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Presentation of the Summer Entrepreneurship School MARS42

We are glad to introduce you MARS42, our new Summer Entrepreneurship School developed in collaboration with 42 Accelerator, a revolutionary accelerator program for early-stage and game-changing startups.
The purpose of MARS42 is to provide Science PhDs and Post-Docs with the high-technical guidance and multidisciplinary mentorship required for reading Research under a new light. 

Johannes Kepler, a puzzling modernity

On Wednesday 22 March 2017 the historian of physics Anna Maria Lombardi will give a seminar dedicated to the German astronomer Johannes Kepler. Kepler’s laws are encompassed by the laws of classical mechanics established by Newton in 1687. But they were discovered almost 80 years before, in a dramatically different context, in which the German astronomer could rely neither on appropriate maths or physics, nor on what we call nowadays “scientific method”. How could he succeed in finding his astronomical laws?

Beyond excellence

«Leading-edge science can succeed only with the support of small-scale, bottom-up research». World-renowned scientist Giorgio Parisi, at SISSA in Trieste on March 17th to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the European Research Council (ERC), outlines his vision of research policy.

Registration deadline - MARS - 42: Summer Entrepreneurship School

The purpose of MARS42 is to provide Science PhDs and Post-Docs with the high-technical guidance and multidisciplinary mentorship required for reading Research under a new light.
From testing a new business idea to bringing a new disruptive technology to the market, this Summer Entrepreneurship School will teach you how to transform your research into a new venture and communicate yourself and your ideas to the world.

Investigating altruism through virtual reality

A computer-based environment developed with the aim to shed light on the origins of altruism: this is the innovative approach used by a research group at SISSA in collaboration with the University of Udine. This new study - recently published in the journal Neuropsychologia – immersed participants in a virtual environment that reproduced a building on fire which they had to evacuate in a hurry, deciding whether to save their lives or interrupt their escape and help rescue an injured person.

SISSA: attractive and international

Attractive and international: SISSA is swimming against the tide. As emerged in a recent UNESCO report on trends in higher education worldwide, entitled “Towards 2030”, in Italy foreign doctoral students account for just 11% of the total. SISSA is way ahead, pulling in 34% of its PhD students from abroad. And that’s not all. The new government report on Italian academic research quality (VQR) highlights SISSA’s ability to attract internationally acclaimed researchers from the world’s most renowned universities.

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