News archive 2004

22 Dec 2004

New Templeton Prizes

The John Templeton Foundation, headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, has announced that it will fund five new awards designed to recognize and assist young ’scholar-leaders’ who have vigorously examined the ‘creative interface’ between traditional Islamic culture and modern science. ...

15 Dec 2004

Gabriel Olalere Ajayi (1941-2004)

Gabriel Olalere Ajayi, an ICTP Associate 1992-2004, died on 12 December 2004, in Abuja, Nigeria. He was 63. Ajayi played an essential role in developing ICTP’s activities for the advancement of information and communication technologies in Nigeria and he lectured regularly at the Centre’s annual schools on...

09 Dec 2004

Strings in NYT

A feature article in the New York Times (7 December 2004) has examined the state of string theory 20 years after the concept was first introduced as a theoretical construct depicting the make up of the universe as intertwined strings and not single points. The scientists quoted in the article have been among the most a...

09 Dec 2004

Faheem Hussain Retires

Faheem Hussain, head of ICTP’s Office of External Activities from 1998 to 2004, will retire on 15 December. Born in India and educated in the United Kingdom, Hussain first came to ICTP in June 1970 to attend a summer school in high energy physics. During the 1980s, he became a frequent visitor to the Centre, init...

08 Dec 2004

Canada's Science Advisor Visits Trieste

Arthur J. Carty, the Canadian government’s National Science Advisor, visited Trieste’s scientific institutions on 6 December to discuss possible avenues of international scientific cooperation, especially in nanotechnology. Carty learned about the full range of scientific research in Trieste through a serie...

02 Dec 2004

Minister of Science at ICTP

Pius Yasebasi Ng’wandu, Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education of Tanzania, met with ICTP officials and staff on 30 November. He was accompanied by his Private Secretary, Sylvester A. Matemu. Discussions focused on ways ICTP could be of even greater help to sub-Saharan Africa. The Minister acknowled...

02 Dec 2004

ICTP, Iran Ministry Sign MOU

Jafar Towfighi Darian, Iranian Minister of Science, Research and Technology, visited ICTP on 22 November to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Centre that calls for (1) the creation of two joint postdoctoral positions cosponsored by ICTP and the Ministry in basic physics and mathematics; (2) the expansio...

01 Dec 2004

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

ICTP will be closed for the winter break from Friday 24 December until Friday 7 January. ICTP's first activity in 2005 will be the 12th International Workshop on Computational Physics and Material Science: Total Energy and Force Methods, which will be held from 13 to 15 January. On behalf of the Centre's staff an...

01 Dec 2004

FAHEEM HUSSAIN RETIRES

Faheem Hussain, head of ICTP's Office of External Activities from 1998 to 2004, will retire on 15 December. Born in India and educated in the United Kingdom, Hussain first came to ICTP in June 1970 to attend a summer school in high energy physics. During the 1980s, he became a frequent visitor to the Centre, init...

 
 

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