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Scientific institutions and scientists in Latin America

Unesco. Science Cooperation Office for Latin America.

Scientific institutions and scientists in Latin America

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by Unesco. Science Cooperation Office for Latin America.

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These worrying trends are also making it increasingly hard for the world to feed itself, warn the reports, which involved 1, scientists, hundreds of scientific institutions and more than [SANTIAGO] More women in Latin America and the Caribbean are obtaining university degrees and academic distinctions in science and technology (S&T) disciplines, but they lag behind men in senior research positions, according to a UN study. The study, published by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), says that the number of women in S&T professions is growing .   Historians expose early scientists’ debt to the slave trade. By Sam Kean Apr. 4, , AM. At the dawn of the s, European science seemed poised to conquer all of nature. Language: English MeSH: Colombia; Puerto Rico; Science*; Societies, Scientific* Publication Type(s): BiobibliographyDirectory Notes: First vol. has title: Scientific institutions and scientists in Latin America: Puerto Rico y Colombia. Title also in French and Spanish. Text in Spanish. Includes various editions. NLM ID: [Book].


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Scientific institutions and scientists in Latin America by Unesco. Science Cooperation Office for Latin America. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Many European scientists, particularly naturalists, arrived in Latin America in the second half of the nineteenth century, and along with local scientific communities they helped to map national resources and spur the development of railroads, telegraphs, mining, export agriculture and public health systems.

The models for scientific institutions were selectively appropriated from abroad, primarily the United States, and adapted to local environmental, economic, and political conditions. Scientists in Latin America frequently drew on an international network of scientists and institutions in the pursuit of local goals.

Science can be a useful tool for improving international relations within regions, including Latin America. There have been some experiments aimed at testing whether education of Latin American scientists under a new paradigm can contribute toward strengthening regional and global integration in the region.

Missionary Scientists explores the scientific Scientific institutions and scientists in Latin America book of Jesuit missionaries in colonial Spanish America, revealing a little-known aspect of religions role in the scholarship of the early Spanish Empire.

Grounded in an examination of the writings and individuals authors who were active in South American naturalist studies, this study outlines new paths of research often neglected by current Cited by: 7. Scientists by institution‎ (9 C) P Paleontological institutions and organizations‎ (2 C, 15 P) Pages in category "Scientific institutions" The following 12 pages are in this category, out of 12 total.

This list may not reflect recent changes. Brassey Institute; C. Despite political turmoil and economical crisis, research in Latin America has considerably advanced over recent decades. The present ‘Point of View’ outlines our perspectives on the working conditions, successes, difficulties, limitations, and challenges of biomedical scientific communities in four Latin American countries: Argentina (G.A.R.), Brazil (M.L.), Chile (A.K.), and Mexico (Y.R.).Cited by: 2.

Scientific Revolution, drastic change in scientific thought that took place during the 16th and 17th centuries.A new view of nature emerged during the Scientific Revolution, replacing the Greek view that had dominated science for almost 2, years. Science became an autonomous discipline, distinct from both philosophy and technology, and it came to be regarded as having utilitarian goals.

"Schwarcz’s book creatively examines the prominent role that Scientific institutions and scientists in Latin America book idea of race has played in the development of Brazil’s scientific and historical institutions.

It introduces this fascinating history to a wider American readership, and it contributes enormously to the Cited by:   From conserving biodiversity in Central American rainforests to exploring the cosmos from Chile, the Latin American continent harbors a wealth of scientific talent.

Qué Pasa magazine and have compiled a list of 30 scientists under 40 that are doing promising work in areas as diverse as particle physics and neuroscience. Science today is a global activity, but most science published in specialized journals is authored by researchers from the developed world.

Among the top scientific institutions cited by NatureINDEXthere isn’t a single university or center from Latin America. The same occurs in the global ecosystem of science news. Here, seven Latin American journalists discuss possible solutions. Juan José Saldaña.

This volume collects for the first time a history of science as a whole in the geographical and cultural region known as Latin America. the authors are historians of science and discuss, among other issues, what, at different moments and under different circumstances, has been understood as science in Latin America, the forms scientific activity has taken, the settings.

Intergovernmental Scientific Networks in Latin America institutions, and countries. In the early s, and it ensured high-level political weight (especially since many senior scientists in Latin America achieve prominent political positions), although it sacrificed transparency and objectivity in the selection of participants and.

Fasc. Instituciones cientificas de Colombia = Scientific institutions of Colombia Fasc. Cientificos de Colombia = Scientists of Colombia: Series Title: Unesco.; Science Cooperation Office for Latin America.; Scientific institutions and scientists in Latin America.

In the same year, Jorge Sabato compiled a significant book with articles by more than twenty specialists about ideology in science, relations between science, technology, and society, the structural scientific-technological dependence of Latin America, the production of technology, and the planning of scientific-technological development in Cited by: 1.

A survey was distributed by e-mail to biologists who study the Neotropics, in order to identify the journals, books and researchers with the greatest influence over Latin American biology. The biologists' database of the Revista de Biología Tropical was used to obtain their : Monge-Nájera J, Benavides-Varela C, Morera B.

Science in Latin America has roots that reach back to the information gathering and recording practices of the Maya, Aztec, and Inca civilizations.

Spanish and Portuguese conquerors and colonists introduced European scientific practices to the continent, where they hybridized with local traditions to form the beginnings of a truly Latin American science.

