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February 2024


Citizens, Science and Coffee

Trieste’s research community boasts a broad range of institutes working in almost every aspect of modern science, from genomics to astrophysics. In celebration of the 2024 International Day of Women and Girls in Science, ICTP gathered local female scientists at Trieste’s Antico Caffè San Marco to talk to members of the public in a speed-dating-without-the-dating format. More ...

Breaking the Bias in Global Science:
Physics Without Frontiers Co-founder Kate Shaw Discusses Women in Science

Female scientists still find the path to a research career filled with roadblocks, with particular problems affecting women from emerging economies. As ICTP celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2024, Kate Shaw talks about PWF, and ways to address the bias in global science. More ...

Physics and Machine Learning: 2024 Salam Distinguished Lecturer Stéphane Mallat on the Dialogue Between the Two Disciplines

Applied mathematician Stéphane Mallat recently delivered the 2024 ICTP Salam Distinguished Lectures, giving an overview of the deep connections between recent advances in data science and theoretical physics and focussing on the Renormalisation group, a paradigm used in theoretical physics to understand the complexities of phase transitions. In an interview after his lectures, he went back to the topic of his talks. More ...

ICTP in Global Dialogue on Climate Change and Cities

ICTP climate scientist Erika Coppola has been selected to participate in a prestigious international climate meeting in April 2024 that will focus on the relationship between climate change and urban life. Under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC), the meeting will gather climate experts to prepare a special report that will feed into the IPCC's next major climate assessment. More ...

Strengthening International Bonds

ICTP’s 60th anniversary celebrations kicked off this year with the institute’s Director Atish Dabholkar signing two Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreements to solidify connections with key international collaborators. In an interview, Dabholkar talks about the relationship between ICTP, Abdus Salam, and its new collaborators, and what these new agreements could mean for the global scientific community. More ...

Happy Anniversary, ICTP-SAIFR!

ICTP's partner institute in Brazil, the ICTP- South American Institute for Fundamental Research (ICTP-SAIFR) celebrated its 12th anniversary with a number of scientific and public events at its headquarters in Sao Paulo. The three-day celebration included talks by Physics Nobel Laureate David Gross, as well as ICTP Director Atish Dabholkar and ICTP physicist Rosario Fazio. More ...

ICTP Associates Video Series: Mentoring Young Scientists in Pakistan

In the second video of the ICTP series “Science is Our Common Language”, meet ICTP Associate Imrana Ashraf. The series was produced to celebrate 60 years of ICTP's Associates Programme. More ...


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 ...

HECAP Call for Short-term Visits (July to December)

The ICTP High Energy, Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics (HECAP) section offers every year a number of grants for short-term visits of up to 3 months. Applications are now being accepted for visits to take place from July to December 2024. Deadline: 15 March 2024. Details ...

ICTP's 2025 Scientific Calendar

The deadline for proposals for ICTP's 2025 offering of conferences, workshops and schools—also known as its Scientific Calendar—has been extended to 31 March 2024. 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 ...

Master of Advanced Studies in Medical Physics

The two-year programme is designed to provide young, promising graduates of physics or related fields (mainly from developing countries) with postgraduate theoretical and clinical training so that they may be recognised as clinical medical physicists in their home countries. Deadline: 15 April 2024. Details ...

Master in High Performance Computing

The Master in High Performance Computing (MHPC) is an innovative degree programme that prepares students for exciting careers in the fast-growing field of high performance computing (HPC). Deadline: 15 April 2024. Details ...

Arab Fund Postgraduate Fellowships at ICTP

The ICTP-Arab Fund Programme will support 10 new fellowships for PhD students from Arab countries to access ICTP’s research and training facilities in the years 2024-2026. The fellowships will allow fellows to visit ICTP for a total of 11 months, split into three visits over the three years. Deadline: 15 April 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

East African Summer School on Optics and Lasers

Deadline: 3 March 2024  

Niš School 2024: Information, Noise and Physics of Life

Deadline: 5 March  

Spring School on Superstring Theory and Related Topics

Deadline: 7 March 2024  

Joint ICTP-WE Heraeus School and Conference on Frontiers at the Intersection of Quantum Simulation and Machine Learning

Deadline: 8 March 2024  

Joint ICTP-IAEA-UNESCO Workshop on Open Hardware Solutions for Sustainable Development

Deadline: 15 March 2024  

ICTP-UNU Workshop on TinyML for Sustainable Development

Deadline: 15 March 2024  

Junior Scientists Workshop on Recent Advances in Theoretical Neuroscience

Deadline: 15 March 2024  

Summer School on Cosmology

Deadline: 31 March 2024  

Advanced School on Applied Machine Learning

Deadline: 31 March 2024  

Youth in High Dimensions: Recent Progress in Machine Learning, High-Dimensional Statistics and Inference

Deadline: 31 March 2024  

Important links
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A Video Introduction to ICTP: