There is an ongoing call for apprenticeship for undergraduate and graduate students who want to apply for SanD membership. Please send an email to the program coordinator with the following attachments: (a) letter of intent with statement of purpose, (b) updated CRS printout of grades, and (c) CV. Label your email with the subject SanD application 2014. The deadline for undergraduate applications is 15 August 2014. Graduate students may apply at any time. Additional requirements are:
- Minimum third year standing.
- Must come in for a group interview
(1PM on 18 August 2014).
- Demonstrated ability to pass core courses.
- Schedule an interview with the program coordinator.
SanD and its members have benefited much from the training they received from the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste. SanD was formed in 2003 by Cristine Villagonzalo, who completed the ICTP Diploma Programme in Condensed Matter Physics in 1998. She developed SanD and mentored its students as Program Coordinator from 2003-2013. From 2013, Francis Paraan took over the role of SanD Program Coordinator. He is also an alumnus of the ICTP Diploma Programme in Condensed Matter Physics, graduating in 2008.
CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, held the first CERN Philippines School at the National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman from 31 March to 8 April 2014. The event was organized by Caesar Palisoc of NIP and André David of CERN.
Liknayan is the Filipino word for physics. It is also the name of a little yellow fishing boat in Bantayan Island.