Announcements

Stefano Ruffo is appointed member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the ESI

The Kollegium of the Research Centre Erwin Schroedinger Institute (ESI) at the University of Vienna together with the current chair of the Board Prof. Helge Holden has asked Stefano Ruffo, the SISSA’s Director, to become a member of the Scientific Advisory Board [SAB] of the ESI. Upon his acceptance, the Rektor of ESI, Professor Engl, of the University of Vienna has officially appointed professor Ruffo (officially from January 2016). The Research Centre is succeeding the independent Institute with the same name founded in 1993.

"Dove vanno a finire i ricordi? Risponde lo scienziato"

Nel poetico mondo del film di animazione Inside Out sono palline colorate e svolgono un ruolo fondamentale nella vita della piccola Riley: sono i ricordi, i mattoncini del nostro vissuto, della nostra coscienza, del nostro carattere. Ma che cosa sono veramente i ricordi?

Stefano Fabris wins a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award

Stefano Fabris, from SISSA, has won one of this year’s “Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award”, from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

A Day in Applied Mathematics

To encourage the promotion of applied mathematics and computational science to students, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) supports the activities of local Student Chapters. Currently there are over 150 Chapters worldwide.
In Italy, the PoliMi Student Chapter (involving also Università Statale di Milano and Università Cattolica di Brescia) has been founded in 2012, followed by the SISSA Student Chapter in 2015.

The Lars Onsager Prize goes to two JSTAT Directors

Marc Mezard, Director of the Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, and Riccardo Zecchina, professor at the Politecnico di Torino, respectively Chief Scientific Director and Scientific Director of JSTAT (the SISSA/IOP owned Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment) have won this year’s Lars Onsager Prize, an important international prize that will be assigned during the American Physical Society March Meeting to be held in Baltimore.

UN Women - Comitato Nazionale Italia ONLUS

UN Women - Comitato Nazionale Italia ONLUS, Ente delle Nazioni Unite per la parità di genere e l'empowerment femminile chiede la collaborazione di tutti gli atenei per sostenere la sua attività.

Riccardo Sabatini (ex-SISSA) at Inauguration of TED2016 Dream

Riccardo Sabatini will be one of the speakers during the inaugural evening of TED2016 Dream, the week-long event organized annually in Vancouver by TED- Ideas Worth Spreading, the widely-known conference channel. Sabatini was awarded his doctorate at SISSA in 2012 and is the founder and co-director of Quantum ESPRESSO Foundation, a company responsible for distributing one of the most widely-used software packages for numerical simulation of materials-- SISSA is also a founding member. Sabatini’s talk will focus on the role of numerical simulations in various fields.

Una Mostra e un dibattito SISSA per NERRI a Roma

15-20 febbraio, 2016

MLAC – Museo Laboratorio d’Arte Contemporanea

Sapienza Università di Roma, Palazzo del Rettorato, ROMA

Response and Fluctuations in IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS

Valerio Lucarini
University of Hamburg, Germany
University of Reading, UK

15 February, 2016, 14:30

Central area, 2nd floor, ex-SISSA 

Via Beirut 4, Trieste

Stefano Ruffo is member of the new Board of the SNPD of EPS

Stefano Ruffo, SISSA’s Director, is now part of the newly formed Board of the Statistical & Nonlinear Physics Division (SNPD) of the European Physical Society (EPS).

SISSA (among others) joins RBI in the "RBI-T-WINNING" project

SISSA has secured an European financing of 100.000 Euro for the groups of theoretical physics and astrophysics, by contributing to the successful application for the European/Horizon2020 TWINNING project "RBI-T-WINNING". The whole project, worth 1 million Euro, is based at Rudjer Boskovic Institute (RBI) in Zagreb, Croatia and it involves also the CNRS/University of Paris-Sud Orsay, the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, and the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen. The project is coordinated by prof.

Luca Ponzoni has won a travel grant from The Biophysical Society

Luca Ponzoni, PhD student at SISSA, has won an international travel grant to attend the Biophysical Society’s 60th Annual Meeting. The Biophysical Society has just announced the complete list of winners. The Meeting will take place in Los Angeles, California, February 27-March 2, 2016.

Stefano Liberati member of ISRQI

Stefano Liberati, professor at SISSA where he coordinates the Astroparticle Physics Research Group/PhD, has been elected to council of the International Society for Relativistic Quantum Information (ISRQUI).

SISSA for SCHOOLS - Student Day 2016: tutto esaurito in pochi giorni

Per il secondo anno consecutivo la SISSA organizza la Giornata speciale per le scuole superiori "SISSA for SCHOOLS - Student Day" che si svolgerà il 23 febbraio, dalle 9 alle 13. Le iscrizioni sono state aperte venerdì 11 dicembre e nel giro di meno di una settimana tutti i 500 posti disponibili sono esauriti. Le classi in esubero vengono iscritte in una lista d’attesa.

EUCLID: VIA LIBERA ALLA COSTRUZIONE

Euclid, la missione dell’Agenzia Spaziale Europea dedicata allo studio dell’universo oscuro (in cui è coinvolta anche la SISSA), ha superato la Preliminary Design Review, ovvero la verifica preliminare del progetto: il satellite e la sua strumentazione scientifica possono quindi essere costruiti.

First diplomas for MHPC

December 18, 2015, 9am

SISSA, room 5 (main building)

On december 18, the first theses from the SISSA/ICTP joint Master in High Performance Computing (MHPC) will be discussed. On this occasion the diplomas will be  awarded to the students.

IF challenge: per la creazione e lo sviluppo di start up innovative

Innovation Factory, incubatore certificato di AREA Science Park, ha lanciato IFchallenge, iniziativa che sostiene la creazione e lo sviluppo di start up innovative. Due le linee di intervento a cui poter accedere fino al 15 dicembre 2015:

New ebook on Vision (Davide Zoccolan from SISSA is among the editors)

A new ebook on vision research has just been published by Frontiers Media. The book title is “What Can Simple Brains Teach Us about How Vision Works” and Davide Zoccolan (SISSA) is one of the co-editors of the volume, together with Andrea Benucci (Riken Insitute) and Clay Reid (Harvard Medical School).

You can find the ebook free for download, here

Book’s astract:

Giuseppe Legname e Gabriele Giachin editors of a new book on Prions

Giuseppe Legname and Gabriele Giachin, from SISSA, are the editors of a new important scientific book on prions, with the contributions of the most important international researchers in the field (including Nobel Prize laureate Eric R.

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