News archive 1997

01 Dec 1997

'TIS THE SEASON TO BE OFF...

The Centre will be officially closed between December 24 and January 6 for the holiday season. The staff of the Scientific Information Office wishes everyone--our scientists, administrative staff and visitors from around the world--a joyous and peaceful holiday.

01 Dec 1997

ART MEETS SCIENCE AT THE CENTRE

The Uffizi, Louvre, Guggenheim...and now the ICTP art gallery. The formal opening of "The Centre's Art Gallery" will take place on 9 December at 19:00 at the Adriatico Guesthouse. The opening ceremony will include a talk and slide presentation by Sergio Molesi, a Triestine art critic and teacher. The ga...

01 Dec 1997

WE ARE WOMEN, WE CAN COUNT

The 8th General Meeting of European Women in Mathematics will be held at the Centre between 12-16 December. More than 150 mathematicians are expected to attend, including three men. The meeting, which takes every other year, is being co-sponsored by ICTP, European Mathematical Society, UNESCO Venice Office for Sc...

01 Dec 1997

CENTRE COMINGS AND GOINGS

Several members of the Centre's scientific staff will be taking on new responsibilities at the beginning of the year. And one senior administrative staff member will be returning home. Hilda Cerdeira, a scientist in the Condensed Matter Group, will oversee the ICTP-TWAS Donation Programme. Cerdeira is replacing H...

01 Dec 1997

WHAT ABOUT STRING THEORY?

The Salam Memorial Meeting also included three days of scientific lectures focusing on the current state of string theory. It's a subject that fascinated Salam during the last years of his life. Today, it remains a driving force in theoretical physics. In all, there were more than 20 technical talks. Among the wo...

01 Dec 1997

HONOURING OUR FOUNDER

They arrived from as far away as Australia and South Africa; from as nearby as Croatia and Austria; and from many points in between--Argentina, India, Kuwait, Mongolia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Swaziland and Sudan, to name just a few. In all, more than 150 scientific researchers and administrators from around the globe...

01 Nov 1997

PICTURES FOR ALL SEASONS

Twelve of the winning entries of the ICTP painting competition, which was held last year, will be on display in the 1998 ICTP calendar. The calendar will be presented at the Salam Memorial Conference in late November. Centre staff and scientists will also receive a copy. Scientists currently visiting the Centre ...

01 Nov 1997

RETIRED...FOR A MOMENT

Luciano Bertocchi and Gallieno Denardo, two long-time employees of the ICTP who have played keyed roles in the Centre's success, retired at the end of October. Bertocchi has been involved with the Centre from its earliest days. He served as ICTP's Deputy Director since 1983 and was ICTP's Acting Director between ...

01 Nov 1997

ASTRONAUTS "SHUTTLE" INTO CENTRE

The six-member crew of the U.S. space shuttle Discovery visited the ICTP in late October to talk to Centre scientists and staff about their August flight into space. The crew, consisting of five men and one woman, discussed the research experiments that they had conducted during the Discovery's 12-day mission. Of part...

 
 

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