Postgraduate Diploma Awards Ceremony
On Wednesday, 27 August 2008, ICTP awarded Diplomas to 43 students who successfully completed their one year of intense study at ICTP. Diplomas were given in Condensed Matter Physics (7), Earth System Physics (9), High Energy Physics (9), Mathematics (8) and Basic Physics (10). Nearly two-thirds of the students from the first four programmes have been accepted for Ph.D. studies in Europe and North America. Most of the students from the Basic Physics Programme will advance to one of the other four specialized Postgraduate Diploma Programmes at ICTP. Diplomas were awarded in a ceremony attended by the lecturers and Programme coordinators, as well as other members of the Centre, and was chaired by the Centre's Director, Professor K.R. Sreenivasan. A new batch of diploma students has begun to arrive at the Centre.