The family of Nobel Prize winner Abdus Salam set up the Spirit of Abdus Salam Award in 2014. The award is announced annually on the occasion of the ICTP Salam Distinguished Lectures, held at ICTP during the last week of January to coincide with Abdus Salam's birthday on 29 January.
The Ceremony to honour the recipients of the 2023 Spirit of Abdus Salam Award will take place on Wednesday 13 December 2023 starting at 15.00 hrs in person in the Budinich Lecture Hall on the ICTP Campus. A General Staff Meeting for all ICTP Staff and the Long Service Awards Ceremony will take place prior to the event.
The 2023 Award recipients who will be present on this occasion together with Members of the Salam Family are:
Tino Nyawelo, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA: Nyawelo, an ICTP Postgraduate Diploma Programme graduate (1997-98), drew on his experience as a refugee in his home country of Sudan to create Refugees Exploring the Foundations of Undergraduate Education In Science (REFUGES), a programme that encourages underrepresented students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education at the university level.
Hugo Celso Perez Rojas, Instituto de Cybernetics Mathematics and Physics (ICIMAF), Department of Theoretical Physics, Cuba: Rojas has worked intensely to persuade Cuban policy makers that basic science is by no means a luxury but a crucial need for the development of third-world economies. He has published books and articles about the status and prospect of science in the South and he has successfully imprinted in young researchers an interest in spreading scientific knowledge as an integral part of culture.
Federico Rosei, Institut National Recherche Scientifique, Montréal, Canada: Rosei has shown outstanding international leadership, spanning from research, to education to building capacity and mentoring. His efforts in research, education, capacity building and knowledge dissemination have no disciplinary or geographical borders and go well beyond his own interests and pursuits, consistent with that Salam’s vision and legacy.
Following the event and on this occasion an end of the year reception for ICTP and TWAS will take place to exchange festive greetings.
A more detailed programme outline will be available in due course.
The event will be livestreamed www.ictp.it/livestream