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Workshop on Advancing Science in Caucasus and Central Asia

Participants hope to promote science and foster scientific interest in the region

22/11/2011 - Trieste

Underlining its commitment to advancing scientific expertise in the developing world, ICTP supported a workshop on advances and perspectives of basic science held at Tbilisi State University, Georgia, from 1-3 November 2011.

The workshop brought together 50 participants, including new and senior researchers and science policy makers from the Caucasus and Central Asian Region.

The broad objectives of the workshop included promoting collaboration between scientists from the region working on advanced international research projects, fostering collaboration between younger scientists, establishing new collaborations with leading research centres within the region and around the world, and establishing new joint educational and research projects.

Workshop participants came from Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan. ICTP was represented by Fernando Quevedo, Director; Seifallah Randjbar-Daemi, Deputy Director; Vladimir Kravtsov, Head Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics; and Joseph Niemela, Head Multidisciplinary Lab.

More details about the workshop can be found on the Tbilisi State University website.