CECs, Centro de Estudios Científicos (Center for Scientific Studies) is a private, non-profit corporation, devoted to the development, promotion and diffusion of scientific research. CECs was founded in 1984 as the Center for Scientific Studies of Santiago and has since been directed by physicist Claudio Bunster.
“If you plan to make a voyage of discovery, choose a ship of small draught”
Captain James Cook rejecting the large ships offered by the Admiralty for the search of a new continent.
This meeting is part of the traditional series of CECs conferences with the same title, the first one of which took place in 1985. This time, the meeting was devoted to celebrate the sixtieth birthday of Marc Henneaux who has been a member of CECs since its very beginning.