The talks you won’t want to miss!

You will discover the most unusual and unknown topics of physics and understand the deep connections that unite all areas of research.

February 26, 9h00

Prof. Vasco Guerra – Instituto Superior Técnico | Amphitheatre Abreu Faro, Interdisciplinary Complex | Plasma Physics

Vasco Guerra is co-author of more than 70 articles in scientific publications and participated in around 200 international conferences. In 2016 he won the William Crookes Prize for his work in the modeling of molecular plasmas at low temperatures and currently belongs to the Coordination of the Integrated Masters in Technological Physics Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico.

February 26, 9h45

Prof. Diana Leitão – Instituto Superior Técnico | Amphitheatre Abreu Faro, Interdisciplinary Complex | Nanotechnologies

With a PhD in Physics at the University of Porto, Diana Leitão, works in nanofabrication of magnetoresistive devices at INESC-MN, which is why she received the first place at Sensors Expo 2016. The researcher is Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics of the Instituto Superior Técnico , as a member of the IEEE Magnetics Society.

February 26, 14h00

Christopher Moore – Instituto Superior Técnico | Amphitheatre Abreu Faro, Interdisciplinary Complex | Gravitational Waves

Christopher Moore is a researcher from CENTRA and he’ll talk about the latest Nobel Prize in Physics, which was divided, one half awarded to Rainer Weiss, the other half jointly to Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves”.

February 26, 14h30

Prof. Nuno Peres – Universidade do Minho | Amphitheatre Abreu Faro, Interdisciplinary Complex | Graphene

Nuno Peres is one of the world’s leading theoretical physicists working on graphene. The researcher from the University of Minho collaborated with Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, who discovered this material and won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010. Nuno Peres also won the 2011 Gulbenkian Science Prize and is the most cited Portuguese physicist in the world.

February 26, 15h20

Ruben Conceição – LIP | Amphitheatre Abreu Faro, Interdisciplinary Complex | Experimental Particle Physics

Ruben Conceição is one of researchers of LIP currently working in AUGER (High Energy Cosmic Rays) and LATTES (High Energy Gamma Rays) groups.

February 26, 16h15

Prof. Yasser Omar – Instituto Superior Técnico | Amphitheatre Abreu Faro, Interdisciplinary Complex | Quantum Information

Yasser Omar is currently the coordinator of the group “Physics of Information and Quantum Technologies”, belonging to the Institute of Telecommunications, and also professor of the Mathematics department of Instituto Superior Técnico.

February 27, 15h00

Conceição Abreu e Silva – Sociedade Portuguesa da Física | Amphitheatre Abreu Faro, Interdisciplinary Complex | Education & Physics

February 27, 15h30

Nuno Calaim – Champalimaud Foundation | Amphitheatre Abreu Faro, Interdisciplinary Complex | Neuroscience & Mathematics

Nuno Calaim currently works and investigates the Champalimaud Neuroscience Program. He is part of the team of Christian Machens whose main research focus is Theoretical Neuroscience, using mathematical and physical tools. Do not miss the opportunity to learn about Physics and Mathematics associated with the brain in an interdisciplinary context.

February 27, 16h15

Prof. Gustavo Castelo-Branco | Amphitheatre Abreu Faro, Interdisciplinary Complex | Theoretical Particle Physics

Gustavo Castelo-Branco is a Professor of Physics in IST and former President of CFTP. Following his doctorate at City College in New York in 1976, and from a successful early career, first in Germany and then in the US, Castelo Branco returned to Portugal in 1980. Here he developed a research group in the specialty and guided countless in this area. In 1999, he published in the prestigious Oxford University Press the reference book “CP Violation”, in collaboration with Luís Lavoura and João Paulo Silva, receiving the Humboldt Prize for science.