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Brazil signs deal with France for research on drugs and nuclear fusion

Staff Writer |
The president of Brazil's National Commission for Nuclear Energy (CNEN), Renato Cotta, has signed a cooperation agreement with France's National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS).

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The deal is providing for collaboration in the areas of drug and physics research for the next four years.

The agreement was signed in Brasília as part of the "Franco-Brazilian Scientific Cooperation in Perspectives Seminar - Joint Structures for International Research", held at the headquarters of Brazil's National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq).

The event marks 40 years of partnership between the CNPq and CNRS.

Olivier Fudym, Director of the CNRS for Brazil, pointed out that Franco-Brazilian cooperation has provided great results in recent years, including the awarding of the Fields Medal (considered to be the Nobel Prize of Mathematics) in 2014 to researcher Artur Avila, of Brazil's Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA).

Ávila, a 35-year-old mathematician, was the first Brazilian to win the Fields Medal. "This victory was the result of Franco-Brazilian cooperation in Mathematics," he said.

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