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SISSA e IBM: "The world is our lab"

“The world is our lab”: è questo il titolo del seminario tenuto alla Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati - SISSA di Trieste da Alessandro Curioni, direttore del centro ricerche IBM di Zurigo e vice-Presidente di IBM Europa, in occasione del recente incontro che ha dato il via alla collaborazione tra SISSA e IBM. Alla tavola rotonda organizzata nel corso dell’evento hanno partecipato anche i rappresentanti delle istituzioni scientifiche locali come l’Università di Trieste, Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, Area Science Park, ICTP, OGS Trieste.

Secondo ERC per un ricercatore SISSA

Dopo lo Starting Grant ricevuto nel 2011, il professore di fisica statistica della Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati di Trieste Pasquale Calabrese conferma il suo percorso di eccellenza con l’assegnazione di un Consolidator Grant. Così la SISSA raggiunge la quota di 21 finanziamenti ottenuti nei dieci anni, e poco più, di attività dello European Research Council - ERC. Il progetto da 1,5 milioni di euro durerà 5 anni e partirà a settembre 2018.

Paired mutations to discover the shape of proteins

It is a bit like business partners: if one of the two parties changes strategy – voluntarily or otherwise – to keep the business going, the other  has to adapt in turn. The leap from business ventures to the structure of proteins might seem a little bold. Yet, this concept of “balanced changes” is precisely the guiding principle of an important new study that just appeared in PNAS, the journal of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States.

Studying heat transfer with supercomputers

“Our goal? To radically innovate numerical simulations in the field of thermal transport to take on the great science and technology issues in which this phenomenon is so central. This new study, which has designed a new method with which to analyse heat transfer data more efficiently and accurately, is an important step in this direction”. This is how Stefano Baroni describes this new research performed at Trieste’s SISSA by a group led by him, which has just been published in the Scientific Reports journal.

Trieste for Le Marche

SISSA Club and Trieste Folk are pleased to announce a very special event to support the reconstruction of a cultural center in the areas affected by last fall's earthquake in Central Italy.
There will be a dance workshop, a wonderful aperitif and a night concert.

The appointment is in front of the "P. Budinich" Main Lecture Hall, SISSA, on Saturday, November 25.

The Neurobiology of Beauty

«Today we know that our experience of beauty is linked to the activities of specific parts of the brain, and there is one area located in the emotional brain activity in which always correlates with the experience of beauty. Those who speak of reductionism or simply ignore this evidence, thinking that beauty is a matter only for philosophers, connoisseurs and art historians are committing a serious mistake». 

Designing the university of the future

They come from the best scientific institutes in the world: Oxford University, America’s Princeton, Geneva’s CERN and Germany’s Max Planck. These are the members of ISAC, the International Scientific Advisory Committee, a pool of international revisers gathering world famous scientists will be spending three days at Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA). From 20th to 22nd November they will attend presentations, take part in meetings and debates and explore the institute’s research and organisation. What is their goal?