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May 2024


The Future of Scientific Computing Highlighted at ICTP Symposium

As part of its 60th anniversary celebrations, ICTP held an international symposium on “The Future of Scientific Computing: a Global Perspective”, bringing together leading scientists and technology experts from around the world to discuss the frontiers of scientific computing. Key topics included the opportunities offered by Artificial Intelligence (AI), quantum and high-performance computing (HPC) in tackling key scientific challenges in a global perspective. Special emphasis was placed on the need for an inclusive approach that is able to address the needs of scientific communities working in the less developed regions of the world. Read more ...

ICTP Launches Scientific Computing Initiative

ICTP has announced a new initiative to promote open access to scientific computing resources and the education and training needed to take full advantage of their capabilities. The International Consortium for Scientific Computing (ICOMP) will provide scientists from around the world with an integrated platform to exchange information, access resources, receive training, and contribute to the advancement of the rapidly evolving and expanding research field of computational sciences. Read more ...

Trieste Public Lecture by ICTP Scientific Council Member Lisa Randall

Harvard theoretical physicist and member of the ICTP Scientific Council Lisa Randall took advantage of her time in Trieste for the Council meeting to give a standing-room-only public lecture. The talk, which took place as part of Trieste's Scienza e Virgola science and literature festival, was titled "Knocking on Heaven's Door" after one of Randall's most famous popular science books. Read more ...

ICTP Announces New Prize for Artificial Intelligence Research

Ongoing progress in Artificial Intelligence (AI) holds the potential to transform science and help humanity solve complex global challenges. Recognizing the impact that research in AI is going to have on science and society at large, ICTP has launched a new prize for researchers in AI – the AI for Science Prize, aimed at acknowledging major contributions in this field. The prize is sponsored by IBM Research. Read more ...

ICTP Associates in the Spotlight: Flávio Barbosa Justino

The fifth episode of ICTP's "Science is Our Common Language" video series on its Associates is dedicated to Simons Associate Flávio Barbosa Justino, a climatologist and a professor at the Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil. He investigates past, present and future climate changes, in the ocean-atmosphere interaction, as well as in the aspects of agriculture and food security that are related to climate. Read more ...

Presenting ICTP Research Sections

ICTP has released a series of new videos featuring the heads of its research sections as they present the main research lines explored by their groups. Each week, for six weeks, you will have the opportunity to delve into the science investigated by each of the Centre's six research sections, through the videos and via dedicated content on social media. Read more ...



Call for Nominations, 2024 Dirac Medal

ICTP is now accepting nominations for its premier physics prize, the Dirac Medal. It is awarded annually on Dirac's birthday, 8 August, to scientists who have made significant contributions to theoretical physics. Deadline: 14 June 2024. Details ...

Director Vacancy, ICTP-EAIFR

ICTP's partner institute in Rwanda, the East African Institute for Fundamental Research, seeks candidates for the position of Director. Deadline: 30 June 2024. Details ...

ICTP Short-term Visits

Visiting fellowships in ICTP's Mathematics section are available in 2024 for short-term visits of up to three months. Deadline: 31 December 2024. Details ...

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

ICTP's Training and Research in Italian Laboratories Programme places scientists in an Italian laboratory for research in the physical sciences. Application deadline: ongoing. Details ...

Upcoming Deadlines

Workshop on Classical and Quantum Machine Learning for Condensed Matter Physics

Deadline: 5 June 2024  

Joint ICTP-IAEA Nuclear Stakeholder Engagement School

Deadline: 7 June 2024  

African Capacity Building Workshop on Space Weather and Ionospheric Research

Deadline: 7 June 2024  

Conference on Recent Developments in Topological Quantum Field Theory (TQFT)

Deadline: 10 June 2024  

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