27 de março de 2019 ADM0

It is widely recognized that large-scale long-term science collaborations deliver lasting benefits to participating nations. Most of these collaborations require large infrastructure. As is done in Europe, the coordination of resources for these large infrastructures among different countries in Latin America is desirable in order to optimize efforts. With the support of many countries and institutions, the initiative for a Latin American Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructure (LASF4RI) was presented at the Meeting of the Iberoamerican Ministers for Science and Technology last year, and was included in the final declaration that was ratified at a subsequent meeting of the Heads of State. This 2-day workshop is the first step in bringing together the LA scientific community to discuss these issues with heads of funding agencies (taking advantage of the meeting of the Global Research Council at FAPESP), with major science policy makers and also with representatives of large collaborations in the region in the areas of  Particle Physics and Cosmology.

There is no registration fee.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • João Luiz Azevedo (President of CNPq, Brazil): Roundtable
  • Xavier Bertou (CNEA/CONICET, Argentina): ANDES
  • Lidia Brito (Director of UNESCO Montevideo Office): UNESCO perspectives
  • Marcela Carena (Fermilab & University of Chicago, USA): Conclusion
  • Carlos Henrique Brito Cruz (Science Director of FAPESP & UNICAMP, Brazil): FAPESP Strategy for Research Infrastructures
  • Sebastián Eslava (Director of Innovation and Technological Development, Colciencias, Colombia): Roundtable
  • Nigel S. Lockyer (Director of Fermilab): Fermilab and the P5 Process
  • Luciano Maiani Universitá di Roma, Italy): European-Latin American cooperation
  • Salvatore Mele (CERN, Switzerland): CERN and the European Strategy in Particle Physics
  • Claudia M. Guerrero Monteza (Director of Cooperación Internacional of SENACYT, Paraguay): Roundtable
  • Oscar Cóbar Pinto (General Secretary of Guatemala Funding Agency and Programa Ibero-Americano de Ciência e Tecnologia para o Desenvolvimento – CYTED, Guatemala): Roundtable
  • Fernando Quevedo (Director of ICTP-Trieste, Italy & Cambridge University, UK): Introduction to LASF4RI
  • Antonio José Roque da Silva (Director-General of National Center for Research in Materials and Energy-CNPEM, Brazil): The Sirius Synchrotron Light Source: an open research infrastructure
  • Rogério Rosenfeld (IFT-UNESP/ICTP-SAIFR, Brazil): Introduction
  • Giorgio Rossi (Universita di Milano, Italy): ESFRI Strategy for Research Infrastructures
  • Jorge Tezon (Development Manager of CONICET, Argentina): Roundtable
  • Mark Thomson (Executive Chair of Science and Technology Facilities Council-STFC, UK)STFC and GSO Strategy for Research Infrastructures

Roundtable: How Latin American research funding agencies could work together on sharing and strategizing on Research Infrastructures?


  • Oscar Cóbar Pinto (General Secretary of CYTED – (session chair))
  • Sebastián Eslava  (Director of Innovation and Technological Development of Colciencias, Colombia)
  • Claudia M. Guerrero Monteza (Directora de Cooperación Internacional of SENACYT, Paraguay)
  • Jorge Tezon (Gerente de Desarrollo of CONICET, Argentina)
  • João Luiz Azevedo (President of CNPq, Brazil)


  • Marcela Carena (Fermilab & University of Chicago, USA)
  • Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz (FAPESP & UNICAMP, Brazil)
  • Marta Losada (Universidad Antonio Narino, Colombia)
  • Fernando Quevedo (ICTP-Trieste, Italy and Cambridge University, UK)
  • Rogerio Rosenfeld (IFT-UNESP/ICTP-SAIFR, Brazil)

More Information | http://www.ictp-saifr.org/workshop-on-the-latin-american-strategy-forum-for-research-infrastructure/