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Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of ICTP

When 2004-10-04 13:20 to
2004-10-05 13:20
Where Trieste
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the 40th Anniversary of the ICTP

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) will be 40 years old in October 2004. The continuing objective of the Centre has been to foster research in basic and applied sciences and disseminate scientific knowledge in frontier areas to all developing countries.

To celebrate the anniversary, ICTP is organising a two-day conference on the 4th and the 5th of October 2004. It is being held under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Italy, Mr. Carlo Azeglio Ciampi. The programme consists of a brief ceremonial part at the beginning of the first day, attended by prominent Italian and international leaders, and a panel discussion towards the end of that day on international cooperation and promotion of science. Aside from these two special events, it will consist of high-level scientific talks, each of about 40 minutes duration. There are about 15 speakers, among whom are several Nobel Laureates. They will speak on the present status and future directions in important areas of science.

Taking as the occasion the 40th anniversary, ICTP has initiated the process of producing a book containing a number of brief and personal two-page accounts by eminent scientists of the 20th century, of what it was about science that captured their imagination as youngsters and kept it alive, and what piece of knowledge they have added to the extraordinary lore of scientific learning. Some 100 scientists, including 25 Nobel Laureates, have contributed to the book. The book will be released during the anniversary meeting.

ICTP 40th Anniversary Conference - Legacy for the Future
4-5 October 2004

4 October 2004
Opening Session
  • K.R. Sreenivasan, Director, Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
  • R. Antonione, Undersecretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italy
  • Video Message, Ko├»chiro Matsuura, Director General, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • W. Erdelen, Assistant Director General, UNESCO
  • Message, Mohammed ElBaradei, Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
  • W. Burkart, Deputy Director General, IAEA
  • R. Illy, President, Regione Friuli-Venezia Giulia
  • N.A. Al-Nasser, Chairman, Group of 77
  • A. Matteoli, Minister of Environment and Land Protection, Italy
  • Medal Awards Ceremony
  • Announcements

Coffee break (*)
Chairman: M. Parrinello

A.H. Zewail
Ultrafast science at new limits
H. Kitano
Robustness as the fundamental organizational principle of biological systems
Chairman: G. Toulouse

P. Dasgupta
Rural poverty in poor countries and the local environment
S. Solomon
Timescales and processes in climate change: Some new directions
R.A. Marcus
The mass-independent oxygen isotope effect in stratospheric ozone and in the earliest solids in the solar system
Coffee break

(*) Note: During the coffee break, a press conference, with A. Matteoli and E. Camargo, President, National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, Brazil, will be held separately. Others may also be included.

Panel on International Cooperation and the Promotion of Science
Chairman: C.N.R. Rao

U. Vattani
(Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italy)
Opening remarks

C.N.R. Rao
Science, knowledge and peace: Other hunger of the majority

A.H. Zewail
Science in the developing world

M. Kleimola
The interaction between industry and scientific research

G.B. Ogunmola
The heritage and the legacy of international collaboration in science: Structure, function and interactions in hemoglobins

Jia-er Chen
Opportunities for doing science in China

J. Palis
Inventing a better future for all countries by strengthening science and technology

L. Stanca
(Minister of Innovation
and Technology, Italy)
Concluding remarks

A few other guests will be invited to speak from the floor. Among them are:

A.M. Khan, Minister of Science and Information and Communication Technology (Bangladesh)

M. Bahran, Advisor for Science and Technology to the President of the Republic of Yemen

R. Gonzalez, Permanent Representative of Chile to the IAEA


5 October 2004
Chairman: V. Keilis-Borok

L. Alvarez-Gaume
Challenges for High Energy Physics
H.K. Moffatt
Vortex interactions and the finite-time singularity problem
W. Kohn
Electronic 'nearsightedness of matter': Concept and quantitative estimates
Coffee break
Chairman: F.K.A. Allotey

J.A. Yorke
Weather prediction from the viewpoint of nonlinear dynamics
M. Parrinello
R.A. Marcus
E. Tosatti
A.H. Zewail

Discussion Session: Role of Dynamics in the Molecular Description of Matter
Remarks by L. Moratti
(Minister of Education, University and Scientific Research, Italy)

Chairman: Riazuddin

T.E. Regge
The very small and the very large structure of the universe
T.V. Ramakrishnan
Strange goings on in manganites: A tale of two states
Coffee break
Chairman: M.S. Narasimhan

N. Cabibbo
J. Nash Jr.
An interesting equation
Closing Session
Chairman: A. Badran

Brief Remarks by:

Jafar Towfighi Darian (Minister of Science, Research and Technology, Iran)
M. Shamsher Ali (Bangladesh)
R. Galvao (Brazil)
S. Wadia (India)
Yu Lu (China)
G.O. Ajayi (Nigeria)
P. Budinich (Italy)
F. Scoccimarro (President of Province of Trieste)
R. Dipiazza (Mayor of Trieste)
C. Moreno (Italy, General Coordinator for the Candidacy of Trieste to EXPO2008)


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