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Guided tours at SISSA: a great success

The time of the year devoted to guided tours at SISSA of Trieste involving students has just ended. The initiative has been a great success: bookings were "sold out" almost from the very start and the schools that took part in the initiative expressed great satisfaction.

The involvement of students and post-doc fellows at SISSA has been a key factor, as they all participated enthusiastically as "hosts" and guides. This is the first time that SISSA experiments with this new formula that will be definitely repeated next season

Una scuola estiva di neuroetica

16-19 settembre 2013 - SISSA

Un campo di studi nuovo e vitale, la neuroetica sta attirando l'attenzione della comunità scientifica e dell'opinione pubblica. La Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA) di Trieste organizza una scuola estiva, aperta a 15 studenti, per stimolare la formazione e la ricerca in questa nuova area interdisciplinare. La scuola si terrà dal 15 al 19 settembre 2013. Le iscrizioni si chiudono il 29 luglio.

Web e medicina

Venerdì 21 giugno, ore 17.00

La medicina ai tempi di internet: i nuovi modi di fare diagnosi, il monitoraggio delle malattie online, la condivisione dei propri dati e la ricerca di una cura sul web. In un incontro organizzato dagli studenti del Master in Comunicazione della scienza della SISSA di Trieste, si è cercato di capire, con l'aiuto di alcuni esperti, come sta cambiando la medicina nell'era digitale.

Venerdì 21 giugno, ore 17.00

Terrazza dell'Ostello

Ferruccio De Bortoli alla SISSA

Con il conferimento del titolo di master honoris causa a Ferruccio De Bortoli si chiude l'evento MAPPE della SISSA. Il direttore de "Il Corriere della Sera" ha tenuto in questa occasione una lectio magistralis in cui ha raccontato la sua esperienza come giornalista e direttore di una importante testata nazionale, e ha spiegato il ruolo cruciale di una corretta informazione scientifica.

Culture and rationality against fear

July 19th at 4.00 pm

SISSA, Main Lecture Hall (Aula Magna)

What happens in our brain when we meet someone from a different ethnic group? Is it possible to fight racism employing scientific knowledge? Elisabeth Phelps, a researcher at New York University, on Friday 19 July has held a public conference titled "Neuroscience of racism."

SISSA: ok all’accordo delle università regionali

La Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA) aderisce all'accordo di programma fra gli atenei del Friuli Venezia Giulia già siglato da Udine e Trieste.

Guido Martinelli Direttore della SISSA e i Rettori dell'Università di Trieste e dell'Università di Udine firmeranno l'estensione dell'importante accordo lunedì 15 luglio alle 15.30 presso la sede della Scuola.

The order of words

There are words that convey a meaning, like verbs, nouns or adjectives, and others, like articles or conjunctions that sustain them, providing a structure for the sentence. A few years ago some scientists of the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste, together with collaborators from other Universities, showed that the order of the two categories of words within a sentence is important for language acquisition in infants already in their first year of life.

Molecules as circuits

The progressive miniaturization of electronic devices requires the creation of increasingly small circuits. With traditional technology, this miniaturization is hampered by the limits imposed by physics, but some have thought of using molecules as circuits.

If molecules are to be able to do this efficiently, they need to improve their poor conduction ability. In a study published in PNAS, a team of researchers featuring Ryan Requist, Erio Tosatti and Michele Fabrizio of SISSA shows how the Kondo effect can improve the conductivity of some magnetic molecules.

3D printing and “mechatronics” at SISSA

The arrival of a new 3D printer marks the start of a "mechatronic" age at SISSA. The new laboratory will enable SISSA investigators to be increasingly self-sufficient in designing and constructing the experimental setups and machinery needed for their studies.

Thanks to sophisticated equipment, including a new-generation 3D printer, and to the laboratory's expertise, scientists will no longer have to adapt their research to the constraints of existing technology but will be able to work more creatively, developing technology that fits the needs of scientific investigation.

Emotions in Parkinson’s disease

A study conducted with the collaboration of the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste investigates the origins of the difficulty recognizing certain emotions that affects patients with Parkinson's disease. Is this impairment caused by the disease itself or is it in part the consequence of a widely used treatment (deep brain stimulation)?

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