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April 2024


ICTP Launches Video Interview Series

As a hub for international science, ICTP has attracted the visits of hundreds of Nobel laureates, Fields medallists, and ICTP Dirac medallists over the years, sharing their insights and perspectives with ICTP's international science community. ICTP is capturing some of these insights in its video series of "Dirac Conversations" and "ICTP Conversations". All were conducted by ICTP Director Atish Dabholkar, sometimes accompanied by members of the Centre's faculty. Read more ...

ICTP 60th Anniversary Celebrations at UNESCO

As a category-I institute of UNESCO operating under a tripartite agreement with the Italian Government and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), ICTP plays a unique role in catalysing scientific collaboration globally. This key aspect of ICTP’s unique mission was highlighted on 10 April 2024 at an information session hosted by UNESCO and promoted by the Permanent Representation of Italy to UNESCO through a resolution approved by UNESCO's Executive Board. Read more ...

Dirac Medal Ceremony 24 April

String Theory took centre stage at ICTP's recent ceremony honouring the four recipients of the 2023 Dirac Medal. The awardees -- Jeffrey Harvey, University of Chicago; Igor Klebanov, Princeton University; and Stephen Shenker and Leonard Susskind, both of Stanford University -- have made pioneering contributions to perturbative and non-perturbative string theory and quantum gravity, in particular, to the aspects related to anomalies, duality, black holes and holography. Read more ...

Presenting ICTP Research Sections

ICTP will be releasing a series of new videos featuring the heads of its research sections as they present the main research lines explored by their groups. Each week, for six weeks, you will have the opportunity to delve into the science investigated by each of the Centre's six research sections, through the videos and via dedicated content on social media. Read more ...

ICTP Associates in the Spotlight: Wafaa Khater

The fourth episode of ICTP's series on its Associates is dedicated to Wafaa Khater, an associate professor and the dean at the faculty of science at Birzeit University, West Bank, Palestine, whose research interests are in high-energy particle physics, the phenomenology of models beyond the Standard Model, the violation of CP-symmetry and the physics of the Higgs boson.

And in case you missed it, the featured Associate for March was Darwin Barayang Putungan, a computational physicist at the University of the Philippines Los Baños. Read more ...

ICTP Partner Institute Seeks New Director

ICTP's partner institute in Rwanda, the East African Institute for Fundamental Research (ICTP-EAIFR), seeks candidates for the position of Director. Candidates should have a PhD in the Physical Sciences or related fields, with at least 10 years’ experience in scientific research and administration including experience in international contexts, and have a distinguished academic stature as proven by publication track record. The application deadline is 30 June 2024. Read more ...

Call for Nominations, 2024 Dirac Medal

ICTP is now accepting nominations for its premier physics prize, the Dirac Medal. First awarded in 1985, the Dirac Medal is given in honour of P.A.M. Dirac, one of the greatest physicists of the 20th century and a staunch friend of the Centre. It is awarded annually on Dirac's birthday, 8 August, to scientists who have made significant contributions to theoretical physics. The deadline for receipt of nominations is 14 June 2024. Nominations can be submitted online.
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Postdoctoral Position, Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics section

Starting Fall 2024 or beginning of 2025. The candidate should be interested and active in the field of atomistic simulations of materials for sustainable-energy applications, with a strong background in electronic structure methods (DFT, etc.) and related fields, including machine learning. Deadline: 31 May 2024. Details ...

Call for Nominations, Walter Kohn Prize

The Prize is awarded biennially to a young scientist for outstanding contributions in the field of quantum-mechanical materials and molecular modeling, performed in a developing country or emerging economy, with emphasis on first-principles techniques. Nomination deadline: 31 May 2024. Details ...

ICTP's Training and Research in Italian Laboratories (TRIL) Programme

Through TRIL, scientists can spend time in one of the hundreds of Italian laboratories that ICTP has agreements with for research in different branches of the physical sciences. Application deadline: ongoing. Details ...

Upcoming Deadlines

College on Medical Physics 2024

Deadline: 6 May 2024  

The Future of Scientific Computing: A Global Perspective

Deadline: 20 May 2024  

African Capacity Building Workshop on Space Weather and Ionospheric Research

Deadline: 31 May 2024  

Joint ICTP-IAEA Workshop on Radiation Protection in Image-Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT)

Deadline: 31 May 2024  

Trieste Algebraic Geometry Summer School (TAGSS) 2024 - Tropical Geometry and Related Topics

Deadline: 31 May 2024  

Energy Modelling Platform - Joint Global Training School

Deadline: 31 May 2024  

Important links
ICTP Scientific Calendar:

Marie Curie Library:

A Video Introduction to ICTP: