Giocare con la luce

Giovedì 13 dicembre 2012, ore 17.30 
SISSA - Aula 128

Da dicembre il Laboratorio Interdisciplinare per le Scienze Naturali e Umanistiche della SISSA organizza una serie di eventi aperti al pubblico legati al mondo della fotografia, vista come un ponte tra arte e scienza.

Il primo incontro dal titolo "Il mondo della fotografia" si è svolto il 13 dicembre ed è stato tenuto da Andrea Tomicich.

Storia, scienza e comunicazione

La scienza è fatta anche di uomini coraggiosi: Galileo, Giordano Bruno, Cartesio, Bacone, e tutti quelli che come loro hanno combattuto per la diffusione di un sapere pubblico, accessibile e verificabile da tutti, opponendosi spesso alle autorità. La storia della scienza è perciò una chiave per leggere il nostro presente, anche per capire come comunicarla meglio. Di questo si è discusso durante la sessione tematica del Master in Comunicazione della Scienza della SISSA di Trieste, un evento pubblico che ha visto la presenza di esperti internazionali.

A grant to study sense of smell

Studying the molecular mechanisms of olfaction and understanding why certain proteins useful for the tactile system are also found in olfactive neurons. These are the aims of Simone Pifferi, a researcher at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) who has just earned the Marie Curie Career Integration Grant, a European scholarship that will enable him to pursue his studies in Italy.

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).

Happy Birthday SISSA!

March 6, 2013

«Happy Birthday to all the students and to all those who have been working for the School and have given their contribution to our past and present achievements and who will undoubtedly keep on contributing to our future success as well»

The Director, Guido Martinelli

«Tanti auguri a tutti gli studenti e a tutti quelli che lavorano per la Scuola ed hanno contributo ai nostri successi passati e presenti e certamente contribuiranno a quelli futuri»

Il Direttore, Guido Martinelli

Science Writing Workshop

June 26th, 2013 - from 2.00 to 5.00 pm

With this wokshop participants will learn the essentials of communicating complex science concepts through their writing. The course will be conducted by the renowned, award-winning journalist and former Guardian science editor Tim Radford. The workshop is designed for all those interested in becoming a science journalist at the international level. Workshop length is three hours. Maximum course size is 40.

Held on: Wednesday 26 June 2013

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.


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