11.09.2013

The CONICET celebrated its 55th anniversary and awarded prizes to researchers

During an official ceremony held under the slogan “A life of knowledge” in Tecnópolis, the main body promoting science and technology in Argentina celebrated its anniversary.

The CONICET celebrated its 55th anniversary and awarded prizes to researchers

The CONICET celebrated its 55th anniversary and awarded prizes to researchers

The National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), an agency of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation celebrated the 55th Anniversary of its creation in 1958 with an event held at Tecnopolis. This event was presided by Minister, Dr. Lino Barañao and the President of such entity, Dr. Roberto Salvarezza. During such event 24 researchers received an honourable mention award "Emeritus Researcher” and other 107 were recognized and were promoted to the category of "Senior Researcher".

Barañao: “the most egalitarian countries are those that support the development of knowledge. We think this model may be applied to our country, but the only way is to put science to the service of our national development."

During this event, Minister Barañao pointed out that “the creation of the CONICET allowed some persons to develop a professional career as researchers” and “the most egalitarian countries are those that support the development of knowledge.  We think this model may be applied to our country, but the only way is to put science to the service of our national development." In addition, Salvarezza reminded that "in the year 2000, the CONICET was in very bad economic and institutional conditions. Since 2003, the scientific activity has been recognized as a basic supply for the growth of our country.”

The award as Emeritus Researcher recognizes the work of such researchers who filled management and administration positions at the CONICET and who cooperate with such departments as advisory within the frame of the institutions that are members of the National System of Science, Technology and Innovation. They were selected based on the quality, extension, and consistency of their productions, considering the impact of their work on the advancement of knowledge or improvement of the quality of life of our society. They also took into account their skills for training the new generations of scientists, management of work groups of scientific and technological centres.

The following were the researchers awarded and their field of knowledge:

  • Biological and Health Sciences: Doctors Sergio Archangelsky, Eduardo Charreau, Alejandro De Nicola, Ricardo Farías, Stella Maris González Cappa, and Rubén Vallejos.
  • Mathematical and Natural Sciences: Doctors Daniel Bes, Horacio Camacho, Alejandro Feinstein, Roberto Fernandez Prini, Rafael Panzone and Edmundo Ruveda.
  • Agrarian, Engineering and Materials Sciences: Doctors Esteban Brignole, Numa Capiati, María Di Bernardo de Passeron, Antonio Hall, Rodolfo Sánchez, and Maximo Valentinuzzi.
  • Social and Humanistic Sciences: Doctors José Chiaramonte, Silvia Francis Korn, Ana María Lorandi, María Santa Cruz, Victor Tau Anzoátegui, and Susana Torrado

Out of the 107 researchers promoted to “Senior Researcher”, 21 are scientists from Agrarian, Engineering and Materials sciences; 37 are scientists from Biological and Health sciences; 39 are from Mathematical and Natural sciences; 9 from Social sciences and 1 from the Technological science, which is transversal to all the other areas.

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