IOP Publishing

+44 (0)117 929 7481

Request Information

Physics World Special report: Brazil

Making an impact on the global stage


With Brazil hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup – and staging the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro two years later – the eyes of the world are focused on a country that is now a leading player on the global stage.

While there have been criticisms of the huge sums of money spent on these sporting events, the government has also invested heavily in science, with spending on research more than quadrupling since the turn of the century.

This Physics World special report examines some of the challenges and opportunities for Brazilian physics, and includes an exclusive interview with the country’s science minister Marco Antonio Raupp, who is himself Science Minister Marco Antonio Raupp a physicist by training (p9).

Click here to read your complimentary copy of Physics World Special report: Brazil

What’s new

  • Pwfeb16cover

    Physics World February 2016

    News | 1 Feb 2016

    Bodily functions: The new science of network physiology

  • Stretch the new flex for programmable rubber keyboard

    News | 25 Nov 2015

    Scientists at the University of Auckland have developed a soft, flexible, stretchable keyboard using a type of rubber known as a dielectric elastomer.

  • Exploring the physics of a chocolate fountain

    News | 25 Nov 2015

    A mathematics student has worked out the secrets of how chocolate behaves in a chocolate fountain, answering the age-old question of why the falling 'curtain' of chocolate surprisingly pulls inwards rather than going straight downwards.

  • 3-D printed ‘building blocks’ of life

    News | 4 Nov 2015

    Scientists have developed a 3-D printing method capable of producing highly uniform ‘blocks’ of embryonic stem cells.

  • In this month’s Physics World: Extremes…

    News | 30 Oct 2015

    Physicists, in fact all of us, love extremes. We’re captivated by the search for the longest, highest, quickest, smallest or brightest. There’s something intrinsically appealing about pushing boundaries to break records and establish new limits for what’s physically possible.

Search all our content