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23.05.2018 - Natural Sciences Sector

Call for nominations: 2018 Dirac Medal of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)

Deadline: 15 June 2018

ICTP is now accepting nominations for its premier physics prize, the Dirac Medal. First awarded in 1985, the Dirac Medal is given in honour of P.A.M. Dirac, one of the greatest physicists of the 20th century and a staunch friend of the Centre. It is awarded annually on Dirac's birthday, 8 August, to scientists who have made significant contributions to theoretical physics. Past winners include leaders in the field: Edward Witten, Frank Wilczek (who went on to win the Physics Nobel in 2004), and Juan Martín Maldacena (winner of the 2012 Fundamental Physics Prize).

An international committee of distinguished scientists selects the winners from a list of nominated candidates.

Nominations can be submitted online.  Alternatively, you can download the nomination form (Word document) and mail the completed forms to director(at)ictp.it.

The Dirac Medal is not awarded to Nobel Laureates, Fields Medallists, or Wolf Foundation Prize winners, although many Dirac Medallists have proceeded to win these prestigious prizes.

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About ICTP

ICTP, founded by Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam in 1964, is an international research institute for physical and mathematical sciences based in Trieste, Italy, that aims to promote scientific excellence in the developing world. ICTP seeks to accomplish its mandate by providing scientists from developing countries with the continuing education and skills that they need to enjoy long and productive careers. The Centre operates under a tripartite agreement with the Government of Italy, UNESCO and the IAEA.

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