News archive 2001

01 Dec 2001

SEASON'S GREETINGS

The ICTP will close its facilities for the winter break from Friday 21 December to Monday 7 January. The next issue of Highlights will be published in mid January. ICTP's first activity next year will be the Joint ICTP-INFM School in "High Performance Computing on Linux Clusters" to be held 31 January-15 Febr...

01 Dec 2001

SHABAT VP

ICTP regular associate (1998-2003) Mohammed Musa Shabat has been appointed vice president for administrative affairs at the Islamic University in Gaza, Palestine. A condensed matter physicists by training, Shabat's major fields of interest include laser physics, computational physics and optoelectronics.

01 Dec 2001

NEW ACCESS

SciDev.Net, the first global website dedicated to both reporting on and discussing the role of science and technology in meeting the needs of the developing world, will be officially launched this month. The project, which is receiving editorial support from the world's two leading scientific journals, Nature and Scie...

01 Dec 2001

SISSA'S NEW DIRECTOR

Edoardo Boncinelli, one of Italy's most renowned scientists, is the new director of the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), ICTP's next door neighbor and close collaborating institution for research and training. Boncinelli replaces Daniele Amati, who headed SISSA for 15 years. Boncinelli was trained as...

01 Dec 2001

LASER TRAINING... ULTRAFAST

On 29-30 November, the Centre hosted a meeting in cooperation with the International Centre for Science and High Technology (ICS) to discuss a proposal to launch a basic training programme for scientists who do not have access to ultrafast lasers in their home institutions but who want to conduct research in this fiel...

01 Dec 2001

TUNISIA AND TRIESTE

Italy's President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi and representatives from Trieste's scientific community, including ICTP Director Miguel Virasoro, met with their counterparts in Tunisia in late October to discuss possible avenues of future cooperation. Discussions focussed on how the Trieste system of scientific institutions-IC...

01 Nov 2001

IN MEMORIAM: GIANFRANCO GUERRIERO 1942-2001

Gianfranco Guerriero, who served as ICTP's Senior Administrative Officer from 1990 to 1997, died on 26 September in Rome. In 1997, Guerriero played a prominent role in securing additional permanent funding for ICTP, marking a high point in nearly a decade of service to ICTP. Centre staff and colleagues recall his kind...

01 Nov 2001

ANOTHER ERA AGAIN

The sixth edition of ERA, the Exhibition of Advanced Research, will be held at the Trieste Conference Centre, Stazione Marittima, from 1 to 16 December. This biennial exhibition is organised by Globo Divulgazione Scientifica and Area Science Park in cooperation with several national and local scientific institutions. ...

01 Nov 2001

KALINGA PRIZE TO FANTONI

Stefano Fantoni, professor of theory of nuclear interactions at SISSA (International School for Advanced Studies) and an ICTP consultant, has been awarded UNESCO's 2001 Kalinga Prize for the popularisation of science. The award ceremony took place on 19 October at UNESCO's headquarters in Paris. Since 1993 Fantoni has...