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March 2024


10 Years of High Performance Computing

The Master in High Performance Computing (MHPC), a joint programme between ICTP and SISSA, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary with a ceremony highlighting the success of its alumni, with testimonials from them as well as from representatives of industrial partners. In the photo above, Alexander Christhoper Trujillo Ochoa, one of the students funded by ICTP in the 2021-2022 edition of the programme, presents his thesis-- which was awarded the Best Thesis prize--during the ceremony. Read more ...

ICTP Associates in the Spotlight: Elizabeth Gasparim

Elizabeth Gasparim, a mathematician carrying out research in geometry, has progressed through ICTP's Associates programme, from junior to currently senior associate, as well as a Simons associate in between. Before spending time at ICTP, Gasparim had felt quite isolated in her research. Things changed when she arrived at the Centre: "After only a couple of months I had learnt more at ICTP than I had during all of my graduate studies," said Gasparim in a recent interview.
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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 ...

ICTP Climate Scientist Among the Authors of First European Climate Risk Assessment

The first ever European Climate Risk Assessment (EUCRA), published on 11 March by the European Environment Agency (EEA), shows that Europe is not prepared for rapidly growing climate risks. ICTP researcher Cyril Caminade of ICTP's Earth System Physics section co-authored the report's health chapter, which states that heat is the gravest and most urgent climate risk driver for human health, with the most exposed and most vulnerable population groups more at risk. Read more ...

Biodiversity Promotes Stability

A study by ICTP and OGS researcher Onofrio Mazzarisi and co-authors, published in the journal Science, shows that loss of biodiversity may accelerate the destabilisation of ecosystems. The model chosen by the researchers to study population dynamics shows that the more species compete against each other for resources in a certain ecosystem, the more stable the system becomes. Therefore, an increase in biodiversity brings stability, in contrast with most theoretical arguments formulated so far. Read more ...

ICTP and Indonesia Sign Research Agreement

ICTP has signed an agreement with the Indonesian National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) to promote scientific capacity building and collaboration. The agreement paves the way for research cooperation in numerous fields of ICTP expertise, including geoscience, medical physics, renewable energy, and computing scientific instrumentation. Read more ...

Advancing Towards Universal Affordable Energy: An Interview with IAEA Nuclear Waste Expert Willie Meyer

The need to increase access to affordable electricity through new green sources has sparked many developing countries’ interest in nuclear energy. ICTP's UN partner, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), accompanies its member states during the long process of nuclearization and ensures that their practices comply with the Agency’s standards in important domains such as nuclear safety and security. At ICTP for a workshop on nuclear waste storage, IAEA specialist Willie Meyer described best practices in the field. 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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ICTP Associates Video Series: Computational Physics in the Philippines

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


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 ...

CIMPA-ICTP Fellowships 2025 "Research in Pairs"

These fellowships make it possible for researchers in mathematics based in a developing country to come to Europe to collaborate with a colleague. Deadline: 28 April 2024. Details ...

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

Workshop on TinyML for Sustainable Development

Deadline: 6 April 2024

4th Workshop on convective organization and precipitation extremes (WCO4)

Deadline: 8 April 2024

5th Summer School on Theory, Mechanisms and Hierarchical Modelling of Climate Dynamics: Convection and Clouds

Deadline: 8 April 2024

Conference on Arithmetic Geometry and Applications

Deadline: 14 April 2024

String-Math 2024

Deadline: 15 April 2024

Workshop on Localization and Ergodicity

Deadline: 21 April 2024

Workshop on Machine Learning on Low-Power Devices: Applications and Advanced Topics

Deadline: 26 April 2024

Joint ICTP-IAEA Workshop on Monte Carlo Radiation Transport and Associated Data Needs for Medical Applications

Deadline: 30 April 2024

Joint ICTP-WE Heraeus Conference on Sustainability and Resilience Through Large Scale Infrastructures and Remote and Automated Experiments

Deadline: 30 April 2024

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