The city of Rio de Janeiro is situated at 22°54’23” latitude south and 43°10121” longitude west, in the municipality of the same name; it is the capital of the State of Rio de Janeiro and part of the Southeastern Region of Brazil. The city’s physical features are products of the mountain range (Serra do Mar), covered by the Mata Atlântica forest. They are characterized by marked contrasts: mountains and sea, forests and beaches, stone walls rising abruptly from extended lowlands, all forming the landscape of rare beauty that has made Rio famous all over the world as the Wonderful City. The topographic diversity of Rio includes the vegetation. Forests cover illsides and remaining species of the Atlantic Forest (Mata Atlântica) are preserved in the Tijuca National Park (Parque Nacional da Tijuca). The climate is typically tropical, warm and humid, with local variations, due to differences in altitude, vegetation and proximity to the ocean; the average annual temperature is 22° centigrade, with daily averages high in summer.
Physics in Rio
The city of Rio de Janeiro has a favorable condition for developing research in physics. There are several research centers and universities within its metropolitan region what creates an extremily active and stimulating enviroment for science. In particular, there are research groups in cosmology, astrophysics and gravitation at UFRJ, UERJ, ON, UFF and CBPF. There has been a regular and productive interaction among these groups profiting from the large number of pos-doc's and PhD students.
GrACo in Rio
The meeting will be held at Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas, located at Dr. Xavier Sigaud street 150 - Urca. This is one of the most charming neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro only 10 minutes walk from Pão de Açucar one of the most famous sightseeing in Rio de Janeiro. It is very easy to reach CBPF with several buses lines (check the site vá de ônibus) connecting all the major regions of the city and the subway lines.
Dr. Xavier Sigaud street, 150 - Urca - Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil - Zip: 22290-180
Rio de Janeiro is one of the biggest and most crowded cities in South America. It can get very busy specially during festivals and holidays. Even though April is not considered as high season, it is wise to plan your stay in advance to grasp the better options. There are lots of options ranging from bed and Breakfast, hostels, apart's and hotels. For more informations visit the official webpage of Rio de Janeiro (click here)
There are some walking distance options near CBPF.
1) CBPF campus - (pay-by-weight)
2) “Campinho”, in the Campus of the UFRJ (pay-by-weight)
3) Circulo Militar da Praia Vermelha - around 700 mts walk (pay-by-weight).
4) There are plenty of options at the two nearby shopping center - Rio Sul and Casa & Gourmet; both are aorund 300 mts