FCT has, as of today, a new president. The scientist Maria Arménia Carrondo becomes the first woman to lead the Portuguse funding agency, in its 48-year history.
FCT expresses great sadness at the passing of José Mariano Gago. The Portuguese scientific community will pay tribute to this leading scientist and politician with a 5 minute-silence on 20 April.
A research team at the Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear (IPFN-IST) is developing a pioneering X-ray technology that will allow 3D imaging of the inside of the human body, using low doses of radiation.