Professor Fernando Quevedo appointed as the new Director of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste
Fernando Quevedo, Professor of Theoretical Physics in DAMTP, has been appointed as the new Director of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste. ICTP was founded in 1964 by Abdus Salam (Nobel Laureate) and Centre operates under a tripartite agreement among the Italian Government and two United Nations Agencies, UNESCO and IAEA. Its mission is to foster advanced studies and research, especially in developing countries. While the name of the Centre reflects its beginnings, its activities today encompass most areas of physical sciences including applications. Professor Quevedo will be the fourth Director of ICTP following Abdus Salam, Miguel Virasoro and Katepalli Sreenivasan. Professor Quevedo was born in 1956 in Costa Rica and obtained early education in Guatemala. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1986 under the supervision of Steven Weinberg, and held appointments at many leading institutions across the world before joining DAMTP in 1998.