To celebrate its 12th anniversary and plan its next phase of activities, ICTP-SAIFR is organizing from Feb. 18–20 a symposium of public talks, research seminars and round-table discussions. Everyone is welcome to participate, and most activities will be transmitted online.

Online applications are open for two Simons-FAPESP tenure-track research professor positions (deadline Feb. 29) to begin in 2024.

In October, a Brazilian delegation visited the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, including FAPESP and ICTP-SAIFR directors. The visit celebrated the recent renewal and expansion of the Memorandum of Understanding signed by UNESP with the ICTP.

Nomitations are open until April 30, 2024 for the 2024 ICTP-SAIFR PhD Prize in Classical Gravity and Applications. This prize recognizes doctoral thesis research of outstanding quality and achievement.

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ICTP South American Institute for Fundamental Research

The ICTP South American Institute for Fundamental Research (ICTP-SAIFR) is a South American regional center in the city of São Paulo created in a collaboration of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the Instituto de Fisica Teorica (IFT) of São Paulo State University (UNESP) and the Sao Paulo Research Funding Agency (FAPESP). Its activities include seminars, minicourses, schools and workshops for graduate students and researchers in all areas related to theoretical physics, as well as outreach activities for the general public and for high-school students and teachers. The center has funding for short-term and long-term visitors as well as for postdoctoral and permanent researchers.

São Paulo International Schools on Theoretical Physics

School on Modeling Infectious Disease Dynamics
May 6-12, 2024

III Joint ICTP-SAIFR/ICTP-Trieste Summer School on Particle Physics
June 24 – July 5, 2024

Second School on Dark Matter and Neutrino Detection
July 8-19, 2024

2024 Perimeter-SAIFR-IFT Journeys into Theoretical Physics
July 22-28, 2024

Cosmological History: from Gravitational Waves to Exoplanets
July 29 – August 9, 2024

 School on Water: From the Anomalies to the Biological and Technological Applications
September 2-7, 2024

School on Active Matter
September 30 – October 4, 2024

Second Quantum Computing School
October 7 -18, 2024

School on Few-Body Physics
October 21 – 25, 2024

School on Biological Physics across Scales: Pattern Formation
November 11-22, 2024

Third School on Data Science and Machine Learning
December 2-6, 2024


The Holography of Solitons
March 4-7, 2024

Minicourse on Gravitational Wave Detectors and Sources
April 4-8, 2024

Minicourse on Quantum Computing
April 8-10, 2024

Minicourse on fluid-dynamical models of heavy ion collisions
April 15-16, 2024

Minicourse on perturbative and nonperturbative treatment of quantum gravity problems
May 20-24, 2024

Theory of open quantum systems: fundaments, collisional models, and path integrals
July 1-5, 2024


ICTP-SAIFR 12th Anniversary Symposium: Physics for South America
February 18-20, 2024

2024 ICTP-SAIFR Council Meeting
February 21, 2024

APS/SAIFR Satellite March Meeting
March 5, 2024

APS/SAIFR Satellite April Meeting
April 5, 2024

São Paulo Research Group Meetings in Astro & Cosmo
April 12, 2024

14th International Workshop on Neutrino-Nucleus Interactions (NUINT 2024)
April 15-20, 2024

Workshop on Dynamical Processes on Complex Networks
May 13-17, 2024

São Paulo Meeting on Soft and Biological Matter
May 17, 2024

Bootstrap meets Integrability
June 10-14, 2024

Integrability in Gauge and String Theory (IGST)
June 17-21, 2024

III LASF4RI for HECAP Symposium: Update of the Strategic Plan
August 26-29, 2024

Witnessing Quantum Aspects of Gravity in a Lab
September 23 – 27, 2024

3rd Symposium on Current Topics in Molecular Biophysics (CTMB3)
October 7-9, 2024

Third Brazilian Meeting of Science Communicators
November 15-17, 2024

Program on “Fundamental Physics meets Current and Future Facilities in Cosmology”
December 2-13, 2024


IV Escola de Verão ICTP-SAIFR para Jovens Físicos
January 15-20, 2024

IV Curso de Verão ICTP-SAIFR para Professores de Física de Ensino Médio
January 22-26, 2024

Ciência no Cinema
January – December, 2024

Clube do Livro Sci-SAIFR
February – December, 2024

Minicursos para Estudantes de Ensino Médio
March-December, 2024

Ciclo de Palestras ICTP-SAIFR/Princípia: A Ciência do Cosmos, parte II
March, 2024

ICTP-SAIFR Competition for Young Physicists
July 27, 2024