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January 2023


ICTP Launches Global Scientific Portal

ICTP is greeting the new year with the launch of a dynamic, interactive internet portal that aims to promote the Centre's activities and achievements as well as encourage international scientific networking. Accessible at, the portal represents the first phase of what the Centre plans to be a global scientific portal that will encourage networking amongst ICTP's vast international community of physicists and mathematicians. The goal is to reinforce the connections that scientists make through their participation in ICTP activities and programmes. It was designed with mobility in mind: its responsive design optimises viewing on mobile devices. ICTP welcomes feedback about the new portal. Users can send their comments to Read more ...

Salam Distinguished Lectures 2023

In January, ICTP was pleased to showcase theoretical physicist Sandu Popescu, professor of physics at the University of Bristol, UK, as the speaker for its 2023 Salam Distinguished Lectures series. Popescu delivered three lectures on topics related to the fundamental aspects of quantum physics: The smallest possible thermal machines and the foundations of thermodynamics; quantum non-locality and beyond; and multiple-time states and the flow of time in quantum mechanics. Videos of the lectures can be viewed on ICTP's YouTube channel, while photos from the event can be browsed on the Centre's Flickr account. Read more ...

Michele Parrinello Delivers Joint Colloquium

Michele Parrinello of the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Genoa, Italy, came to ICTP on Monday, 30 January for a Joint Colloquium with the Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA). In his talk, titled “The Physics of Catalysis,” Parrinello proposed that the development of efficient catalysts is key to a green economy transition; there is a need to devise an energy-efficient production of hydrogen or an economical and environment friendly CO2 sequestration process. The lecture is available on ICTP's YouTube channel. Read more ...

Spirit of Salam Awardees Announced

The family of ICTP founder and Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam has revealed the recipients of the 2023 Spirit of Abdus Salam Award. Announced annually on Abdus Salam’s birthday, 29 January, the award recognizes those who, like Salam himself, have worked tirelessly to promote the development of science and technology in disadvantaged parts of the world. This year’s Spirit of Abdus Salam Award recipients are: Tino Nyawelo, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, a 1998 graduate of ICTP's Postgraduate Diploma Programme who has supported STEM education; Hugo Rojas, Instituto de Cybernetics Mathematics and Physics, Cuba, who has advocated for science in his home country and the region; and Federico Rosei, Institut National Recherche Scientifique, Montréal, Canada, who has shown strong international science leadership. Read more ...


Call for Applications: ICTP Postgraduate Diploma Programme

Applications for the 2023-2024 Postgraduate Diploma Programme are now being accepted; the deadline is 28 February 2023. The Programme is open to young, qualified graduates with a degree equivalent to an MSc in physics, mathematics, or a related field, and fluency in English. Read more ...

Upcoming Deadlines

Learning Workshop on BPS States and 3-Manifolds (smr 3818)

Deadline: 5 February 2023

Science and Sustainable food: How Scientific Instruments Can Help Food and Biodiversity Issues for the Planet and its Inhabitant's Health (smr 3827)

Deadline: 16 February 2023

ICTP - Quantinuum Quantum Hackathon (smr 3829)

Deadline: 17 February 2023

Workshop on Inequality Across Scales, Space, Time and Domains (smr 3830)

Deadline: 20 February 2023

ICTP-SCOSTEP-ISWI School and Workshop on the Predictability of the Solar-Terrestrial Coupling - PRESTO (smr 3842)

Deadline: 28 February 2023

Important links
ICTP Scientific Calendar:

Marie Curie Library:

A Video Introduction to ICTP: