Studying the molecular mechanisms of olfaction and understanding why certain proteins useful for the tactile system are also found in olfactive neurons. These are the aims of Simone Pifferi, a researcher at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) who has just earned the Marie Curie Career Integration Grant, a European scholarship that will enable him to pursue his studies in Italy.
Some materials, which have very important electrical properties in electronics, could be replaced by a new organic compound whose processing is simple, economical and respectful of the environment. The discovery has been published in Science magazine and features among its authors two SISSA researchers.
"He landed the job because he has connections." How many times you have heard these words? Now a study confirms what is apparently only a stereotype. The research, published in the Journal of Statistical Physics, which also involves the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste, is entitled, quite eloquently, "The Social Climbing Game".
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On Thursday 31 January an international delegation of MEPs of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats visited the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA).
A few years ago it was found that certain proteins, the prions, when defective are dangerous, as they are involved in neurodegenerative syndromes such as the Creutzfeldt-Jakob and the Alzheimer diseases. But now research is showing their good side, too: when performing well, prions may be crucial in the development of the brain during childhood, as observed by a study carried out by a team of neuroscientists at SISSA which appeared in the Journal of Neuroscience.
June 26th, 2013 - from 2.00 to 5.00 pm
With this wokshop participants will learn the essentials of communicating complex science concepts through their writing. The course will be conducted by the renowned, award-winning journalist and former Guardian science editor Tim Radford. The workshop is designed for all those interested in becoming a science journalist at the international level. Workshop length is three hours. Maximum course size is 40.
Held on: Wednesday 26 June 2013
23 April 2013
With their whiskers rats can detect the texture of objects in the same way as humans do using their fingertips. A study, in which some scientists of SISSA have taken part, shows that it is possible to understand what specific object has been touched by a rat by observing the activation of brain neurons. A further step towards understanding how the brain, also in humans, represents the outside world.
Wednesday 22nd May
at 5.30pm, Main Lecture Hall
From the chaos theory to the formulation of the theory of quantum gravity, including a revision of quantum mechanics: these were the themes addressed at SISSA on the occasion of the Sciama Lecture, featuring British meteorologist Tim Palmer.
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26 - 28 giugno 2013, SISSA
MAPPE è un evento dedicato alla comunicazione della scienza che si è tenuto dal 26 al 28 giugno alla SISSA di Trieste.
È anche un network che riunisce il Laboratorio Interdisciplinare della SISSA, il Master in Giornalismo e comunicazione istituzionale della scienza dell'Università di Ferrara e Fondazione IDIS - Città della Scienza di Napoli.
The International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) has signed a collaboration agreement with some of the most innovative enterprises operating in a totally unique territory. The aim is to provide the projects conceived by the students of the Master in Complex Actions with a faster track to access the market.