The third edition of the IFT-Perimeter-SAIFR Journeys into Theoretical Physics will take place on July 16-22, 2018 at the IFT-SAIFR in São Paulo.

The school is aimed at exceptional undergraduates in their last year from all countries in Latin America. It is associated with a partnership between ICTP-SAIFR/IFT-UNESP, the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the CUNY/Princeton Center for the Physics of Biological Function, and is also related to a joint international masters program between the institutes.


  • Kevin Costello (Perimeter) – An introduction to topology for physicists
  • Gastão Krein (IFT-UNESP) – Effective quantum field theory
  • Aline Ramires (ETH Zurich/ICTP-SAIFR/IFT-UNESP/MPI-PKS) – Aspects of Superconductivity
  • David Schwab (CUNY/Princeton) – Current theoretical problems in biophysics
  • Kendrick Smith (Perimeter) – Physics of the Early Universe

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2018 Exams

2018 Fellowship Winners

SAIFR/IFT-Princeton Fellowship:
Otavio Luiz Canton (IMECC, Unicamp)
SAIFR/IFT-Perimeter Fellowships:
Bruno de Souza Leão Torres (Univ. Fed. Pernambuco)
Tales Rick Perche (IMECC, Unicamp)
Iván Mauricio Burbano Aldana (Univ. dos Andes, Bogotá)
SAIFR Young Physicist Fellowships:
Leonardo Almeida Lessa (IF-USP, São Paulo)
Gabriel Golfetti (IF-USP, São Paulo)
Matheus Henrique Martins Costa (Univ. Fed. Pernambuco)
Marina Maciel Ansanelli (IF-USP, São Paulo)


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