Urgent Call to Action: Nobel Prize Winners Unite to Save Argentina’s Scientific Community

Argentine organizations criticize the firing of science employees

Recently, over 60 Nobel Prize winners in Chemistry, Economics, Medicine, and Physics have expressed concerns about the impact of measures promoted by the government on the development of Argentina. In a letter addressed to the president, renowned researchers from various nations warned that Argentina’s scientific sectors are approaching a dangerous precipice, which could have negative effects on both the country and the world.

Under the motto “Reincorporation now. Everyone here is needed!”, members of the National Agency for the Promotion of Research, Technological Development, and Innovation will be condemning the termination of labor contracts. They are also denouncing cuts made by the government in the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET). The agency is calling on citizens to join them in protesting against these measures that threaten to destroy a system that took years to build.

The letter states, “We fear that Argentina is abandoning its scientists, students, and future leaders in the area. We are concerned that the reduction of budgets for CONICET and National Universities reflects a dramatic devaluation of citizens and the future of Argentina.” It emphasizes the importance of having strong infrastructure for science to prevent helplessness and vulnerability and enable technological advancement and workforce training. The authors urge the government to restore constrained budgets, warning that freezing research programs and reducing student numbers will destroy a system that took years to build.

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