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PRION 2014

On behalf of the PRION 2014 Organizing Committee and the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), we are delighted to invite you to PRION 2014, the world’s largest research congress on prion and protein misfolding diseases. The event will be held in the beautiful city of Trieste, Italy from 26 to 30 May 2014 and will feature PhD student training sessions, workshops and seminars, Poster competitions and scientific talks by the world's most distinguished scholars in the field of prions and prion-like diseases.

Settimana del Cervello: "Ogni giorno vale una vita"

Al Caffe' San Marco si terra' la presentazione del libro: "Ogni giorno vale una vita". Ventisei anni dopo i primi sintomi di Parkinson giovanile "con due elettrodi piantati nel cervello e due batterie sotto la pelle", Lucilla Bossi, ex¬ ballerina della Scala, è "viva, fuori dal letto e in piedi". Presenta la sua autobiografia insieme all’artista Giorgio Macellari, che darà lettura di alcuni brani. Modera Donato Ramani.

Ideas of point

The notion of point goes through the entire history of mathematics, from ancient Greece to our times. It has deep connections with philosophy and with natural sciences (i.e., the concept of point particle in classical mechanics, locality in QFT, the use