The University of Brasília – UnB – is hosting this week, from July 24 to 30, the 74th Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society for the Progress of Science (SBPC). The largest scientific event in Latin America was opened last Sunday (24). The National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) – one of the largest research funding platforms of the Brazilian federal government – is also participating in the gathering.

Among the attractions, one catches the public’s attention. “When not everything was ice – New discoveries on the Antarctic Continent” brings together 160 pieces of Paleoantar, a project of the National Museum linked to the Brazilian Antarctic Program, and financed by CNPq. The project is dedicated to collecting and studying Antarctic rocks and fossils.

Today (Jul. 27), there will be a roundtable with the theme “Young People in Science,” composed of scholarship winners of the Highlight Award in Scientific and Technological Initiation (PICT).

Source: Agência Brasil