News archive 1999

01 Dec 1999

YEAR'S END

The Centre will be officially closed from 25 December to 7 January. The ICTP Calendar 2000 and poster will be distributed to all offices in early December. ICTP greeting cards will be on sale at the mail offices. The Unicef merchandise "shop," on the ground floor of the Fermi Building, will be open unti...

01 Dec 1999

ERA 2000

ICTP will participate in "ERA 2000,", the Exhibition of Advanced Research, to be held at Trieste's Conference Centre Stazione Marittima from 10 December to 16 January. The biennial exhibition, which will contain displays from major science institutions in the region, Italy and neighbouring countries, i...

01 Dec 1999

LUCIO SAFFARO

An exhibition featuring 15 graphics by Lucio Saffaro opened on 26 November at the Centre's Art Gallery, located in the Adriatico Guesthouse. Before the opening, a roundtable discussion by art critics and scientists--among them, GianCarlo Ghirardi, head of ICTP Associates Programme--examined the career of Lucio Sa...

01 Dec 1999

MATH COMMISSION

The 10-person Commission on Development and Exchange (CDE) of the International Mathematical Union (IMU) held a one-day meeting at the ICTP on 6 November to discuss the commission's future directions and goals. CDE is one of three standing commissions of IMU, which is the world's largest organization of professio...

01 Dec 1999

ELETTRA USERS

About 150 physicists and engineers attended the 7th Elettra Users' Meeting that took place in the ICTP Main Lecture Hall on 29-30 November. The program included reports on the status of Elettra's beamlines (whose number will double over the next year from nine to 18), new research projects, and the facility's la...

01 Dec 1999

1999 ICTP PRIZE

Daniel Dominguez, professor of physics at Instituto Balseiro in Bariloche, Argentina, has been awarded the 1999 ICTP Prize. Dominguez has been honoured for his studies of vortex dynamics in superconducting materials and Josephson junction arrays. Dominguez was a post doc at ICTP from 1992 to 1994 and is now an IC...

01 Dec 1999

ENHANCED CO-OPERATION WITH INDIA

On 25 November, a delegation from India's Department of Science and Technology (DST), led by secretary V.S. Ramamurthy, visited ICTP to sign a five-year agreement enhancing India's co-operation with the Centre. The agreement will support 20 study visits of young Indian mathematicians and theoretical physicists ea...

01 Nov 1999

ASTROBIOLOGY IN VENEZUELA

From 29 November to 8 December, the ICTP (with the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology) will organise the Ibero-American School of Astrobiology at the Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela. The school will discuss the transition from inert matter to cellular life, examining the ...

01 Nov 1999

ICTP FASHION STATEMENT

T-shirts, sweatshirts and jackets in a variety of sizes and colours. Umbrellas, key rings and moonbags too. An assortment of items-all graced with the ICTP logo-are now on sale at the reception desks at the Centre's Adriatico and Galileo guesthouses. What's a moonbag, you ask. Now's your chance to find out.

 
 

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