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11 - ICO/ICTP Gallieno Denardo Award for Young Researchers from Developing Countries:

Approved by ICTP, August 1999. New agreement approved by ICO and ICTP, November 2007.

ICO, the International Commission for Optics, and ICTP, the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, have agreed to establish a joint prize, called the ICO/ICTP Award. It is reserved for young researchers from developing countries 1, who conduct their research in a developing country.

The award will be given to scientists less than 40 years old2 who are active in research in Optics and have contributed to the promotion of research activities in Optics in their own or another developing country.

The award consists of the following:

1) The ICO gives a cash amountand a diploma.

2) The ICTP invites the winner to attend a three weeks College4 at Trieste at the next appropriate opportunity, and to give a seminar on his/her work when appropriate. ICTP will pay for travel and living expenses.

The award will be delivered to the winner at Trieste in the presence of representatives of ICO and ICTP.

The award is given to one person every year. The winner is selected on the basis of nominations received by the Award Committee in response to a call published by both ICO and ICTP. The Award Committee consists of four members, of which two are appointed by ICO and two by ICTP for a period of three years. Among the four members, ICO appoints the Committee Chair.

The nominations must be documented by a complete curriculum vitae including a list of publications and selected reprints (no more than three) as well as a complete employment history and a description of the nominee's achievements for the promotion of research activity in developing countries.

Since February 2008 the award has the new definitions as ICO/ICTP Gallieno Denardo Award honouring the memory of the late Prof. Gallieno Denardo.


1Developing Countries are defined by the list of Developing Countries of the United Nations Organisation

2Specifically, the winner must not have reached the age of 40 on December 31st of the year for which the award is given.

3For 2011-2017, the amount is US$1000.

4The ICTP in Trieste organises a Winter College on Optics, or Laser Physics, or Photonics, or Quantum Optics once a year, normally three weeks in February. The Winter Colleges are currently organised in cooperation with the ICO, OSA (Optical Society of America), SPIE and OWLS.

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