Research at IAG

Between 2005 and 2010, 93 PhD thesis were successfully concluded and one third of these students spent up to two years working in collaboration with important research groups or labs either in Europe or North America, as part of their research training. The results of the main research projects and theses are published in high impact journals. The three graduate programs at IAG are ranked the top ones by the Earth Sciences and Physics-Astronomy committees of the Higher Education and Culture Ministerial Brazilian Office.

Current research projects address topical scientific issues such as:
  • INCT - Astrophysical National Institute for Science and Technology
  • COROT - Convection Rotation and Planetary Transit
  • LLAMA - Brazil/Argentina collaboration for Radioastronomy instrumentation
  • LNA-Pilot-Planck - Brazilian-French Polarization mission
  • NARA - USP research group on Radioastronomy
  • NAP - USP research group on Astrobiology
Atmospheric Sciences
  • EUROBRISA - Euro-Brazilian Initiative for Improving South American Seasonal Forecasts
  • SAEMC - Emission Megacities and Climate
  • Brazilian Proposal to the NASA Precipitation Measurement Mission Science Team: a contribution of the GPM-Br Science Team
  • Carbon Balance in Amazon Forests from Site to Region
  • CLARIS-LPB a Europe-South America Network for climate assessment and impact studies in La Plata Basin
  • Global Networking to Improve Prediction of Extreme Marine Events
  • FAPESP Biota
  • BraSIS – Brazilian Seismographic Integrated Systems to study South America seismicity and Earth’s interior
  • AMISS – Active and Passive Microwave for Security and Subsurface Imaging
  • GEO-SEDEX - Integrated Geological and Geophysical Investigations of Sedimentary Basins
Laboratories, Telescopes and Observatories
  • SOAR Telescope - The Southern Astrophysical Research
  • GEMINI Observatory
  • GTS – Geophysical Test Site
  • São Paulo Meteorological Station
  • USP - Valinhos Astronomical Observatory