Professors of physics Ani Aprahamian and Michael Wiescher gave invited talks at the celebration of the Brazilian Physical Society’s 45
Brazil is the economic leader of all the South American countries and has a strong financial base. According to the National Academies report on “The Science and Technology Strategies of Six Countries”, investments in science, technology, and education are seen as critical elements of the country’s plan in becoming a world economic power. The country is energy independent and has tied science and education spending to its growing GDP. The future is promising for Brazil, a country where the median age is 29 and half of the country’s population is under the age of 29.