News archive 2003

01 Nov 2003

TWAS AT 20

More than 3000 people attended the opening session of the 9th General Conference of the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), held in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on 16 October. China's President, Hu Jintao, addressed the audience, which included representatives from 77 countries. The conference m...

01 Nov 2003

NEW SENIOR ADMINISTRATOR

Dag Harald Johannessen assumed the post of ICTP Senior Administrative Officer on 13 October. Born in Norway and with a master of business administration from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Johannessen has enjoyed a varied career in administration and management. His work includes privat...

01 Oct 2003

TOP TEACHER

Gandham Ramana Rao, principal of University P.G. College in Godavarikhani, Andhra Pradesh, India, was selected the university's top teacher for 2003. The award ceremony took place at the state capital, Hyderabad, on 5 September. Ramana Rao's affiliation with ICTP dates back to 1983 when he participated in the Winter C...

01 Oct 2003

NEW AIMS

ICTP Director K.R. Sreenivasan participated in a roundtable discussion at the opening ceremony of the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), located in the South African coastal resort of Muizenberg near Cape Town. The meeting took place on 18-19 September. AIMS, the brainchild of the world renowned cosmol...

01 Oct 2003

FULL PRESS

The Seventh Conference on Chemical Evolution and the Origin of Life, which took place at ICTP between 15-19 September, received extensive coverage in the Italian press. In addition to numerous articles and programmes in the local print and broadcast media, a feature article on the conference was published in Corriere ...

01 Oct 2003

US RETURNS TO UNESCO

The United States has returned to UNESCO after a 19-year absence. The official announcement marking the US return took place at the opening session of UNESCO's 32nd General Assembly, held at the organisation's headquarters in Paris on 29 September. The number of member states that now belong to UNESCO stands at 190.

01 Sep 2003

VIRTUAL LABORATORY TOOLKIT

UNESCO's Free Software Portal at http://www.unesco.org/webworld/portal_freesoft includes a virtual laboratory toolkit that was developed with the help of ICTP staff member Clement Onime and consulting scientist Enrique Canessa. The kit provides person-to-person and person-to-equipment communication tools to enable sci...

01 Sep 2003

PREPRINTS ARCHIVES

Scanned copies of all ICTP preprints issued from 1964 to 2000 are now available on the ICTP Library's home-page at http://library.ictp.it/. The preprints can be retrieved in PDF format by searching under the author's name and/or title words. The database, which contains more than 6000 documents, also allows users to b...

01 Sep 2003

CONDENSED NOBELIST

Horst L. Störmer, who won the 1998 Nobel prize in physics for his discovery of the fractional quantum Hall effect, delivered the concluding lecture at the Third Stig Lundqvist Conference on Advancing Frontiers of Condensed Matter Physics: Fundamental Interactions and Excitations in Confined Systems. His talk, whi...

 
 

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