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.
MIM opening ceremony for "Perception, the magic of the senses"


Immerse yourself in the hearing or vision tunnel; face a mirror capable of combining the bodies of two people; or understand how it is that a flat image mysteriously acquires volume in front of our eyes. These are some of the experiences that residents of Valdivia and nearby communities may live with the exhibition of this interactive museum (MIM, Museo Interactivo Mirador) "Perception, the magic of the senses", which opened Friday, November 15 at CECs  Science Tent.



CECs joins the activities of the national week of science and technology of CONICYT-EXPLORA

40 students of diferent schools, visited the CECs (Centro de Estudios científicos) to participate in the activity called "Open laboratories" which is part of the 19th national week of science and technology run by the regional EXPLORA-CONICYT project.



“A View From The Sea: The Marine-Geophysical Signature Of Past Ice Sheets”
March 21, 2014
The first Colloquium of this year 2014, so called " “A View From The Sea: The Marine-Geophysical Signature Of Past Ice Sheets”" was held at the Martha Muse Conference room. Dictated by Julian Dowdeswell, researcher at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, UK.
CECs integrates Corporation "Valdivia City of University and Knowledge"
 December 20, 2013

1chica.jpg.jpgThrough the signature of the Corporation "Valdivia City of University and Knowledge" the town of Valdivia represented by Mayor Omar Sabat , with universities Santo Tomas, San Sebastian , Austral de Chile and the Center for Scientific Studies ( CECs ) formalized with this Institution the work that began early in 2008 and seek  to consolidate Valdivia as a model city in terms of knowledge development.


Renowned expert in psychoanalysis and neurobiologist will deliver a lecture open to the public on at CECs Science Tent
2 de Diciembre 2013

Pierre Magistretti, renowned physician and neurobiologist, who is Director of the Brain and Mind Institute, Lausanne, Switzerland, and Dean of the Division of biological and environmental sciences and engineering, KAUST, Saudi Arabia, will deliver a lecture open to the public on Friday, December 6, at 7 p.m. ac CECs Science Tent Auditorium


CECs researcher wins MIT award Technology Review innovators under 35 years

The researcher in the area of biology from Centro de Estudios Científicos (CECs), Alejandro San Martín (30 years) was awarded as "Innovators under 35" by the MIT  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, granted for the first time in Chile.


Colloquium: "Chaos and Unpredictability in Evolution"
The last Colloquium of this year 2013, so called "Chaos and Unpredictability in Evolution" was held at the Martha Muse Conference room. Dictated by Yaroslav Ispolatov, researcher at the Department of Physics of the Faculty of science of the University of Santiago of Chile
Physicists met to pay tribute to the trajectory of Jorge Zanelli

Complying with a tradition in the world of physics, the physicists of Chile and the world got together during October 2nd and 3rd at the Centro de Estudios Científicos (CECs) (Scientific Studies Centre), to celebrate at the “Z Fest” the 60 years of the investigator Jorge Zanelli.



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