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.



Jorge Zanelli appointed board member of the Chilean Nuclear Energy Commission

Chilean President, Michelle Bachelet, appointed Jorge Zanelli, researcher of the Theoretical Physics Laboratory of CECs, as member of the board of the Chilean Nuclear Energy Commission (CChEN)


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The physicist will serve in this important public assignment contributing with his vast experience in matters related to nuclear energy.


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