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1 The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) A small place for big challenges and a few dreams

2 “Scientific thought is the common heritage of mankind” Abdus Salam

3 Challenge (1) Global warming

4 Challenge (2) The energy crisis

5 ? 2030

6 Challenge (3) Education for all

7 Global warming Energy crisis Education for all Science

8 Navier-Stokes eqs. F. Giorgi and coworkers, ICTP Challenge (1) Global warming

9 Schroedinger equation ihd  dt = H  Photovoltaics: Mimicking nature Challenge (2) The energy crisis

10 Advanced Education (MSc, PhD, and above) Beijing 2006 Trieste 2004 Abuja 2007 Challenge (3) Education for all

11 Physics World, December 2007

12 Library Guesthouses Lecture Halls Computer labs

13 per year 6191 in 2003 permanent scientists temporary scientific staff: post-docs, staff associates, long-term visitors short-term visitors: associates, guest-scientists participation in conferences, schools and workshops; diploma students research and training coordination mostly research do own or collaborative research, or receive training through participation receive training through schools, conferences, and exchange of information about 125 general staff ICTP is an institution run by a few scientists for the benefit of many

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15 ICTP TWAS Dept. Theo. Phys. SISSA Immaginario Marina, Parco ICGEB ICS INFN INFM U. Trieste The Trieste “system”

16 Too many challenges? Energy Global warming Education Science Africa 2030

17 The end


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