/as de la Ridphe: No cabe duda de que uno de los mayores desafíos para quienes nos enfrentamos a la organización de una nueva actividad de divulgación científica o comunicación social de la ciencia es elegir el formato adecuado,...

Pesquisadores alertam para o perigo da saída precoce da quarentena

Published Fri, May 08, 2020
Modelos mostram que ignorar o isolamento neste momento poderia anular todos os ganhos dos primeiros dias de quarentena e colocar as cidades que ainda não atingiram o pico da contaminação em um colapso dos sistemas de saúde nas próximas semanas Com um crescimento...