Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas FisicasGovernment


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Foundation: 1949

Mission: Perform basic research in Physics and develop its applications, acting as the national institute of Physics of the MCTIC and pole of scientific research and training, training and improvement of scientific staff.

Vision: CBPF is a singularly qualified institution to play this role, in view of its scientific and technological excellence, in addition to the technical capacity and experience arising from participation in major national and international projects. Its position as an institute of MCTIC guarantees the infrastructure, availability and managerial capacity to articulate cooperation between different national groups and manage large international collaborations.


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Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Government sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldLatin AmericaBRIICSIBEROAMERICABrazil
Earth and Planetary Sciences 470th49th202nd112th19th
Engineering 463rd8th154th55th4th
Mathematics 670th83rd298th154th38th
Physics and Astronomy 586th27th200th97th8th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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