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April 2023


Deadline Extended: Call for Proposals ICTP's 2024 Scientific Calendar

ICTP is planning its 2024 offering of conferences, workshops and schools—also known as its Scientific Calendar—and seeks proposals from the international scientific community for activities to include. The deadline for 2024 activity proposals has been extended to 31 May 2023.

ICTP Scientific Calendar activities attract thousands of participants to the Centre, or online, every year, offering a unique opportunity for scientists from developing and emerging countries—the main target of the activities—to receive training not available in their home countries, and to meet with ICTP’s international network of scientists. New for 2024, ICTP is pleased to announce that the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation will be funding one of its Scientific Calendar activities for that year. For more details and to submit a proposal online, go to the Scientific Calendar proposal guidelines page. Read more ...

Quantum Hackathon Inspires Innovation

Students from across the globe travelled to ICTP last week to work together and learn about quantum computing at the ICTP-Quantinuum Hackathon. Participants from the end of their undergraduate studies all the way up to post-doctoral researchers were introduced to innovative techniques and ideas by tutors from both ICTP and industrial partners such as international quantum computing company Quantinuum. The event culminated in a two-day coding competition, in which participants were divided into teams of five, each with an industrial mentor. See who the winners were. Read more ...

ICTP, University of Rwanda Renew Agreement of Partner Institute

ICTP and the University of Rwanda (UR) have renewed their commitment to developing research excellence and quality higher education in Rwanda by signing an agreement to further support and enhance the East African Institute for Fundamental Research (EAIFR), an ICTP partner institute in Kigali. The agreement, signed by ICTP Director Atish Dabholkar and University of Rwanda Acting Vice Chancellor Dr. Didas Kayihura Muganga on 19 April 2023, extends the partnership for five years. ICTP-EAIFR opened in 2018 and offers the same quality research and educational opportunities for which ICTP is world-renowned, but at a location more easily accessible to African scientists. Read more ...

A New Era for ICTP's Book Donation Programme

One of the many exceptional initiatives envisioned by Nobel Laureate and ICTP founder Abdus Salam was ICTP's Book Donation Programme to universities in developing countries. This scheme fully expresses Salam’s lifetime leitmotif: to bring scientists from the developing world out of isolation, bridging the gap between "North" and "South". Read how the programme is adapting to a new era dominated by the circulation of electronic publications. Read more ...

An Interview with the 2022 Ramanujan Prize Winner

Senegalese mathematician Mouhamed Moustapha Fall was presented with the 2022 DST-ICTP-IMU Ramanujan Prize on Thursday 13 April at ICTP (view the ceremony on ICTP's YouTube channel). Fall, an ICTP Diploma Programme alumnus, is the president of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Senegal. "This prize means a lot to me, as it is aimed at "young" people who are "from developing countries". A young mathematician from a developing country might be very rare, particularly in the case of African countries, where research is often neither well developed nor acknowledged." Read the interview ...

Science Networking in Nepal

Tribhuvan University in Nepal is an ICTP Affiliated Centre; recently, with support from ICTP, the University hosted the 10th International Conference on Frontiers of Plasma Physics and Technology (FPPT-10). The conference attracted 109 participants from the region, including 22 women. The photo above is from the welcome reception and shows the conference director, Professor Tara Desai (third from left), surrounded by female conference participants from the region. Read how the conference is impacting young scholars from the region. Read more ...


Quantum Technologies Postdoctoral Positions

Within the EU Project National Quantum Science and Technology Institute (NQSTI), ICTP seeks applicants for 3 postdoctoral positions in the field of Quantum Technologies, from outstanding young scientists of any nationality with a strong research record. Fellows must have completed a PhD in physics or related disciplines prior to the start of their fellowship. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Application deadline: 15 May. Read more ...

Postdoctoral Positions Available in Earth System Physics Section

ICTP's Earth System Physics section seeks applications for three postdoctoral positions in the broad areas of high resolution regional climate modelling, coupled regional earth system modelling, hydroclimate modelling and climate data analysis also with machine learning algorithms with a particular focus on extreme and hazard detection and attribution. Application deadline: 31 May. Read more ...

CIMPA-ICTP Fellowships 2024 "Research in Pairs"

The CIMPA-ICTP fellowships program "Research in Pairs" makes it possible for researchers in mathematics based in a developing country to come to Europe to collaborate with a colleague. It is expected that these two people will work together on a well-substantiated research project, mainly in the institute of the European colleague. Application deadline: 9 July. Read more ...

ICTP is Hiring!

ICTP currently has a number of scientific and administrative vacancies, including three faculty positions at its partner institute in Rwanda, the East African Institute for Fundamental Research (ICTP-EAIFR). View the full list of vacancies here

In Case You Missed It

Video recordings of the following events that took place at ICTP during April 2023 are available to view on the Centre's YouTube channel.

2022 DST-ICTP-IMU Ramanujan Prize Ceremony
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ICTP/SISSA Joint Colloquium: "On some variational problems involving functions with bounded Hessian"
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Upcoming Deadlines

Workshop on Quantum Monte Carlo Methods at Work for Describing Novel States of Matter

Deadline: 7 May 2023

4th Summer School on Theory, Mechanisms and Hierarchical Modeling of Climate Dynamics: Atlantic Variability and Tropical Basin Interactions at Interannual to Multi-Decadal Time Scales

Deadline: 8 May 2023

Workshop on Stochastic Thermodynamics - WOST IV

Deadline: 12 May 2023

International Conference on Regional Climate ICRC-CORDEX 2023

Deadline: 15 May 2023

11th Workshop on the Theory and Use of Regional Climate Models

Deadline: 15 May

3rd Workshop on Cloud Organisation and Precipitation Extremes - WCO3

Deadline: 22 May

Summer School on Particle Physics

Deadline: 26 May

Advanced School on Quantitative Principles in Microbial Physiology: from Single Cells to Cell Communities

Deadline: 31 May

New Pathways in Exploration of Quantum Field Theory and Quantum Gravity beyond Supersymmetry III

Deadline: 26 May

School/Workshop on Wave Dynamics: Turbulent vs Integrable Effects

Deadline: 15 May

Important Links
ICTP Scientific Calendar:

Marie Curie Library:

A Video Introduction to ICTP: