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Supercalcolo: scienza e applicazioni

17 settembre 2014, 11.30-13.00

SISSA, Aula 4, piano terra

Via Bonomea 265, Trieste

Un incontro con esperti di supercalcolo ripercorre la storia e presenta le potenzialità applicative dell’High Performance Computing, dagli albori alle nuove frontiere di questa disciplina, approfondendo il suo uso in vari settori della ricerca. L’evento è organizzato dal Master in Comunicazione della Scienza “Franco Prattico” della SISSA di Trieste in collaborazione con NÒVA-Il Sole24ore, ed è aperto al pubblico.

5th Young Researcher Meeting

14-15 July 2014

SISSA, Room 128-129

Via Bonomea 265, Trieste

It’s an opportunity for young physicists studying and working around the world to meet face-to-face and exchange views in a constructive and informal setting. The fifth edition of the Young Researcher Meeting will be held at SISSA in Trieste on 14-15 July 2014.  The distinctive feature of the event is that it is organized “by young physicists for young physicists” with an informal format that stimulates interchange among the young participants.

All about prions

26 May, 5.30 pm

Revoltella Museum

via Diaz, 27, Trieste

Prion diseases are a class of encephalopathies that have very severe symptoms. The PRION conference, for the past 10 years the main meeting place for the world's leading experts in these neurodegenerative diseases, is being held in Trieste this year.

Amazing crystalline helium

Sébastien Balibar

21 May 2014, 2.30 pm

SISSA – Main Lecture Hall

When looking for an answer to a problem we may come across a very different solution from what we expected and end up discovering new phenomena and expanding scientific knowledge.

That's what happened to Sébastien Balibar, director of research at the Statistical Physics Laboratory of the École Normale Supérieure of Paris, who was looking for a supersolid when he found "giant" plasticity. Balibar will tell us about these discoveries at the next SISSA colloquium, on May 21 at 2.30 pm.

Second thoughts on the second law

Elliot Lieb

June 17, 2014 - 3 pm

SISSA, Main Lecture Hall

Via Bonomea, 265 - Trieste

A public lecture at SISSA provides Elliott Lieb, professor of Mathematics and Physics at Princeton University, the opportunity to review the foundations of the second law of thermodynamics.

This is the physical law which introduces the concept of entropy of the Universe and establishes the direction of the flow of time. Lieb will offer the public his innovative point of view on this fundamental principle.

Bats use maps

Nachum Ulanovsky

March 31, 2014 - 12 am

SISSA, Main Lecture Hall

Via Bonomea, 265 - Trieste

Studying the echolocation mechanisms of bats, scientists have discovered how two- and three-dimensional spatial maps are formed in their brain.

Neanderthal in high definition

Claudio Tuniz

September 18th, 2013 at 4.00 pm

SISSA, Main Lecture Hall

Paleoanthropology in the last years has been going through an exceptional transformation that has allowed to make amazing discoveries (like, for instance, that Homo sapiens and Homo neanderthalensis in ancient times underwent hybridization), and will enable many more in the future.

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