An ICTP 60th Anniversary Celebration in Paris

UNESCO and its Italian Permanent Representation to host event highlighting ICTP's mission
An ICTP 60th Anniversary Celebration in Paris

ICTP is celebrating its 60th anniversary with an information session entitled Empowering Global Collaboration: Exploring the Significance of ICTP in Advancing Scientific Excellence, that will take place on Wednesday 10 April at 2pm at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

The event was promoted by the Permanent Representation of Italy to UNESCO through a resolution on the Centre's 60th anniversary celebrations approved in March by UNESCO's Executive Council.

The program and full list of speakers are below.

You are all invited to join the event online, by registering at this link:

Event Programme

Nobel Prize Laureate Serge Haroche will reflect on the importance of fundamental research at ICTP in his keynote speech entitled “Reflections about Basic Science on the occasion of ICTP’s 60th anniversary”. Haroche has visited ICTP many times over the years, lecturing at several schools and workshops. 

ICTP students and alumni will also give their testimonials at the event. Among them will be:

  • Nana Ama Klutse Browne (Ghana), climatologist, Head of the Department of Physics at the University of Ghana, Vice Chair of the Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). She also serves as a board member of the UNESCO Basic Sciences Programme, and is a Researcher at the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS).
  • Maha Hsouna (Tunisia), PhD student in the Joint International ICTP/SISSA PhD programme, and 2021 graduate of ICTP's Postgraduate Diploma Programme.
  • Raji Mamade (Ethiopia), PhD student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and 2023 graduate of ICTP's Postgraduate Diploma Programme.
  • Lucía Mariel Arana Peña (Guatemala), medical physicist at the Radiology Department of Tartu University Hospital in Estonia. She is a 2018 graduate of ICTP's Master of Advanced Studies in Medical Physics.
  • Nana Geraldine Cabo Bizet (Cuba), professor at the University of Guanajuato, Mexico; ICTP alumna and current Regular Associate.

A panel discussion led by ICTP Director Dabholkar will explore the impact of ICTP in promoting the advancement of science and research through global scientific collaboration. The panel will include:

  • Marcia Barbosa, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, director, the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and Secretary for Strategic Policies and Programs at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI)
  • Ali Hassanali, ICTP Senior Research Scientist, representing the ICTP-East African Institute for Fundamental Research (ICTP-EAIFR)
  • Moustapha Mouhamed Fall, President of AIMS, Senegal, and ICTP Ramanujan Prize winner
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