Gadda e il rapporto scienza e letteratura
Giuseppe O. Longo 29 gennaio, ore 18.00 Caffè San Marco Via Cesare Battisti 18, Trieste Giuseppe O. Longo parlerà del rapporto di Carlo Emilio Gadda con la scienza in un incontro pubblico, nell’ambito del ciclo “Scienza, letteratura e impegno civile” organizzato dal Laboratorio...read more
Stuart Firestein: failures are good for science
Stuart Firestein 28 January, 3.00 pm SISSA, “P. Budinich” Main Lecture Hall Via Bonomea 265, Trieste It wasn’t the successes that allowed science to progress. To the contrary, it was the failures that made it so important and influential in human society. This is the view held by Stuart...read more
Timing and rate underlie neural information
The brain’s alphabet is a mix of rate and precise timing of electrical pulses: the observation was made by researchers at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste and the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) of Rovereto, and has been published in the international...read more
In theory, the Milky Way could be a “galactic transport system”
Based on the latest evidence and theories our galaxy could be a huge wormhole (or space-time tunnel, have you seen “Interstellar?”) and, if that were true, it would be “stable and navigable”. This is the hypothesis put forward in a study published in Annals of Physics and conducted with...read more
Minimal mutations stop viruses from packing RNA into capsids
A study, in which the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) collaborated with the Josef Stefan Institute of Ljubljana, analysed how genome mutations of RNA viruses tend to be lethal for these infectious agents. It takes very little to make the RNA too messy and bulky to fit...read more


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