SISSA Excellence Grants: a chance for young scientists

SISSA actively promotes and supports talented young researchers and also this year this can be done by SISSA Excellence Grants, grants for post-doctoral research projects awarded to scientists at the beginning of their career, showing talent, initiative and independence.

This € 392,000 financing divided over 3 years will cover two positions. At the end of the project particularly successful researchers could be considered for a permanent position at SISSA.

2011 Dirac Medal Award Ceremony

10 July 2012 @ 14.30 
ICTP Main Lecture Hall 

2011 Dirac Medal Award Ceremony


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Higgs boson conference broadcast live

Wednesday July 4, 2012, 8:45 
SISSA - Lecture Hall 128

Update on the Standard Model Higgs searches in CMS and ATLAS.

2012 DOPAMINET Summer School

July 19-20, 2012 
SISSA, rooms 128-129 

The FP7 DOPAMINET Consortium is pleased to announce the 2012 DOPAMINET Summer School which will take place on 19-20 July 2012 in Trieste at SISSA - International School for Advanced Studies. The theme and focus of the Summer School will be on Dopaminergic Neurons and Parkinson's Disease.


The Summer School goals are:

Geometry, Integrability, Quantization

July 9-12, 2012 
SISSA - room 005

Workshop dedicated to Vladimir Rubtsov on the occasion of his 60th birthday

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WALLONIA-Brussels International Excellence Grants

To keep step with the growing demand for mobility and globalisation, Wallonia-Brussels International (WBI) has set up an excellence grant programme.

The programme awards:
1. Doctoral grants of a minimum duration of 1 year, renewable up to a maximum of three times.
2. Postdoctoral grants of a minimum duration of 1 year, renewable only once.
3. Short doctoral or postdoctoral research grants (of between 1 and 3 months). These are designed to fund research programmes exclusively within the university framework.

FoodCAST seminar

Friday June 15th
SISSA - room 004 

"Which is the food for the XXI Century?"
Prof. Maurizio G. Paoletti, Department of Biology Lab. Agroecology and Ethnobiology Padova University 

PhD Summer Schools at the University of Udine

The Doctorate schools of University of Udine, University of Trieste and SISSA, with the contribution of Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia jointly organize a 3 year cycle of Summer schools for PhD students in the areas of Nanotechnology, Biomedicine, and Bioinformatics.

Participation to the schools is open to all PhD students and free of charge for all PhD students of Regione FVG.
The 2012 Edition of the schools will take place in Udine.

Seminario informativo sulle ultime call ERC

6 luglio 2012 
ore 9.00 
SISSA - Aula Conferenze (128-129)

Seminario ERC
Dott.ssa Manuela Schisani, National Contact Point IDEAS

Il seminario si terrà al mattino mentre nel pomeriggio, a partire dalle 14.30, la relatrice sarà a disposizione per incontri individuali.

Statistical and Biological Physics Seminar

June 14, 2012 @ 15.00 
SISSA Main Building - Room 132 - first floor 

"Modeling financial asset dynamics on the basis of the scaling symmetry. Can the approach be extended to food prices time series?" 
Fulvio Baldovin - Attilio Stella, National Institute for Nuclear Physics, Padova

Workshop on early career decision

June 28-29, 2012 

Workshop on early career decision. 

This training event is open to fourth-year students and postdocs.

The workshop is free but it has a maximum of 30 participants: there are still a few places available. Please note that attendance is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cognitive Modules & Interfaces

"Cognitive Modules & Interfaces" 
September 18th-19th, 2012

Different fields of cognitive sciences - language acquisition, music, mathematics, reasoning, animal communication, pragmatics and social cognition - and their interactions, as well as neuroscience will be the topics of this workshop.



LUCA BONATTI // ICREA and Pompeu Fabra Uni. Barcelona - Spain
At the origin of human rationality: infants' reasoning about future events

DISC1opathies - novel proteinopathies associated to schizophrenia and other chronic mental diseases

June 25, 2012 @ 9.00

SISSA - Ground floor - room 004

Seminar: "DISC1opathies - novel proteinopathies associated to schizophrenia and other chronic mental diseases" 
Dr Carsten KORTH (Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf Medical School)

Allelic targeting and replication interference in TSE infection

June 25, 2012 @ 15.00

SISSA - Ground floor - room 004

Seminar: "Allelic targetting and replication interference in TSE infection" 
Dr Olivier ANDREOLETTI (ENVT Toulouse)

Cooperazione - Nuovi scenari

 31 maggio - 

SISSA - Big Meeting Room - settimo piano

Si terranno il 31 maggio e il 1° giugno 2012, a Trieste, presso la SISSA, il seminario e la riunione primaverile del Comitato CIBER.

Il seminario, dal titolo "Cooperazione - Nuovi scenari", si svolgerà il 31 maggio, dalle 9.30 alle 18.00.

Archivi istituzionali e riviste OA in Italia: a che punto siamo?

30 maggio - 

SISSA - Big Meeting Room - settimo piano

In occasione dell'uscita del volume di Maria Cassella "Open Access e comunicazione scientifica" pubblicato dall'Editrice Bibliografica, la SISSA organizza una tavola rotonda dal titolo "Archivi istituzionali e riviste OA in Italia: a che punto siamo?" il giorno 30 maggio dalle ore 16.30 alle ore 18.30, in collaborazione con l'Università di Trieste e il CASPUR, con il patrocinio dell'AIB Friuli Venezia Giulia.

Joint EPS-SIF International School on Energy 2012

30 July - 4 August 2012

The primary goal of the School will be to present all physics fields with relevance for the technologies of energy production, conversion, transmission and savings. Their potential will be presented but also the need for more research and development to fully unfold it will be indicated. For this purpose, basic lectures and topical seminars will be presented by specialists in their field.

Villa Monastero - Varenna, Lake Como

Marie Curie evaluation process

June 5-6, 2012

The workshop, organized by Welcome Office Friuli Venezia Giulia in cooperation with APRE FVG Trieste Helpdesk, APRE Catania Helpdesk and University of Catania, will present an overview of FP7 Marie Curie Funding, providing training targeted to researchers planning to submit a proposal for individual Fellowship.


AREA Science Park
Congress Centre (C1 Building-Meeting room)
Padriciano 99, 34149 Trieste


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