The southern skies and tall mountains of Latin America have cultivated a long history of astronomy on the continent. Today, the continent hosts over 80 observatories that are collaborative research centres for the region and the world. But what about other areas of physics? These have benefited from a culture of collaboration, but there are still challenges in fully developing the potential of research on the continent, such as insufficient researchers or resources. In this Viewpoint, seven physicists discuss the varying research landscapes of different areas of physics across the continent.
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Brito, C., Vanegas Forero, D., Hallberg, K. et al. Physics in Latin America. Nat Rev Phys 5, 502–504 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s42254-023-00618-8