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.


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 delegation of Euro-MEP at SISSA

On Thursday 31 January an international delegation of MEPs of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats visited the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA).

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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An agreement for technology transfer

The International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) has signed a collaboration agreement with some of the most innovative enterprises operating in a totally unique territory. The aim is to provide the projects conceived by the students of the Master in Complex Actions with a faster track to access the market.

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The Invertebrate Brain

1-13 July 2013

SISSA, Via Bonomea 265 - Trieste 

3rd Neurobiology Summer School

The School focused on understanding the neurobiological basis of behavior in the simple nervous system of the leech, with the aim of teaching:

Decoding touch

23 April 2013

With their whiskers rats can detect the texture of objects in the same way as humans do using their fingertips. A study, in which some scientists of SISSA have taken part, shows that it is possible to understand what specific object has been touched by a rat by observing the activation of brain neurons. A further step towards understanding how the brain, also in humans, represents the outside world.

Chaos and quantum gravity

Wednesday 22nd May 
at 5.30pm, Main Lecture Hall

From the chaos theory to the formulation of the theory of quantum gravity, including a revision of quantum mechanics: these were the themes addressed at SISSA on the occasion of the Sciama Lecture, featuring British meteorologist Tim Palmer.

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MAPPE 2013

26 - 28 giugno 2013, SISSA

MAPPE è un evento dedicato alla comunicazione della scienza che si è tenuto dal 26 al 28 giugno alla SISSA di Trieste

È anche un network che riunisce il Laboratorio Interdisciplinare della SISSA, il Master in Giornalismo e comunicazione istituzionale della scienza dell'Università di Ferrara e Fondazione IDIS - Città della Scienza di Napoli.

A trick to fold proteins more quickly

A team of researchers of the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste and of University of Cambridge have devised a method to reduce the time used to simulate how proteins take on their signature three-dimensional shape.

Such important information to comprehend their function is usually obtained using often very costly experimental techniques.


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