After the Starting Grant received in 2011, Pasquale Calabrese, Professor in statistical physics at the International School for Advanced Studies in Trieste, proves his scientific excellence with the award of a Consolidator Grant. In this way SISSA reaches 21 grants in ten years of activity of the European Research Council - ERC. The project, worth 1.5 million Euros, will last for five years and will start next September.
SISSA’s NeuroMicronica project – winner of the Start Cup 2015 regional award and the PNICube prize and shortlisted for the Start Cup 2015 national award – has received an ERC Proof of Concept Grant, designed to support ERC grantees with the commercial or societal application of the results of their funded research. the new grant, obtained thanks to the collaboration of multidisciplinary groups working at SISSA, adds to the long list of grants awarded to SISSA by the ERC.
The recent round of funding by the European Research Council (ERC) – the prestigious “Advanced Grants” – features the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste among the grant awardees. Michele Fabrizio, SISSA physicist has won a substantial new grant, which will allow him and his group to study “first-order Mott transitions” for the next five years.
L’Accademia dei Lincei, la più antica accademia scientifica al mondo e massima istituzione culturale italiana, ha appena eletto il Direttore e Vicedirettore della SISSA tra i soci corrispondenti. Per la prima volta un riconoscimento così prestigioso è assegnato contemporaneamente alle più alte cariche accademiche della Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati di Trieste.
Helping people waste less food: this is the aim of the project of three former students of the SISSA Master's in Complex Actions, among the ten finalists for the YES 2013 award offered by the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition.
The project, started while attending the Master's course in 2012, proposes a new way of recording and reducing the amount of food that families waste, and is especially aimed at young people (with the collaboration of schools).
A singular boat and team for SISSA, the International School for Advanced Studies of Trieste. Seven students and one professor onboard "Le Renard", an award for the science dissemination activity carried out throughout the year, but also the opportunity to showcase the School's new merchandising.
The award-giving ceremony of the honorary doctorate (PhD) in Theoretical Particle Physics to Peter Higgs, the theorist of the Boson which was named after the scientist himself, has just ended. Higgs was unable to take part in the event due to health problems.
Guido Tonelli, the recipient of the Enrico Fermi 2013 Award assigned by the Italian Physics Society (SIF), in representation of the CMS experiment, and Anna Di Ciaccio, in representation of the Atlas experiment at LHC, collected the awards on Higgs' behalf.
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.