News archive 2008

10 Dec 2008

Leonard Shayo

Leonard K. Shayo, a prominent mathematics professor at the University of Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania, died in Arusha at the beginning of December. He was 59. Shayo began his association with ICTP in the early 1980s. After a few brief visits, he returned for a long research period between 1984 and 1987. He then went back ...

05 Dec 2008

Archeology and Physics

The ICTP Multidisciplinary Laboratory has received a €600,000 grant from the local government of Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia for its project “Development of an X-Ray Portable System for Non-Destructive Analysis of Archeological and Artistic Materials”. The Laboratory, led by Professor Claudio Tuniz, will join efforts...

20 Nov 2008

ICTP Director at TWAS Meeting

Professor K.R. Sreenivasan was one of the speakers at the opening ceremony of the 25th anniversary meeting which took place in Mexico City on 10-13 November. The meeting was a befitting testimony to the enormous growth of the Academy during these years, about which ICTP is justly proud. ICTP and TWAS not only share a c...

24 Oct 2008

2008 Ramanujan Prize

The Ramanujan Prize Selection Committee has announced that the 2008 Srinivasa Ramanujan Prize will be awarded to Enrique R. Pujals, Associate Researcher a the Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (IMPA), Brazil. Pujals is being honoured for "his outstanding contributions to Dynamical Systems, especially the...

08 Oct 2008

Salam + 50

2007 marked not only the centenary of Imperial College London but also the 50th anniversary of the late Nobel Laureate Professor Abdus Salam’s arrival at the College. Accordingly, a conference entitled "Salam + 50” was held at Imperial College on 7 July 2007. The proceedings, edited by Michael Duff and published by Imp...

07 Oct 2008

Nobel Prize in Physics

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has announced that half of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded toYoichiro Nambu Enrico Fermi Institute, University of ChicagoChicago, IL, USA “for the discovery of the mechanism of spontaneous broken symmetry in subatomic physics".Professor Nambu was one of the re...

30 Sep 2008

Franco Bassani

G. Franco Bassani, a founder of the Italian theoretical condensed matter school, director of the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa from 1995 to 1999 and chairman of the Italian Physical Society from 1999 to 2007, died on 26 September. He was 79. At the Universities of Messina, Pisa, Rome, and at Scuola Normale Superiore...

24 Sep 2008

Diploma Students on National Press

ICTP Diploma students feature in the October issue of the Italian magazine Flair. The article "Vogliamo vincere il Nobel" (We want to win the Nobel Prize) explains to readers that the young students who gather at ICTP from all over the world have unique stories to tell and are determined to make a difference through sc...

23 Sep 2008

ICTP Director Honoured

ICTP Director K.R. Sreenivasan has been awarded the 2008 Nicholson Medal for Human Outreach by the Executive Board of the American Physical Society “for his commitment to mentoring students and junior colleagues and his significant contributions to fostering international collaborations and promoting the advancement an...