Science, Technology and Innovation at ICTP

ICTP’s STI unit finds technological solutions to scientific and societal problems
Science, Technology and Innovation at ICTP

ICTP is widely regarded as an extraordinary environment for advancing knowledge in the physical and mathematical sciences, with a permanent faculty of distinguished scientists who conduct rigorous world-class, curiosity-driven research in frontier and interdisciplinary topics ranging from string theory, cosmology, and black holes to quantum computing, climate science, and quantitative life sciences.

As science evolves to investigate new problems and answer new questions, so has the research carried out at ICTP. Founded by theoretical particle physicist and Nobel Prize Laureate Abdus Salam, over time ICTP has evolved to encompass a wide range of research areas in physics, including applications of science technology.

The Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) unit finds technological solutions to scientific and societal problems that impact humanity, through both in-house laboratory work and collaborations with UN agencies. The unit has a broad scope, encompassing the development of wireless communication and AI on embedded devices; advanced instrumentation for sensors, optics and lasers, nuclear and particle physics applications, and supercomputing; and ionospheric physics, modelling and space weather.

ICTP is glad to release a new video featuring ICTP Senior Research Scientist Marco Zennaro, Head of the STI section, as he presents the topics that researchers in the section explore.

During the whole week of 3 June, ICTP will be sharing content related to the STI section on its website and on social media. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, X and Linkedin to learn more about ICTP’s research sections and explore the fascinating science done at ICTP.




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