INFIERI 2016 will be held at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil, at the Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences (IAG), Institute of Mathematics and Statistics (IME), Institute of Physics (IF), School of Medicine (FM-USP), and at the Polytechnic School (POLI). The University of São Paulo (USP) is a public university, maintained by the State of São Paulo and affiliated with the State Secretariat of Economic, Scientific and Technological Development. USP is ranked the top university in South America, recognized for the scientific achievements, talent and dedication of USP professors, students and employees.
Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences
IAG is one of the major Earth and Universe Sciences research centers in Brazil, organized into three departments hosted at USP main campus. In addition, IAG also keeps the Meteorological Station, located at the Ipiranga Springs State Park, and the Abrahão de Moraes Observatory, in the town of Valinhos. The three IAG Graduate Programs have trained more than 650 Masters and 380 PhDs since the 1970s. Every year, IAG receives around 75 new undergraduate students in its three courses.
Institute of Mathematics and Statistics
IME is a leading research and teaching institution in the areas of Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics and Mathematics. It provides services to the community through the "Centro de Ensino de Computação" (CEC), by offering courses in the computing area; the "Centro de Aperfeiçoamento do Ensino da Matemática" (CAEM), by training mathematics professors of public schools; the "Centro de Estatística Aplicada" (CEA), by supporting projects and statistics consulting for researchers; the "Centro de Matemática e Computação Aplicadas" (CEMCAP), by working with companies and institutions interested in applied mathematics and computing; and the "Centro de Competência em Software Livre" (CCSL) by fostering the development of free and open source software, inside and outside the University.
Institute of Physics
IF is the greater and older institution of research and education of Physics in Brazil, consisting of more than 225 researchers, including 159 professors, 400 postgraduated and 1200 graduated students. The IF has 26 buildings to shelter 17 classrooms, 5 auditorium, and many didactic and research laboratories and administration offices. It houses laboratories of experimental Physics in nuclear Physics, detectors and instrumentation, solid state physics and low temperatures, plasm, crystallography, optics, epitaxy of molecular beams, electronic microscopy, air pollution, analysis of material by ionic beams, and more. The activity in theoretical and mathematical Physics is also intense. The Institute covers almost all areas of the Physics and can be considered the most complete Brazilian institution in the field.
School of Medicine
The FM-USP's mission concerns to the graduate and post-graduate teaching, research and cultural and extramural activities of services to the community related to Medicine, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy, among the highest ethical and moral precepts. To graduate physicians, physiotherapists, speech therapists, occupational therapists with solid general formation, deep basic education, training in the three levels of health care (primary, secondary and tertiary), high ethical and humanistic teaching and able to practice their profession. The developed activities and the assistance provided by FM-USP are committed to the ethic’s principles, the respect for the individual, humanization, honesty, pioneerism and excellence.
Founded in 1893, POLI was the first engineering school in the state of São Paulo, which was later incorporated to the USP in 1934. As many graduates from this institution have, throughout Brazilian history, occupied positions with public exposure and/or business and industry leadership, including ten mayors of São Paulo and six state governors, it has a reputation for training leaders. The Polytechnic School belongs to University of São Paulo, widely regarded one of the best higher education institutions in Latin America, having its Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Chemical Engineering courses ranked as the best in the country.