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How to be a social climber

"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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A new material for environmentally friendlier electronics

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.

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The “Mente e Cervello” Prize goes to Tim Shallice

Tim Shallice, neuroscientist and professor at Trieste's International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA), was assigned the "Mente e Cervello" Prize, a prestigious award which reconfirms his place of honour among the founding fathers of cognitive neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience.

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Storia, scienza e comunicazione

La scienza è fatta anche di uomini coraggiosi: Galileo, Giordano Bruno, Cartesio, Bacone, e tutti quelli che come loro hanno combattuto per la diffusione di un sapere pubblico, accessibile e verificabile da tutti, opponendosi spesso alle autorità. La storia della scienza è perciò una chiave per leggere il nostro presente, anche per capire come comunicarla meglio. Di questo si è discusso durante la sessione tematica del Master in Comunicazione della Scienza della SISSA di Trieste, un evento pubblico che ha visto la presenza di esperti internazionali.

L’occhio del fotografo

Giovedì 24 gennaio il Laboratorio Interdisciplinare per le Scienze Naturali e Umanistiche della SISSA ha organizzato il secondo degli appuntamenti legati al mondo della fotografia vista come un ponte tra arte e scienza.

Il titolo di questo nuovo incontro, tenuto da Andrea Tomicich: "l'occhio del fotografo".

Giovedì 24 gennaio 2013, ore 17.30 > Aula 128

Giocare con la luce

Giovedì 13 dicembre 2012, ore 17.30 
SISSA - Aula 128

Da dicembre il Laboratorio Interdisciplinare per le Scienze Naturali e Umanistiche della SISSA organizza una serie di eventi aperti al pubblico legati al mondo della fotografia, vista come un ponte tra arte e scienza.

Il primo incontro dal titolo "Il mondo della fotografia" si è svolto il 13 dicembre ed è stato tenuto da Andrea Tomicich.

From Abdus Salam to the Higgs boson

Frank Close

Wednesday 12th December 2012, 11.30 a.m.

SISSA - Main Lecture Hall

The English scientist explained to the public the long path made up of sacrifice, disappointment and discoveries in search for the Higgs boson, from the beginning until now.

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Il "Terra Madre Day" alla SISSA

Lunedì 10 dicembre, ore 17 
SISSA - Aula Magna 

Il 10 dicembre di ogni anno si svolge il Terra Madre Day, la giornata che l'organizzazione di Slow Food dedica a celebrare il cibo locale, equo e sostenibile per tutti.

SISSA per la scuola

Com'è la vita nel campus di una scuola di eccellenza? Come lavorano studenti e scienziati? Quali materie si studiano e come? Tutte queste e molte altre curiosità potranno essere soddisfattedagli studenti che parteciperanno alle visite alla Scuola Superiore di Studi Avanzati di Trieste, che ha appena inaugurato il programma di visite organizzate.

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Comunicare il rischio climatico

23 Novembre 2012, ore 10 
SISSA - Aula 5 

Mentre si moltiplicano gli allarmi meteo in tutta la penisola, le statistiche non ci fanno pensare bene per il futuro a livello globale: mostrano infatti un aumento costantedegli eventi climatici estremi negli ultimi decenni. In questo quadro, il delicato rapporto "triangolare" fra società, scienziati e giornalisti svolge un ruolo cruciale e fa sorgere una domanda: "come si comunicano i dati sul rischio climatico?"

Welcome Day: a chance to get acquainted with the School

On 20th November from 9.30 a.m. the International School for Advanced Studies has inaugurated the "Welcome Day", a chance to meet the scientists and the students at the school.

Special attention has been given to the students: this event has been open to the broad public and was a chance to welcome new students and to give the awards for the best PhD and Master's theses to those who have completed their studies at SISSA. A lecture by Claudio Bartocci (Professor at the University of Genova) on the famous mathematician Henri Poincaré closed this event.

Pull with caution

It's not easy to drive long molecule chains – such as DNA – through a "nanopore" (a pore which is just few millionths of a millimeter wide) because they tend to tangle up.

A simulation carried out by an international group of scientists – among whom are SISSA researchers – has suggested a solution: it's better to "pull" gently without applying too much force, otherwise the molecule could be stopped due to excessive friction. That is an important observation to create innovative DNA sequencing methods.

What if the nanoworld slides

Some researchers at SISSA have published in PNAS a study to better understand sliding friction in nanotribology: a new simulation model opens the way to new research methods, thanks to colloidal crystals.

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A new project for employment of university and PhD graduates

October 26, 2012

Enhancing the creation of spin-offs to favour employment among highly-educated young people, this is the goal of RE-SEED, a project presented today and also promoted by SISSA in Trieste.

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A quiz on food

For nearly one year some researchers of the International School for Advances Studies (SISSA), the University of Milan, Alma Mater Studiorum University in Bologna and the University of Perugia have been working on FoodCAST,a project commissioned and financed by the Lombardy Region, MIPAF and ISMEA, to tackle the complex dynamics of food with an innovative and multidisciplinary approach never tried before. Foodly is a game devised and designed by SISSA Medialab, with the collaboration of SISSA Master’s programme in Complex Actions, to make the public familia

European grants: SISSA at the top of the ranking

In the competitive scenery of European financing, SISSA is at the top of the ranking of the Italian scientific institutions for the ratio between awarded Grants (financing for research) and number of researchers and lecturers.

Where does verbal memory originate from?

October 16, 2012

When do we start learning our first words? According to a new study carried out by the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), the first signs of brain activity linked to linguistic memory can be seen ever since the early days of our lives.

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The sense of "antisense" RNA

October 15, 2012

While studying Parkinson's disease, an international research group led by SISSA scientists in Trieste made a discovery which can improve industrial protein synthesis for therapeutic use. They managed to understand the use of RNA when it is not involved in the protein-coding process: the protein synthesis activity of coding genes can be enhanced, for example, by the activity of the non-coding one called "antisense".

New research to study RNA just about to start

October 10, 2012

The group led by Giovanni Bussi at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste has just received considerable financing to study RNA, a molecule with several functions, important in the biology of the cell. In the project, the method of computer simulations will be used.

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The beauty of the “augmented” man

Maria Chiara Carrozza

October 10, 2012

SISSA - Main Lecture Hall

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