02.08.2012 - UNESCO Office in Venice

Mathematical physics and science policy on the fall agenda in Romania

Copyright ©M. Levam - University of Craiova, Romania

The joint meeting on Mathematical Physics and Science Policy is organized on 19-22 September 2012 in Craiova, Romania, by the Southeastern European Network in Mathematical and Theoretical Physics (SEENET MTP) and the Department of Physics of the University of Craiova, Romania, with the support of the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe in Venice (Italy). The main aim is to enforce the connections already established among scientists, higher education and research institutions from the South Eastern European countries and to promote excellence in the field of Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. National strategies for scientific development and scientific cooperation in the region will be also addressed.

The programme includes the 8th Workshop “Quantum Field Theory and Hamiltonian Systems”. Over 40 senior and young researchers, M.A. and Ph.D. students will meet in a recognized scientific event in Mathematical and Theoretical Physics. Among the scientists invited to give presentations are: Lars Brink (Sweden), Marc Henneaux and Glenn Barnich (Belgium), Xavier Bekaert (France), Yurii Sitenko (Ukraine), Argyris Nikolaidis (Greece), Boyka Aneva (Bulgaria), Branko Dragovich (Serbia) and Mihai Visinescu (Romania).

The workshop will also include a ceremony to confer the title of Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Craiova to Prof. Lars Brink - Chalmers University (Sweden), member of the Nobel Committee for Physics.

During the “Roundtable on Science Policy in South-East European countries” (4th meeting “Science and Society”), international experts, SEENET-MTP members and a UNESCO representative will discuss how to further improve the database of the SEE Institutions in Physics and Mathematics and how it could be extended to a platform for Science and Education Policy in South East Europe. A final document containing recommendations for the main SEE stakeholders in science, technology and innovation is expected to be released at the end of the roundtable.

Download the First Announcement.

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