News archive 2002

01 Dec 2002

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

ICTP will be closed for the winter break from Friday 20 December until Tuesday 7 January. The next issue of "Highlights" will be published in mid January. ICTP's first activity in 2003 will be the Eleventh International Workshop on Computational Physics and Material Science: Total Energy and Force Methods, w...

01 Dec 2002

TRIESTE SYSTEM ON THE WEB

A booklet on the Trieste System prepared by ICTP and Immaginario Scientifico for the G-77 High-Level Conference on Science and Technology, which was held last October in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is now on the web at http://www.triestesystem.it.

01 Dec 2002

HONOURING NARASIMHAN

ICTP and SISSA are co-organising a Colloquium on Geometry to celebrate the 70th birthday of Mudumbai S. Narasimhan, former head of the ICTP mathematics group and presently a visiting professor at SISSA. The meeting is to take place from 2 to 6 December in the ICTP Main Lecture Hall, where international experts will pr...

01 Dec 2002

NEW MATH HEAD

Le Dung Trang has been appointed the new head of the ICTP Mathematics group. Le, who was born in Viet Nam and educated in France, has served as a professor at the University of Provence, Marseille, France, since 1999. He has also been the director of research at the Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)...

01 Dec 2002

MEETING WITH ANTONIONE

Roberto Antonione, Italy's deputy foreign minister, met with representatives of the Trieste System, including ICTP's acting director Erio Tosatti, on 8 November. At the meeting, which took place at the Centre, Antonione emphasised the important cultural and diplomatic impact that the Trieste System has had on the glob...

01 Dec 2002

ICTP'S NEW DIRECTOR

Katepalli R. Sreenivasan, a world renowned experimental physicist who was born in India and is now a citizen of the United States, has been appointed ICTP director. Walter Erdelen, UNESCO assistant director general for natural sciences, made the announcement at the ICTP Scientific Council meeting in Trieste, on 4 Nove...

01 Nov 2002

UNESCO INITIATIVES

UNESCO will celebrate World Science Day for Peace and Development on 10 November. For additional information, please see www.unesco.org/science/pao/events/wsdpd.htm. ICTP is hosting the WHC/UNF/IUCN (World Heritage Convention/United Nations Foundation/World Conservation Union) Workshop "World Heritage - Partnersh...

01 Nov 2002

RETIREMENTS

Yu Lu, long-time head of the Condensed Matter Physics group who retired from the Centre last year, has returned to his home country of China to join the Institute of Theoretical Physics' Interdisciplinary Centre of Theoretical Studies (ICTS), which is part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. His departure followed a '...

01 Nov 2002

SCANDOLO NEW STAFF MEMBER

Sandro Scandolo is the newest staff member of ICTP's Condensed Matter Physics group. Scandolo received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pisa and his doctorate degree from the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa. He served on the faculty of the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste, a...

 
 

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