Group of Computational Physics and Applied Instrumentation (FCIA)

Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Leonardo Paulo Maia
Second Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Guilherme Matos Sipahi

FCI1 Secretariat:
Luciana Garcia Lavezzo –
Phone: +55 16 3373-9879 or 3373-9877

FCI1 Finances:
Paulo Henrique Vilani –
Phone: +55 16 3373-9841

The Group of Computational Physics and Applied Instrumentation (FCIA) has a highly multidisciplinary nature in its performance and composition. Assisted by modern computational infrastructure including three clusters, physicists, engineers and computer scientists develop and apply modern computational techniques in various areas of physics, biology and materials science, among others. The group also has educators who study curricular innovations in Basic Education of Physics.

The Laboratory of Applied Electronic Instrumentation aims to research in electronic instrumentation applied to experimental physics, using the latest generation techniques such as reconfigurable logic circuits, real time operating systems, low noise analog interfaces. Contact:

The Laboratory of Computational Physics combines the theoretical study of semiconductors to the development of models and computational simulations for the study of the electronic properties of systems such as semiconductor nanostructures (wires and quantum dots) , Spintronic and electronic devices, and new semiconductor materials. Contact:

The Group of Computational Particle Physics ( studies strong interactions between elementary particles (quarks and gluons) through numerical simulations, using Monte Carlo methods and high-performance parallel computing. Contact:

The Neurobiophysical Laboratories: ( Dipteralab and Neurodynamics study experimentally the codification, processing and transmission of information in biological preparations. Contact:

The Group of Particle Astrophysics develops research in simulating the propagation of particles in the Universe and in the Earth’s atmosphere, data analysis of high energy cosmic rays in the Pierre Auger Observatory and of gamma rays in H.E.S.S., in addition to astrophysical interpretations on the origin of cosmic rays, dark matter, galaxy center and Lorentz invariance violation. It is also involved in the design, construction and scientific predictions of the CTA Observatory ( Contact: and

The Group of Physics Information and Complexity develops mathematical modeling in problems involving transformation and transport of information in complex systems. Any abstract structures from Mathematical Physics relevant for understanding information are subjects of interest and the group has experience in applying techniques from Statistical Physics (nonlinear dynamics and stochastic processes) in Theoretical Biology problems, as neuronal avalanches and theoretical models of molecular evolution. Contact:

The Physics Teaching Group develops research on curriculum innovation and teacher training, seeking to promote the theoretical development of the processes of implementation of active learning methodologies, design, implementation, analysis and validation of didactic sequences involving student-centered strategies. Contact:

  Faculty Staff   Phone
Attilio Cucchieri+55 16 33738073
Guilherme Matos Sipahi+55 16 33739856
Jan Frans Willem Slaets+55 16 33739884
Marcelo Alves Barros+55 16 33738726
Reynaldo Daniel Pinto+55 16 33738729
  Research and Administrative Staff   Ramal
Lírio Onofre Baptista de Almeida+55 16 33739885
Marcos Roberto Gonçalves+55 16 33739882
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