ICTP after 45: Science and Development for a Changing World
The event titled “ICTP after 45: Science and Development for a Changing World” which will run from 8 to 10 November 2010 is organized under the high patronage of the President of the Italian Republic.
The International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) has recently passed an important milestone: its 45th anniversary. With its new leadership and in light of rapid economic and technological developments taking place worldwide, ICTP is hosting this high-level gathering of top scientists and policy makers to discuss the implications of global change on science and education in the developing world.
Nobel Prize winners, government ministers, and leaders of development agencies from developed and developing countries will join in an international dialogue that could determine new, effective strategies for scientific research and education. Speakers will include David Gross, Physics Nobel Laureate (2004), and Walter Kohn, Chemistry Nobel Laureate (1998).
Fernando Quevedo, Director, ICTP will open the event. A keynote address will be made on Day 1 by Gretchen Kalonji Assistant Director-General for Natural Science representing the UNESCO Director-General. Engelbert Ruoss, Director of the UNESCO Venice Office, will take part in Day 2 session on “Science in Eastern Europe and the Balkans”chaired by Rexhep Meidani, former President of Albania.
After 45 event, ICTP is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its Dirac Medal. On Wednesday, 10 November, the Centre will host a day-long series of lectures by past and present Medallists, covering a vast range of topics in theoretical physics.