ICTP: Supporting Science in the Balkans

ictpICTP Director and scientists lecture at Balkan Workshop

16/05/2013 – Trieste: ICTP sponsored a recent workshop in Vrnjačka Banja, Serbia that was organized by the Southeastern European Network in Mathematical and Theoretical Physics (SEENET-MTP) Titled Beyond the Standard Models, the workshop aimed at bridging the gap between Southeastern and Western European scientific communities, featuring lectures by prominent physicists including ICTP Director Fernando Quevedo and ICTP research scientist Paolo Creminelli of the High Energy, Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics (HECAP) research section.

The topics covered at the workshop included Theory and (LHC) Phenomenology, Cosmology (Classical and Quantum, Inflation, Dark Matter and Dark Energy), Quantum Gravity and Extra Dimensions, Strings, Noncommutative Models for Planck Scale Physics. More information is available on the BW2013 – Beyond the Standard Models Website. Creminelli, along with ICTP postdoctoral fellow Emilano Sefusatti, lectured on cosmology after Planck. ICTP’s High Energy, Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics research section is a SEENET-MIP partner, and as such has a history of supporting SEENET-MTP activities. Creminelli says that supporting science initiatives in Balkan states fits in perfectly with the ICTP mission.

Full text at the the website of ICTP.