Dušan RepovšFaculty of Mathematics and Physics and Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Mechanics                     Uni...
*January 29, 1926 – November 21, 1996*Pakistani theoretical physicist*Nobel laureate in Physics for his work on the electr...
*founded in 1964 by Abdus Salam*Sponsored by tripartite agreement between Italy, UNESCO and IAEA*ICTP provides scientists ...
*1964 – founded*1966 – first course on theoretical nuclear physics takes place*1970 – UNESCO joins IAEA as full partner*19...
*1987 – High temperature Superconductivity Laboratory established*1988- Salam proposes creation of ICS*1991 – Diploma cour...
*More than 120,000 visits since 1970*184 countries represented*20% of ICTP visiting scientists are women
*Opportunity for talented young science students from developing countries*Goal is to bring best students from some of the...
Specializations:*High Energy Physics (1991)*Condensed Matter Physics (1991)*Mathematics (1992)*Earth System Physics (2006)...
I term:                       II term:*Topology                     *Abstract Algebra*Complex Analysis             *Partia...
I term:                 II term:*Quantum Mechanics      *Statistical Mechanics*Mathematical Methods   *Advanced Quantum*Ma...
*Total number of students since the beginning of the Programme = 662   from 1991-92 to 2010-11 (20 academic years)*Student...
GeneralEarth System     Physics (36) Physics (44)        6%     7%                                High Energy             ...
Female (130)   22%               Male (472)                  78%
Central          Oceania (16)America South        3% Europe (15) (32) America                 3%  5%     (42)          7% ...
*PhDs obtained so far = 265              Mathematics             High Energy                  (85)                Physics ...
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Dušan Repovš, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
How to improve fundamental research in developing countries:
UNESCO diploma program in mathematics and physics at ICTP

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OBC | How to improve fundamental research in developing countries: UNESCO diploma program in mathematics and physics at ICTP

  1. 1. Dušan RepovšFaculty of Mathematics and Physics and Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Mechanics University of Ljubljana, Jadranska 19, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia dusan.repovs@guest.arnes.si | www.fmf.uni-lj.si/~repovs/
  2. 2. *January 29, 1926 – November 21, 1996*Pakistani theoretical physicist*Nobel laureate in Physics for his work on the electroweak unification of the electromagnetic and weak forces*notable achievements: electroweak theory, Pati- Salam model, Magnetic photon, Vector meson, Grand Unified Theory
  3. 3. *founded in 1964 by Abdus Salam*Sponsored by tripartite agreement between Italy, UNESCO and IAEA*ICTP provides scientists from developing countries with the continuing education and skills that they need to enjoy long and productive careers
  4. 4. *1964 – founded*1966 – first course on theoretical nuclear physics takes place*1970 – UNESCO joins IAEA as full partner*1971 – Mathematics added to curriculum*1975 – First course on physics of environment held*1982 – Scientific Council creates ICTP Prize*1982 - First course on biophysics held
  5. 5. *1987 – High temperature Superconductivity Laboratory established*1988- Salam proposes creation of ICS*1991 – Diploma courses in High Energy Physics and Condensed Matter Physics launched*1992 - Diploma courses in Mathematics launched*1996 – Salam dies*2001 – New research activity in Statistical Physics and Complex Systems established*2007 – ICTP holds Africa Day
  6. 6. *More than 120,000 visits since 1970*184 countries represented*20% of ICTP visiting scientists are women
  7. 7. *Opportunity for talented young science students from developing countries*Goal is to bring best students from some of the least developed countries and educate them so they can then compete for admission to the graduate programs in any university in the world
  8. 8. Specializations:*High Energy Physics (1991)*Condensed Matter Physics (1991)*Mathematics (1992)*Earth System Physics (2006)*General Physics (2007)
  9. 9. I term: II term:*Topology *Abstract Algebra*Complex Analysis *Partial Differential*Real Analysis Equations*Differential Geometry *Algebraic Topology*Differential Equations and *Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems Dynamical Systems II*Differential Geometry *Ergodic Theory tutorials *Algebraic Geometry
  10. 10. I term: II term:*Quantum Mechanics *Statistical Mechanics*Mathematical Methods *Advanced Quantum*Mathematical Methods Mechanics tutorials *Solid State Physics*Classical Mechanics *Physics of the Earth System*Advanced Electromagnetism *Statistical Mechanics*Quantum Mechanics tutorials tutorials
  11. 11. *Total number of students since the beginning of the Programme = 662 from 1991-92 to 2010-11 (20 academic years)*Students who obtained the diploma = 602
  12. 12. GeneralEarth System Physics (36) Physics (44) 6% 7% High Energy Physics (180) 30% Mathematics (167) 28% Condensed Matter Physics (175) 29%
  13. 13. Female (130) 22% Male (472) 78%
  14. 14. Central Oceania (16)America South 3% Europe (15) (32) America 3% 5% (42) 7% Africa (260) 43% Asia (237) 39%
  15. 15. *PhDs obtained so far = 265 Mathematics High Energy (85) Physics (91) 32% 34% Condensed Matter Physics (89) 34%

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