Verità per Giulio Regeni

Giulio Regeni was a scientist like us. We hope his cruel death may serve to focus our attention on the need to respect human rights.

SISSA - official video (full length)

SISSA, the International School for Advanced Studies, was founded in 1978 and is a scientific center of excellence within the national and international academic scene. Located in Italy, in the city of Trieste, it features about 65 professors, approximately a 100 post-docs and 250 PhD students. Situated on the scenic Karst upland, the School is surrounded by a 25 acre park, and offers a stunning view of the Gulf of Trieste.

The three main research areas of SISSA are Physics, Neuroscience and Mathematics.

What is the h-principle?

“Flexible Mathematics, or… what is the h-principle?” is the title of SISSA new colloquium by Stanford University mathematician Yakov Eliashberg. Eliashberg is a world-renowned expert in the area of symplectic and contact topology. He was awarded the Crafoord Prize in Mathematics from the Swedish Academy of Sciences “for the development of contact and symplectic topology and groundbreaking discoveries of rigidity and flexibility phenomena”.  The colloquium will take place at SISSA Main Hall  on Tuesday 17 October starting from 5 p.m. (Image: Wikipedia)

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Third edition of the School in Neuroethics

From 4 to 6 December 2017, a new edition of the School in Neuroethics will take place at SISSA. The training course will be dedicated to “irresistible desires”, with a focus on addiction cravings. During the three-day school, the biological, cognitive and epistemological aspects of this topic will be investigated.

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The seminar on the Marie Sklodowska - Curie Action "Horizon 2020: Le azioni Marie Curie - Focus su Innovative Training Network (ITN)" will be held in SISSA. The seminar will be in Italian.

Deadline registration: 10 October

   READ > the programme [ITA]


The first WIOS2017 will take place Thursday 5 October 5 and Friday 6 October at SISSA. WIOS (Women in olfactory science) is the first international forum to unite women scientists in olfactory science. The forum objective is to strength women role in the development and promotion of their representation among the leaders in the field of the chemical senses. More information here.

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Women in olfaction

WIOS represents the first international forum to unite women scientists in olfactory science with the objective of strengthening their role in the development and promotion of their representation among the leaders in the field of the chemical senses. 


The third edition of the National Conference on the Physics of Matter will take place at ICTP-SISSA Miramare Campus from 1 to 5 October. The Conference is organized by CNISM and CNR with the collaboration of SISSA and ICTP. Conference Chairs will be SISSA director Stefano Ruffo, Corrado Spinella from CNR and Ezio Puppin from CNISM. Topics of the event include Biophysics, Plasma Physics, Superconductivity, Nanotechnologies and Statistical Physics. (Image by Rost-9D, Istock by Getty Images)

For more information: The event website  

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Rett Syndrome: a new therapeutic project

A novel research path for a rare variant of Rett Syndrome might turn into therapy for several other neurological pathologies. This is what is hoped for by the project of the Cerebral Cortex Development Lab of Trieste’s SISSA, recent winner of a funding provided by the Jerome Lejeune Foundation, a French institution engaged, among other things, in supporting research on Rett Syndrome.

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New Glycine polymorph discovered

Glycine is the smallest amino acid. More than a decade ago a new polymorph of glycine was experimentally recorded. The glycine polymorph could not be identified, though, and, up to now, it has been unknown. In a study just published in IUCrJ journal, an international group has solved this 10 year old puzzle.

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