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).