Nuclear Physics and Applications

Project Prof. Paulo Roberto Silveira Gomes

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Nuclear Physics in All Scenarios Archaeology Dating Art Objects Biogenic Fraction Oceanography Interactions of Quarters and Gluons Origin of Elements Earth as Detector Universe Formation Medical Physics Nuclear Reactions

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The INCT-FNA informs that the call for scholarships is open in the modalities of the list below:

AT - Technical Support for NS Research
AT - NM Research Technical Support
IC - Scientific Initiation
ICJ - Junior Scientific Initiation


Due to the COVID19 pandemic, the date of the III INCT-FNA Symposium is under discussion in the steering committee. Details will be announced shortly. Registration will be kept open. If you have already registered, but need to change / cancel, please inform us by email at, with the subject “Change / cancellation of the symposium registration”.


O Instituto de Física da UFRJ promove simpósio em homenagem ao Prof. Erasmo Ferreira, membro do INCT-FNA, no seu aniversário de 90 anos, dia 8 de outubro.

In the link below, Cheila explains to us how archeometry, which uses atomic and nuclear physics techniques, can help archaeologists identify and characterize samples with historical cultural value. The Café com Açúcar project studies the archeology of Brazilian slavery in the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries, and Cheila uses archeometry to assess whether ceramics were produced in Brazilian slave quarters and to answer questions that traditional archeology is unable to answer. It shows how the application of nuclear physics can contribute to areas of knowledge that go far beyond what most people can imagine.

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The National Institute of Science and Technology: Nuclear Physics and Applications (INCT-FNA) is part of the national institutes program, promoted by a partnership between the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and Communications (MCTI), the National Council for Scientific and (CNPq), the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (Capes / MEC), the Foundation for Research Support of the State of Rio de Janeiro (FAPERJ) and the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES). Currently INCT-FNA has more than 130 researchers who develop research in elementary particle physics, astrophysics, nuclear reactions, multidisciplinary nuclear physics, among others.