Disseminating scientific and technological development in the press is a way to add value to national science. The CNPEM contributes with suggested topics and questions and press releases for journalists and promptly responds to requests from media outlets.

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The Virtual Tour of the CNPEM offers visitors an immersive experience with functionalities inspired by the most modern exhibitions at museums and universities. CNPEM 360 combines more than 40 panoramic images and 150 spots with multimedia content like videos, photos, infographics, drone imagery, and animations, as well as presentations by professionals who work at CNPEM.

Funded with resources from the MCTI and MEC’s Science in School Program, CNPEM 360 was developed to present the CNPEM’s activities, encourage creativity, and honor Brazilian science.

Cápsula da Ciência

Take a 360-degree trip through the microscopic world in the Cápsula da Ciência (Science Capsule), the CNPEM’s digital immersion experience. In a 95 m2 dome, visitors take a deep dive into molecules and atoms in investigations involving major scientific questions, in search of solutions to problems that challenge our society. The Science Capsule is funded by the MCTI, and was on the road between October 10 and December 17, 2022, traveling through Brazil’s five regions from north to south, with stops in seven cities: Gaspar (SC), Campinas (SP), Guarapari (ES), Lagarto (SE), Quixeramobim (CE), Brasília (DF), and Manaus (AM).

Visit programs

The objectives of the CNPEM’s Visit Program are to inspire young people to pursue careers in science and technology, perform institutional outreach for the CNPEM as a reference institution for the practice of science, create closer ties between the Center and potential users of its scientific facilities (from research and teaching institutions as well as the corporate world), and stir feelings of belonging, pride, and recognition for Brazilian science.

Ciência Aberta

Since 2016, the CNPEM has held the ‘Ciência Aberta’ (Open Science) event each year, opening the campus and its scientific facilities to the public on a Saturday and holding dozens of free activities like visits, workshops, exhibitions, and lectures.

Every year the number of participants grows: 16,000 people participated in the most recent edition in 2023. Check out the video from the last Ciência Aberta event.


Estadão: Sirius

“It is one of the only three 4th generation synchrotron light sources in the world; the laboratory should gain 10 new research stations with investment via the PAC”. Watch the story from O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper published in September 2023.

1st NB3 Laboratory Training Class

With certification in biosafety from the University of California, Irvine, CNPEM is opening its doors and starting an unprecedented training program to train the scientific community to operate in biosafety level 3 laboratories.

Sirius Webdoc | ep. 1

The web documentary “Sirius: Accelerating the Future of Science” contains seven independent episodes that explain the main challenges involved in developing the largest scientific infrastructure ever constructed in Brazil.

Inside CNPEM

The Inside CNPEM annual report is a bilingual publication directed toward the general public that presents highlights and important accomplishments by the Center and its collaborators during the previous year. This survey of notable articles, events, new technologies, and relevant materials demonstrates the ongoing search for solutions and refinements of the team and the infrastructure at the CNPEM as part of Brazilian and global production of science and technology.