According to their Google Scholar Citations public profiles We introduced a new project, the ranking of scientists based on their performance (h index; citations) according to their Google Scholar Citations public profiles. Several countries are already available and new ones are being prepared.

Wolfe sees the ideal of scientific freedom as a laudable goal. But Freedom’s Laboratory is also a warning. “For twenty years,” Wolfe writes, “leading US scientists and government officials. SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online, ), begun in as a virtual health library, networks informa-tion sources, institutions, and individuals who act as sponsors, producers, interme-diaries, and users of scientific information.

Originally meant to include only open-access journals edited in Latin America and. A new web app called Mapping Scientific Excellence ranks the world's scientific institutions by discipline and presents this information on an interactive global map.

Science in Latin America has roots that reach back to the information gathering and recording practices of the Maya, Aztec, and Inca civilizations. Spanish and Portuguese conquerors and colonists introduced European scientific practices to the continent, where they hybridized with local traditions to form the beginnings of a truly Latin.

A new bioeconomy in Latin America is possible with the mutually beneficial partnership of traditional healers, scientists, and policy makers.

It is a commitment to future generations that cannot be postponed. References 1. Conner CD. A people’s history of science. Miners, midwives, and “low mechanicks”. New York: Nations Book; 2. For more than 30 years, many Brazilian scientists have called Fermilab experiments their scientific home.

The partnership between Fermilab and scientists from Brazil dates back to the s, when the laboratory brought four young scientists to Illinois to conduct research for two years before returning to their home institutions in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

Women Scientists (+) The Spanish American Enlightenment and Scientific Expeditions () Museums and Collections () The Colonial Enlightenment () Humboldt and Latin America () Darwin and Latin America () Scientific Institutions and Education (+) Paleontology (+) Social Sciences (+).

Scientific racism, sometimes termed biological racism, is a pseudoscientific belief that empirical evidence exists to support or justify racism (racial discrimination), racial inferiority, or racial superiority. Historically, scientific racism received credence throughout the scientific community, but it.

[Mamo mo] SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTIONS OF LATIN AMERICA scientific reports of its research workers, and the Folia Biológica, published by the Institute personnel, both being distributed free of charge. Work done in the Institute must be reported to the Staff Meetings before publication. Analysis - Amid the rising number of deaths from COVID, political leadership, health systems and scientific prowess is being tested locally and internationally.

The pandemic provides an. Over the centuries, many remarkable scientists have emerged from Spanish-speaking lands, cultures and ancestors. Though grouping such a diverse collection of people under a single rubric -- particularly the politically expedient but dubious term Hispanic – isn't ideal, it does make room to explore their wide-ranging array of backgrounds and : Nicholas Gerbis.

"Servants of Nature explores the interaction between scientific practice and public life from antiquity to the present. Drs Lewis Pyenson and Susan Sheets-Pyenson show how, in Asia, Europe and the New World, scientific expression has been allied closely with changes in three distinct areas of society: the institutions that sustain science; the moral, religious, political and philosophical.

There is tremendous disparity in scientific productivity among nations, particularly in Latin America. At first sight, this could be linked to the relative economic health of the different countries of the region, but even large and relatively rich Latin American countries do not produce a good level of science.

Although Latin America has increased the number of its scientists and research Cited by: Although Latin America has increased the number of its scientists and research institutions in recent years, the gap between developed countries and Latin American countries is startling.

The book Scientific Babel: But that hasn’t always been the case. Though there was a time when Latin dominated the field, for centuries science has been a polyglot enterprise, conducted in a number of languages whose importance waxed and waned over time—until the rise of English in the twentieth century.

scientists share their work. McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health. (, September 13). Ethical Issues Of Scientific Research In Developing World Examined. ScienceDaily. Retrieved from Science in Latin America has reached a crossroads, according to life scientists from Latin America and Canada who met in Buenos Aires, the Argentinian capital, last month.

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Its main source of books is discarded materials from public schools, universities and public libraries. The Latin for scientist is physicus. Find more Latin words at. Seth Fletcher is chief features editor at Scientific American.

His second book, Einstein’s Shadow (Ecco, ), on the Event Horizon Telescope and the quest to take the first picture of a black. The essays in this book are written by (and for) sociologists of science who have an interest in Latin America, rather than for scientists.

They cover a wide array of topics, ranging from provocative subjects such as “Who invented Brazil?” (a title taken from a famous carnival samba lyric), to accounts of scientific expeditions that brought. A new National Science Foundation (NSF) report, Latin America Shows Rapid Rise in S&E Articles, reveals that the Latin American increase in scientific articles was concentrated in four countries – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico – which generated close to 90 percent of the region’s published articles in alone.

Laboratory Animal Science in Latin America is a young universe, and although having scientists and institutions of excellence it is not easy to come to a common end when legal trends are discussed. It is difficult to harmonize procedures with such a large number of countries and diverse backgrounds.

The Scientific Revolution of the 17th Century and The Political Revolutions of the 18th Century At first glance, there may not seem to be much of a connection between the "Scientific Revolution" that took place in Western Europe starting in the 17th century CE, and the political revolutions that took place in Western Europe and its colonies beginning in the late 18th century.

U.S.–Cuba Accord Should Be a Boon for Science. Cuba has world-class expertise in vaccines and environmental research to share, scientists Author: Chemistry World.SETAC is a not-for-profit, worldwide professional organization comprised of about 5, individuals and institutions in over 90 countries dedicated to the study, analysis and solution of environmental problems, the management and regulation of natural resources.