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Man or woman, happy or sad. Sometimes a glance is enough to say it. Yet, the visual process that allows us to recognize the gender or emotional state of a person is very sophisticated. Until recently, only primates were deemed able to perform such complex operations as... Read more
Tiny and very promising for possible applications in the field of nanoelectronics: they are the graphene nanoflakes studied by a SISSA’s team... Read more
Marcello Porta, Professor of Mathematical Physics at the University of Tübingen, has recently joined SISSA thanks to the programme for collaborations of excellence for research and education. During this month Porta will be involved in... Read more
A new kind of star comes up from a study by SISSA’s postdoctoral researcher Raúl Carballo-Rubio. In a piece of research recently published in Physical Review Letters... Read more
The great adventure which led SISSA to become a prestigious international scientific institution began on 6th March 1978... Read more


Departments of excellence according to MIUR: clean sweep for SISSA
Great success for SISSA (International Advanced Studies Institute) in the selection of the 180 best university departments in Italy which will receive valuable funding to strengthen the quality of research in Italian academia.
FARE fundings for three SISSA scientists

Time maps, reading patterns, innovative numerical methods in fluidodynamics. These are the topics of the research projects led by Domenica Bueti, Davide Crepaldi and Gianluigi Rozza at SISSA that were just awarded by FARE – Framework per l’Attrazione e il Rafforzamento delle Eccellenze per la Ricerca in Italia.

SISSA and IBM: "The world is our lab"

“The world is our lab” is the title of the seminar held at the International School for Advanced Studies - SISSA of Trieste by Alessandro Curioni, director of IBM Research - Zurich and vice-Chairman of IBM Europe. This recent meeting launched the collaboration between SISSA and IBM.


Giulio Regeni was a scientist like us. We hope his cruel death may serve to focus our attention on the need to respect human rights.

On Thursday 15 March, world-class researchers in neurodegenerative diseases will share and discuss the latest results on the role of different protein such as Abeta, alpha-synuclein, tau and prion protein in neurodegenerative diseases.

“We are using an experimental approach based on a set of RNA drugs we recently developed in our lab.

Four SISSA projects have been recently awarded MIT-FVG Seed Funds. They will support collaborations and exchanges between faculty, research scientists and students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT and their counterparts at SISSA for the next 20 months.


April 12, 2018 - 17:00 to April 19, 2018 - 20:30
The appointment with "Scienza e Virgola" is back. Organized by the Master in Science Communication "Franco Prattico" (MCS), the event will be an opportunity to deepen...
April 4, 2018 - 16:00 to 17:30
A lecture by Karen Vogtmann of Warwick University on the geometrical spaces of finite networks that arise when modeling many phenomena in mathematics and in science....
March 14, 2018 - 18:30 to 20:00
Quantum computing will be the main topic of a public roundtable hosted by ICTP and SISSA on March 14, featuring high level panellists from IBM and Google as well as a...
February 26, 2018 - 13:45 to February 27, 2018 - 12:15
Following the success of the Data Science Proposal for the “Dipartimenti di Eccellenza”, which got funded by MIUR (Ministry of Education, University and Research), SISSA...

PhD students (1978-2016)


PhD Students