News & Events

Two “under 35” awards go to SISSA

Giovanni Bussi and Paolo Gidoni, a researcher and a PhD student at SISSA respectively, are among the recipients of Premio Città Impresa 2013, a yearly award devoted to "under 35" talents of the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Veneto and Trentino Alto Adige.

A trick to fold proteins more quickly

A team of researchers of the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste and of University of Cambridge have devised a method to reduce the time used to simulate how proteins take on their signature three-dimensional shape.

Such important information to comprehend their function is usually obtained using often very costly experimental techniques.

An agreement for technology transfer

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.

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The Armenise–Harvard Fellowship winners

Two former SISSA students are the recipients of the Armenise-Harvard Fellowship, a prestigious award assigned every year to two young science writers. The award is a confirmation of the top-level science communication courses offered by the School, a pioneer institution in the field. Precisely this year, the School will celebrate the twenty-year anniversary of its Master's Course in Science Communication, the first in Italy.

MAPPE 2013

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.

Chaos and quantum gravity

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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Decoding touch

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.

The Invertebrate Brain

1-13 July 2013

SISSA, Via Bonomea 265 - Trieste 

3rd Neurobiology Summer School

The School focused on understanding the neurobiological basis of behavior in the simple nervous system of the leech, with the aim of teaching:

We, robot

Venerdì 19 aprile, ore 16.15 
Eppinger Caffè – Via Dante, 2/b - Trieste

Scientists illustrate Planck’s Universe

Wednesday April 10th at 11am 
SISSA - Main Lecture Hall

A few days after the publication in the Astronomy & Astrophysics review of the results of the first fifteen months of observation carried out by the Planck satellite, a public conference has been held at SISSA. The scientists of the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste and of INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste (INAF-OATS) have shown and illustrated to the audience the image of the "child" Universe as observed by the instruments onboard the Planck satellite.

The illness within

Monday April 8th at 11.30 am 
SISSA - Lecture Room 128

A special encounter has been held at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste featuring Charles Sabine, journalist and "future" Huntington's chorea patient. Sabine gave the audience his unique personal account and addressed the importance of genetic research in fighting neurodegenerative diseases, the type of research carried out at SISSA. The event was organized by the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Advanced Studies (LISNU) and the PHD course in Structural and Functional Genomics.

La denuncia dei "cervelli rientrati"

28 marzo 2013

Quattordici "cervelli in fuga" rientrati in Italia, fra cui due ricercatori della Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA) di Trieste, hanno inviato una lettera aperta al ministro Francesco Profumo per chiedere razionalità e tempi certi nelle procedure per continuare a fare ricerca nel nostro Paese. I vizi burocratici e la lentezza nei processi di valutazione, infatti, rischiano di lasciarli senza lavoro e costringerli a tornare all'estero.


Two SISSA scientists win HFSP Grant

25 March 2013

Mathew Diamond and Davide Zoccolan, two neuroscientists of the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste, are among the recipients of an important award that will finance an international research project over the next three years.

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CommHERE launches

22 March 2013

HorizonHealth is a new site that illustrates to the press and the public the developments of medical research in Europe. The initiative is promoted by the CommHERE project, in which also the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste is involved.

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Planck's 'child' universe

21 March 2013

The Planck satellite, launched in 2009 by ESA (the European Space Agency) examines the origin of the Universe: after almost three years the data regarding the first fifteen months of observations have finally been published, describing a Universe that is still in its "child" phase. Besides numerous international agencies, also three Trieste institutes take part in the initiative: the International School of Advanced Studies, Osservatorio Astronomico of Trieste (INAF) and Università di Trieste.

Miliardi di terre e neppure un ufo?

22 marzo, ore 16 
NH Hotel - Corso Cavour 7, Trieste

La presenza di vita "estrema" sulla Terra fa pensare che questa possa sopravvivere anche nelle dure condizioni dello spazio interplanetario. Di ricerca di vita extraterrestre si è parlato in una conferenza pubblica organizzata dal Master in comunicazione della Scienza di Trieste, con Mauro Messerotti e Giovanni Caprara.


Can science save the world?

Sergio Doplicher

March 20th at 2.30 pm 

SISSA, Main Lecture Hall

Quantum mechanics has shown to man the limits of rational thought and in the same way as other great scientific revolutions has changed his role within Nature. A theme that has been addressed on March 20th by Sergio Doplicher in a public conference held at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste.


Talassemie: tra storia, scienza e bioetica

18 marzo 2013, ore 17.30 
Sala Baroncini delle Assicurazioni Generali
Via Trento 8, Trieste 

Lunedì 18, Stefano Canali della Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati di Trieste (SISSA) ha presentato un libro che racconta la storia della ricerca scientifica sull'anemia mediterranea e le altre talassemie.

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