The goal of IASTC, whose current director is Prof. Nimrod Moiseyev, was to establish a world center at the Technion where theoreticians would exchange ideas, check the status of their field, and discuss what the most important problems in their field are. In order to know what directions of research should be taken and what important open questions should be answered, IASTC also focuses on creating a dialogue between theoreticians and experimentalists. Fruitful dialogues and discussions will lead naturally also to collaboration.
Mini-courses are offered to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, and resources are used to support graduate students and post-doctoral fellows from all over the world to attend, provided they present posters. Through these workshops and winter schools, IASTC hopes to create an impact on tomorrow’s scientists of Israel and other countries.
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Technion researchers play a key role in these activities. Subjects of the workshops and winter schools are chosen from the following: (a) the research topic of one of our faculty members who is a major figure in that particular field; (b) the research topic of one of our young faculty members who wishes to get into this subject of research. Quite naturally, these workshops and winter schools provide a stage for our faculty members to present their scientific achievements and abilities.