Verità per Giulio Regeni

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.

Marching for Science

Started as a knee-jerk reaction to the new US administration's possible changes in science policy, the March for Science becomes a movement to defend and promote the role of science in society. 
Nowadays many satellite marches in the US and across the world are scheduled for Earth Day, April 22nd, 2017.

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Dr Giovanna Galifi will be present at SISSA on Thursday 27 April 2017. 

To contact her:

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Summer School on Atomistic Simulation Techniques

SISSA invites all undergraduate and graduate students to attend the Summer School on Atomistic Simulation Techniques in Trieste. The school, organized by the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) and CNR-IOM DEMOCRITOS Simulation Centre, will be held from 14 to 30 June 2017. 
In 2017 the School will be entirely focused on quantum mechanics and in particular will be devoted to electronic properties of materials, chemical- and bio-molecules.

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Information propagation and collective swings in biological groups

On April 5th, 4pm - Budinich Hall

The speaker, Irene Giardina  from La Sapienza University (Rome), will present an experimental and theoretical study of collective movements in animal groups. 

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The Geometry and Mechanics of Growing Elastic Sheets

On Thursday 12 April 2017, at 2.30 pm the Mathlab group will hold a seminar on "The Geometry and Mechanics of Growing Elastic Sheets".

During the seminar, Prof Eran Sharon from the Racah Institute of Physics - The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will present experimental methods for the construction of “programmed” responsive sheets, discussing different types of self-shaping principles. In particular, the talk will focus on the connection of the topic to shape selection in chemical and biological systems. 

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In memory of the victims of the bus crash in Spain

Francesca Bonello, Elisa Valent, Valentina Gallo, Elena Maestrini, Lucrezia Borghi, Serena Saracino, Elisa Scarascia Mugnozza. These are the names of the seven Italian Erasmus students who died in the bus crash in Catalonia on 20 March 2016.
The vehicle was part of a convoy of five coaches that were returning to Barcelona from Valencia, where the students had attended the fireworks festival, the well-known Fiesta de las Fallas. The victims were thirteen, including two German girls and one each from Rumenia, Uzbekistan, France and Austria. All were between 19 and 25 years old.

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Quantum technologies and quantum control

The colloquium "Quantum technologies and quantum control" will be held at SISSA on 22 March 2017 at 4.30 pm. Professor Tommaso Calarco, who leads the Integrated Quantum Science and Technology centre at the Ulm and Stuttgart University in Germany, will talk about quantum technologies and their application in futuristic visions. 


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Sissa Open Access Policy

The SISSA Open Access Policy has been approved and here you can find the full text. The Open Access Policy has to be applied to the new institutional "SISSA Digital Library", the open access repository established for the purpose of accommodating the School’s scientific research products through the IRIS - "Institu

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The winner of the "Art of science 2017" is...

Congratulations to the four authors of the paper "Who Activates the Nucleophile in Ribozyme Catalysis? An Answer from the Splicing Mechanism of Group II Introns", published on the Journal of the American Chemical Society. One of the images associated to the paper has been selected during the night in the Biophysical Society competition "Art of Science 2017". 

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Grant for female STEM students

The Soroptimist Club of Trieste offers a grant of 6000 euros to a female student, wishing to follow a STEM course at University of Trieste, during the Academic Year 2017- 2018. The Club encourages an abundant participation to this opportunity. 
You can find more information here
Deadline for applications: 3rd July 2017


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Odour Intensity and Moral Decisions

A SISSA study recently published on Perception shows that even neutral olfactory stimuli affect the processes underlying moral decisions, favouring deontological moral choices. According to the first author Cinzia Cecchetto and her colleagues this effect occurs when a neutral odour is presented below detection threshold, when compared to the same odor perceived either as positive or negative and it is reflected at the level of autonomic responses.

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Academics against immigration executive order

A lot of Scientific Societies and universities have signed a joint letter to take a position against the recent executive order on immigration issued by President Donald Trump on 27 January.
The US President restrictions are already having negative effects on the entry of scientists and students into the United States.

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Solidarity to Mohamed Hassan

SISSA wishes to express its solidarity to Mohamed Hassan, the first executive director of The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in the developing world (TWAS) and now the interim director in the same institution. Prof.

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History, philosophy and social aspects of Parkinson's disease

     To mark the bicentenary of the publication of Parkinson’s groundbreaking essay, Medicina & Storia plans to put together a special section of the journal, edited by the SISSA researcher Stefano Canali, on the historical, philosophical and social aspects related to Parkinson’s disease.


Deadline for contribution submission: May 15, 2017


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ASTROFISICA | Anche gli ammassi di galassie brillano di luce gamma

 18-01-2017 Un nuovo studio sulle mappe ottenute dal satellite Fermi della NASA ha permesso di rivelare, per la prima volta in modo chiaro, l’emissione di raggi gamma associata agli ammassi di galassie. La ricerca ha visto la partecipazione della Sissa, accanto a INAF, INFN, Università di Roma Tre, Torino, Aachen, Manchester e Pechino. 

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Tutta salute, Rai3: intervista a Cristian Micheletti e Antonio Lanza

 12-01-2017 Grazie ai supercomputer è stato possibile capire come si ripiega il DNA all'interno delle cellule. La scoperta è stata presentata oggi su Rai 3 e l'intervista a Cristian Micheletti e Antonio Lanza è visibile al minuto 32.32, cliccando qui

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Symposium on "Physico-Mathematical Methods for Complex Data"

 10-01-2017 “Physico-mathematical methods for complex data”: this is the title of the symposium that will be held at SISSA on 13 January 2017. Riccardo Zecchina of the Politecnico di Torino will open the meeting with a talk on neural networks architectures. Antonietta Mira of the Università della Svizzera Italiana will discuss a methodology for statistical inference in complex models. The symposium will be closed by Yonatan Loewenstein of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, with a talk on the computational modeling of operant learning.



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Start Cup FVG

 03-01-2017 You can now register through the website to Start Cup FVG, the business plan competition open to innovative business project and to start-ups. The deadline is February 28, 2017.

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Premio di Confindustria a una tesi di laurea in matematica UNITS-SISSA

Luca Venturi, che ha conseguito una laurea specialistica in matematica UNITS-SISSA (laurea triennale in matematica presso università degli studi di Pavia), il 21 dicembre 2016 riceverà, presso la sede di Confindustria Pavia, il premio di Laurea per la sua tesi di laurea magistrale discussa all’Università di Trieste il 14 luglio 2016 dal titolo “Weighted reduced order methods for parametrized PDEs in Uncertainty Quantification problems”.




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