I am very passionate about promoting physics research in developing countries.

My activities:

This is why I think its important:

  • We in science are loosing brain power. Developing countries account for 80% of the worlds population but only 28% of the worlds scientists come from these countries. We don’t know where the next Marie Curie or Albert Einstein will come from.
  • It is a fundamental human right to have access to education and to be able to engage in scientific research
  • Sustainable development grows from the ability to cultivate a knowledge-based economy, investment into educational, technological and cultural institutions play a key role. The need to solve environmental and developmental problems requires scientists, furthermore scientific research helps to develop science education at all levels

My institute ICTP‘s part mandate is to foster physics in developing countries and they organise a number of programs for scientists and students.