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Science Tunnel 3.0 exhibition opens in São Paulo

January 31, 2014
Touring the exhibition: Max Planck Vice President Stefan Marcinowski (left) in discussion with Brazil's Science Minister Marco Antonio Raupp (centre) and Andreas Trepte, Head of the Max Planck Sociey's Office in Latin America.

The Max Planck Society's Science Tunnel 3.0 is stopping off at São Paulo on its round-the-world tour. The multimedia science exhibition at the Frei Caneca Convention Center was opened at the end of January. Approx. 400 guests attened the opening ceremony, including Brazil's Science Minister Marc Antonio Raupp, MPG Vice President Stefan Marcinowski and Nobel Laureate Erwin Neher. 

Now in its third version, the Science Tunnel is made up of eight topic areas and builds on research findings from the Max Planck institutes to illustrate the importance of basic research for the future. The exhibition is supported by the German Foreign Office, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and partners from the business community. The Science Tunnel is stopping off in São Paulo until the end of February. In the course of its presence there, Max Planck scientists will be giving presentations, including Jan-Michael Rost from the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems and Jan-Michael Simon from the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law.

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