News archive 2006

20 Dec 2006

Winter Break

ICTP will be closed for winter break from Saturday, 23 December until Sunday 7 January. The Centre’s first activity in 2007 will be the 13th International Workshop on Computational Physics and Materials Science: Total Energy and Force Methods, which will be held from 11 to 13 January. On behalf of the Centre&#821...

14 Dec 2006

Ramanujan Prize Ceremony

The awards ceremony for the Ramanujan Prize will take place on Monday, 18 December, in ICTP’s Main Lecture Hall. The ceremony will begin at 11.00 a.m. with welcoming remarks by ICTP Director K.R. Sreenivasan. Ragnar Winther, Chairman of the Abel Board, will speak at 11.10. Ramdorai Sujatha, professor of mathemati...

12 Dec 2006

Telemedicine in Malawi

In collaboration with ICTP’s Aeronomy and Radiopropagation Laboratory (ARPL), the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Malawi Polytechnic is developing a pilot project to establish a wireless network for telemedicine. The project will involve four institutions in Malawi: the Malawi Polytechnic, Queen Eliza...

12 Dec 2006

Italian Undersecretary Visits Centre

On 11 December, Senator Milos Budin, Undersecretary, Italian Ministry of International Commerce, visited ICTP. He spoke with ICTP Director, K.R. Sreenivasan, and several other Centre scientists and staff, about potential avenues of cooperation. Meeting with Senator Milos Budin

12 Dec 2006

Public Lecture

“The arithmetic of the electoral reforms” served as the subject of the third public lecture in the series Frontiere jointly organized this year by ICTP, Immaginario Scientifico and the Department of Mathematics and Informatics at the University of Trieste. Marco Li Calzi, professor of mathematics at the Uni...

07 Dec 2006

New ICTP Diploma in Basic Physics

ICTP has announced a new one-year ICTP Diploma Programme in Basic Physics (DBP). The programme is designed to assist young physicists and mathematicians from sub-Saharan Africa who have recently received undergraduate degrees and are interested in pursuing their studies at the graduate level. Applications are now being...

30 Nov 2006

P.K. Shukla Elected to Swedish Academy

Padma Kant Shukla, professor of physics at Ruhr-UniversitÃ¤t Bochum, Germany, and a frequent visitor to ICTP, has been appointed a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in the field of physics. He is being recognized for his world-class research in the areas of collective interactions in complex plasmas and...

23 Nov 2006

Cuban Ambassador and Cousellor Visit ICTP

On 22 November, the Cuban Ambassador to Italy, Rodney Lopez Clemente, and Lourdes Alicia Diaz, Science and Technology Counsellor, visited ICTP Director, K.R. Sreenivasan, to discuss areas of potential cooperation between Cuba’s scientific community and the ICTP. Counsellor Lourdes Alicia Diaz, Ambassador Ro...

21 Nov 2006

In Memory of Abdus Salam

Abdus Salam, founding director of ICTP and Nobel Laureate for Physics 1979, died 10 years ago today. Salam led the Centre from its inception in 1964 until 1994. An article recalling the illustrious life of Abdus Salam and featuring reminiscences from his student and long-time collaborator, Seifallah Randjbar-Daemi, cu...