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TWAS Honours ICTP Director

Fernando Quevedo inducted as Associate Fellow of TWAS

28/11/2011 - Trieste, Italy

ICTP Director Fernando Quevedo was inducted as an Associate Fellow of TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world, at its 22nd General Meeting held in Trieste from 21 to 23 November.

The designation of TWAS Associate Fellow recognizes scientists who have made important, internationally accepted contributions to their fields and to the promotion of science in developing countries.

Quevedo, a Guatemalan national, is a well-known theoretical particle physicist with wide-ranging research interests in string theory, phenomenology and cosmology. He has been awarded the Wolfson Merit Award, a Dotorate Honoris Causa from Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala and Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, a John Solomon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, and the 1998 ICTP Prize in recognition of his important contributions to superstring theory.

Quevedo became director of ICTP in 2009 and is the founder and coordinator of the International Network of Guatemalan Scientists.