The president of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Alejandro Ceccatto, received the Indian embassador Sanjiv Ranjan to talk about possible ways to strengthen ties in terms of scientific cooperation between Argentina and India.
Some of the areas in which the officials agreed to cooperate were biotechnology, computer sciences, and renewable energies so as to strengthen research. “We aim at connecting all possible sectors”, Ranjan said and Ceccatto added: “let’s shape a policy to develop alliances between our scientists as soon as possible.”
Ranjan stated that biotechnology is a highly advanced field in his country as well as in Argentina because its use is necessary in different areas such as medicine, climate change, agriculture. He also added that petrochemical industry research is a national priority just as the advances in renewable energies, especially in solar energy.
“Our challenge in India is to market scientific research. We seek to have research with application”, commented the embassador and mentioned one “Research and Industry Council” that will be launched in his country. And Ceccatto concluded “I think it’s wise and appropriate to join the productive and scientific world in the name. It is also one of our concrete objectives.”
The officials agreed to advance in the possibility of establishing international cooperation in common interest scientific areas.
Amy Austin received the L’Oréal-UNESCO Award “For Women in Science”
On the 20th edition of this prestigious prize, it is the first time that an ecologist is awarded. Her research team of the IFEVA (CONICET-UBA) studies the human impact on Patagonia.
The first Argentine Platform of Cognitive Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences was launched
The PENCO assembles more than fifty professionals who work on this interdisciplinary area.
The CONICET and the Royal Society organized a workshop on materials and nano-technology
For two days, Argentine and British experts shared their different perspectives on those subjects.
Science as a bridge for the restitution of ancestral heritage
In 2008, a group of researchers conducted a study on skeletal remains of communities of Patagonia. It is considered as an example of how science can work for the memory of native peoples
Eclipse in the balcony
On the 15th of February, a partial solar eclipse was observed from a large part of Argentina. An expert visited Buenos Aires to view it.