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Do black holes have hair?

Black holes may be less simple and "clean" than how the most authoritative theoretical model describes them. This is what a group of researchers based at the International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA), Trieste, and IST, Lisbon, claims in a new article appeared in Physical Review Letters.

According to the scientists' calculations, these celestial bodies may actually have "hair".

The ferromagnetic Kondo effect

A group of physicists that includes scientists of the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste have shown how to obtain a particular case of a physical effect – so far never observed in reality – whose studies have earned a Nobel Prize. The scientists have also observed the response of the material subject to such effect. These observations will provide precious indications to the experimental physicists in order to verify, in the future, their theory.

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

What does your brain tell you?

An exhibition proposed by National Geographic Channel unveil the tricks of our brain and launch the new season of the TV show "Che cosa ti dice il Cervello", (What does your brain tell you?). Among others, also two neuroscientists of the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste as well as SISSA Medialab have collaborated on the exhibition, on display in the Galleria delle Carrozze of Milano Centrale railway station.

The exhibition and the new season of the TV show has been presented by Matteo Bordone and Olga Puccioni at a press conference on 12 September.

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.