PM chaired the 30th PRAGATI interaction
02 August 2019 Current Affairs: Atish Dabholkar has been appointed as the new director of Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy. He is a theoretical physicist from India.
Dabholkar will take charge as ICTP director with the rank of Assistant Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). He replaces Fernando Quevedo, who has led the centre since 2009.
Dabholkar is currently the head of ICTP’s high energy, cosmology and astroparticle physics section.In 2014, he joined the centre on secondment from Sorbonne Université and the National Center for Scientific Research, where he has been a research director since 2007.