CECs, Centro de Estudios Científicos (Center for Scientific Studies) is a private, non-profit corporation, devoted to the development, promotion and diffusion of scientific research. CECs was founded in 1984 as the Center for Scientific Studies of Santiago and has since been directed by physicist Claudio Bunster.

“If you plan to make a voyage of discovery, choose a ship of small draught”
Captain James Cook rejecting the large ships offered by the Admiralty for the search of a new continent.
MIM opening ceremony for "Perception, the magic of the senses"


Immerse yourself in the hearing or vision tunnel; face a mirror capable of combining the bodies of two people; or understand how it is that a flat image mysteriously acquires volume in front of our eyes. These are some of the experiences that residents of Valdivia and nearby communities may live with the exhibition of this interactive museum (MIM, Museo Interactivo Mirador) "Perception, the magic of the senses", which opened Friday, November 15 at CECs  Science Tent.



Arnold Sommerfeld Lecture Series 2014, Munich, Alemania

CECs' Director Claudio Bunster delivered the distinguished lecture series from July 7 to 10, at the Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics of the Ludwig Maximiliam University of Munich.


Fast is Beautiful: Supersymmetry and Strings in a Null Frame" Symposium in honour of Lars Brink

The meeting which was attended by leading theoretical physicists around the world was held recently in Brussels during May the 14th and 15th. It was co-organized by the Centre for Scientific Studies (CECs) and Solvay Institute in Brussels, with the sponsorship of the Arnold Sommerfeld Center from Munich.




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