Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2021
Monday–Friday, March 15–19, 2021; Virtual; Time Zone: Central Daylight Time, USA
Session M10: Science Diplomacy
11:30 AM–2:30 PM,
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Sponsoring Units: FIP FPS
Chair: Alan Hurd, Los Alamos Natl Lab
Abstract: M10.00001 : John Wheatley Award: ICTP-SAIFR (2021): A South American Center for Theoretical Physics*
11:30 AM–12:06 PM
Over the last 9 years, ICTP-SAIFR has organized over 300 activities for over 6000 graduate students and 3000 researchers. In addition to workshops and programs in all areas of physics, ICTP-SAIFR regularly organizes two-week schools on advanced topics for PhD students from South America with invited international lecturers. Its researchers include P. Vieira (joint faculty with Perimeter Institute and winner of 2020 New Horizons Prize), R. Rosenfeld (president of Brazilian Physical Society), R. Sturani (member of LIGO) and R. Martinez-Garcia (Simons Foundation awardee and coordinator of new six-month training program in quantitative biology funded by private Serrapilheira Institute).
ICTP-SAIFR also organizes outreach activities including workshops for high-school teachers based on online classroom material on modern physics developed by Perimeter Institute and translated and adapted by ICTP-SAIFR. Over 3000 teachers have already participated, and with its recent APS Covid-19 Innovation Fund award, ICTP-SAIFR is now translating this material into Spanish and plans to expand these workshops throughout Latin America.
*FAPESP grant 2016/01343-7, UNESP, ICTP, Serrapilheira Institute, Simons Foundation, Perimeter Institute, APS, private donations.
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