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December 2023


From Physics Modelling to Greetings Cards

Artificial Intelligence (AI) AI is fast evolving. An ever-more integral part of modern society, AI technologies are deployed in almost all aspects of life, from healthcare to creative tools. In this article, ICTP researchers and staff discuss the impact of AI on their lives and work. Above, ICTP's 2023 Season's Greetings image was created using an AI chatbot. Read more ...

ICTP Prize 2023 Announced

ICTP has awarded its 2023 ICTP Prize to Mohit Kumar Jolly of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, and Xinan Zhou of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Sciences (KITS), University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), Beijing, and ShanghaiTech University, China. Both have made remarkable and novel contributions to their respective fields by developing new mathematical and computational methods with approaches rooted in theoretical physics. Read more ...

Graduation Ceremony, Masters in Medical Physics

During a graduation ceremony held on 13 December at ICTP, 29 students from 24 different countries received diplomas for their successful completion of ICTP and University of Trieste's joint Master of Advanced Studies in Medical Physics (MMP) programme. With their achievement, they will now be recognised as professional medical physicists in their home countries. Read more ...

From ITU, Pakistan to ICTP

Isma Javed and Ramna Khalid, two PhD students in electrical engineering from the MicroNano Lab at the Information Technology University of the Punjab in Lahore, Pakistan, are currently spending three months at ICTP to use optical facilities that are not available at their home university. Through the hands-on experience they are gaining here, they will contribute to build research capacity in optics in their home country. Read more ...

ICTP Joins Global AI Initiative

ICTP has joined an elite group of international research institutes and high-tech companies aiming to shape the evolution of Artificial Intelligence (AI) by working together for the advancement of open, safe and responsible AI. Launched on 5 December 2023, the group, called the AI Alliance, is spearheaded by IBM and Meta. Read more ...

ICTP Researcher Wins ERC Grant

Marcello Dalmonte, a research scientist with ICTP's Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics section, has won a five-year grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to investigate the connections between quantum many-body systems and network and data-mining theory. ERC grants are at the core of the most prestigious basic research funding programme in Europe. Read more ...


Call for Nominations, Spirit of Abdus Salam Award 2024

The nomination deadline has been extended to 12 January 2024. The award recognizes any ICTP member (scientists or non-scientists) who has worked to further Abdus Salam's humanitarian passion and vision. Details...

Call for ICTP's Associateships Programme

The Associateships programme covers travel costs and provides a living allowance for developing-world scientists to visit ICTP several times over a six-year period. Apply by 31 January 2024. Details ...

Call for Nominations, Ramanujan Prize

ICTP and the International Mathematical Union (IMU) are looking for nominations of outstanding, young mathematicians from developing countries for the 2024 Ramanujan Prize. Deadline: 1 February 2024. Details ...

Call for Proposals, ICTP Scientific Calendar 2025

ICTP is planning its 2025 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 2025 activity proposals is 29 February 2024. Details ...

ICTP Postgraduate Diploma Programme

The Centre's one-year Programme helps students from disadvantaged countries gain the knowledge and study skills they need to pursue PhD degrees anywhere in the world. Apply by 15 March 2024 for the 2024-2025 course. Details ...

APS-EPS-ICTP Travel Award Fellowship Programme 2024

The APS-EPS-ICTP Travel Award Fellowships cover the major costs of a two-consecutive-month research visit to a participating laboratory in Europe and North America, or to a more advanced developing country. Deadline: 31 March 2024. Details ...

ICTP Sandwich Training and Education Programme (STEP)

ICTP's Sandwich Training Educational Programme (STEP), coordinated jointly with its UN partner the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), offers fellowships that allow PhD students to study at their home universities but have the financial support to visit ICTP or a collaborating institute for a three- to six-month stay each year for three successive years. Deadline: 15 April 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

Joint ICTP-IAEA Workshop on Modelling for Encapsulated Intermediate Level Waste (ILW) and High Level Waste (HLW) During Long-Term Storage

Deadline: 13 January 2024  

School of Physics and Mathematics Without Frontiers (ZIGZAG)

Deadline: 14 January 2024  

School of Hadron Radiotherapy

Deadline: 15 January 2024  

Joint ICTP-IAEA Workshop on Quantitative Imaging and Analysis Methods in Modern Nuclear Medicine

Deadline: 31 January 2024  

8th Biennial African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications (ASP 2024)

Deadline: 15 January 2024  

Joint ICTP-IAEA International School on Nuclear Security

Deadline: 22 January 2024  

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