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July 2023


The Return of El Niño

Scientists across the world have predicted a strong El Niño event in 2023. How long have El Niño events been going on, and how were they measured in the past? In an interview, ICTP climate scientists Fred Kucharski and Adnan Abid of the Centre's Earth System Physics section discuss the history of El Niño observations. Read more ...

ICTP, SISSA Renew Strategic Research Collaborations

How can the powers of Artificial Intelligence be harnessed for new scientific discoveries? In what ways could quantum technologies, with their promises of speedier and more complex computing--change our world? ICTP and SISSA are joining forces to investigate these questions and more. The two institutes have signed a five-year agreement to conduct joint research in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data science, and in quantum technology. They will also continue their collaboration with the joint Masters in High Performance Computing programme. Read more ...

Developing TinyML University Programmes

The recent ICTP Workshop on Widening Access to TinyML Network by Establishing Best Practices in Education combined a hands-on mixture of experience sessions and group work with keynote lectures from leaders in the field, looking at the diverse applications for tiny machine learning, from health monitoring to animal tracking. Read more ...

In Memoriam: Roman Jackiw

ICTP was saddened to learn of the passing of Roman Jackiw, a theoretical physicist renowned for his many fundamental contributions and discoveries in quantum and classical field theories. Jackiw, an emeritus professor at MIT, received ICTP's Dirac Medal in 1998, sharing the prize with Stephen Adler of the Institute for Advanced Study. Both were leaders in the sophisticated use of quantum field theory to illuminate physical problems.


Postdoctoral Fellowship Available

ICTP's Quantitative Life Sciences (QLS) section seeks applications from outstanding young scientists of any nationality with a strong research record for one postdoctoral position starting in autumn 2023/winter 2024. Application deadline: 13 August 2023. Read more ...

Call for Nominations, ICTP Prize 2023

ICTP is now accepting nominations for young researchers from developing countries for the 2023 ICTP Prize. The prize recognizes outstanding and original contributions to physics and includes a sculpture, a certificate, and a cash prize. All nominations must be submitted via ICTP's online application system. NOTE: self nominations are not accepted. Application deadline: 30 September 2023. Read more ...

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

Are you a scientist from a developing country looking for laboratory training and research opportunities unavailable in your home country? ICTP's TRIL programme can help! Through TRIL, you 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. Over the years, the TRIL experience has benefitted hundreds of developing world scientists, boosting their research careers through collaboration with world-class scientists and the latest equipment, and exposing them to Italian culture as well. Application deadline: ongoing. Read more ...

Upcoming Deadlines

Summer School on New Trends in Modern Quantum Science: from Novel Functional Materials to Quantum Technologies

Deadline: 1 August 2023

Joint ICTP-IAEA School on Systems-on-Chip Based on FPGA for Scientific Instrumentation and Reconfigurable Computing

Deadline: 6 August 2023

10th Workshop on Collaborative Scientific Software Development and Management of Open Source Scientific Packages

Deadline: 10 August 2023

Joint ICTP-IAEA Workshop on Degradation Modelling of Disposed Radioactive Wasteforms

Deadline: 31 August 2023

Conference on Fractionalization and Emergent Gauge Fields in Quantum Matter

Deadline: 31 August 2023

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