Since 1986 the Mathematics section at ICTP has played an important role in fostering mathematics research and education in developing countries. Research is carried out in various fields of Mathematics by the permanent staff, postdocs, and graduate students, as well as by scientific visitors from all over the world. 

Typically, the section organizes from 5 to 10 focused activities a year involving an average of 100 participants. These activities are the core of the section's activities and are crucial for disseminating current mathematics knowledge of the highest level as widely as possible.

In addition the Mathematics section, like all the other sections at ICTP, participates in the Diploma program. Since 2011 Diploma students can apply to stay on to work on a PhD in Mathematics in a joint program with SISSA.

The Mathematics section also offers opportunities for postdocs and research fellows; click here for latest announcements.

Once a month, the section organises The Basic Notions Seminar Series to broaden the understanding of some mathematical concepts.


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» Math Associates Seminar: Numerical criteria for the solvability of generalised Monge-Ampere equations on projective manifolds

» Math Associates Seminar: Exotic Spheres and singularities

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» Workshop on Dynamical Systems * CANCELLED * | (smr 3420)

» Workshop on Differential Geometry Week 1 * POSTPONED *| (smr 3431)

» Workshop on Differential Geometry Week 2 | (smr 3503)

» IITB-ICTP-TIFR Workshop on Physics, Geometry and Number Theory * CANCELLED * | (smr 3491)

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Research and Visiting Opportunities

Every year the Mathematics Group offers research opportunities for outstanding mathematicians from developing countries, for short and long-term visits, as well as postdoctoral fellowships, through the Mathematics Research Fellowships programme. A call for postdoctoral fellowships with a starting date of September 2020 is now open. The application deadline is 5 January 2020. Other research and education opportunities in mathematics are available through the ICTP's Postgraduate Diploma Programme as well as its Associateship Scheme.

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