Since 1986 the Mathematics section at ICTP has played an important role in fostering mathematics research and education in developing countries. Research is carried out in various fields of Mathematics by the permanent staff, postdocs, and graduate students, as well as by scientific visitors from all over the world.
Typically, the section organizes from 5 to 10 focused activities a year involving an average of 100 participants. These activities are the core of the section's activities and are crucial for disseminating current mathematics knowledge of the highest level as widely as possible.
In addition the Mathematics section, like all the other sections at ICTP, participates in the Diploma program. Since 2011 Diploma students can apply to stay on to work on a PhD in Mathematics in a joint program with SISSA.
The Mathematics section also offers opportunities for postdocs and research fellows; click here for latest announcements.
The ICTP Mathematics section maintains a Math Blog, where you can read the latest updates written by the section members.
Once a month, the section organises The Basic Notions Seminar Series to broaden the understanding of some mathematical concepts.
Every year the Mathematics Group offers research opportunities for outstanding mathematicians from developing countries, for short and long-term visits, as well as Post-doctoral Fellowships, through the Mathematics Research Fellowships programme.
The ICTP Mathematics Section collaborates with organizations from around the world.
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Breakthrough Prize winner Ian Agol on knots and what to do with a million dollars
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Prize recipient Amalendu Krishna discusses mathematics in India; Ceremony 3 September
03 Aug 2015
Indian mathematician honoured for work in algebraic K-theory
06 Feb 2015
Don Zagier's talks now online for viewing and download
13 Jan 2015
Mathematician Don Zagier to present this year's lectures
28 Oct 2014
Don Zagier joins Centre as Distinguished Staff Associate
21 Oct 2014
Advanced school and workshop on L-functions and modular forms database held at ICTP
15 Oct 2014
Cédric Villani talks about the importance of mathematics
01 Aug 2014
Mathematicians Meet at ICTP School on Computation and Computability in Dynamics