Secretariat Address

Phone: 55 81 21267643

Departamento de Física - UFPE
Av. Prof. Luiz de Barros Freire s/n – Cidade Universitária
50670-901 – Recife – PE


Date and Venue

The IV SBMAT Meeting will be held from October 16-19, 2005, at the Mar Hotel, in the city of Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil. The Mar Hotel is located close to the well-known Boa Viagem beach and at only 3 km from the Guararapes International Airport. For the plenary and keynote lectures a 800-seat auditorium will be used, and up to ten (10) rooms will be provided for the technical contributions. Cyber café and exhibition hall will also be available.

About Recife

Recife, capital of Pernambuco, is one of the largest cities of the Northeast region and is one of the state capitals with the strongest personality in Brazil. Its name was derived from the Portuguese word for reef, referring simply to the city's situation behind a long and protective coral reef. Recife is an exciting city with many bridges built over the Capibaribe and Beberibe rivers that run through the town to meet the sea at Pina and Boa Viagem beaches. Influenced by the Portuguese and the Dutch in the colonial period, as well as by African and native cultures, Recife art tradition is unique with colourful handcrafts, vibrant musics and dances. In the old part of the city, baroque churches and palaces with their gilt carvings, coexists side-by-side with the riverfront houses. In the seventeenth century the sugarcane plantation made Recife one of the wealthiest cities in Brazil. Today, Recife is a very attractive tourist city on the Northeast coast of Brazil, with several historical sites, shopping options, museums, galleries, theatres, restaurants and lively nightlife. Another attraction is the neighbour city of Olinda with its baroque style that attracts thousands of tourists every year and which is considered a Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO. The beautiful nearby beaches of Porto de Galinhas, Gaibu, Calhetas, Tamandaré, Itamaracá island and several others are not be missed.

About Brazil

Brazil is a country of continental dimensions (8,500,000km2), occupying 47% of the South American territory, with a population of 183 million inhabitants. It is the fifth largest country in the world in size, the fifth largest in population and occupies the top 20 list in the global economy with a GNP of US$ 950 billion. The Brazilian people have many origins, mainly because of the immigration of more than 7 million people from all continents. This has contributed a lot for the development of the country, resulting in the largest Japanese and Italian colonies outside their countries. The main attractions of Brazil are the Amazonas river basin, the low lands of Mato Grosso (Pantanal), Iguaçu Falls at the boundary to Argentina, the old baroque towns of Ouro Preto and Olinda, the former capitals Salvador and Rio de Janeiro, the modern nation's capital Brasilia and the 8,000km of beautiful beaches along the coast.

General Information

Climate: Recife is a sunny place. The average temperature is about 25º Celsius and humidity 75%.
Passaport and Visa Requirements: The Brazilian visa policy is based on reciprocity, that is citizens from countries that require visas for Brazilian citizens are subject to the same formality when coming to Brazil. Visas may be obtained at Brazilian Consulates.
Currency: Brazilian currency is the Real (R$).




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IV Encontro da SBPMat - Sociedade Brasileira de Pesquisas em Materiais