From 20 to 24 February 2017 SISSA will host "Trieste Quantum Days 2017", a five day meeting presenting local research activities from the Trieste area (Uni-TS, ICTP, SISSA, CNR) in the mathematics and physics of quantum mechanics. 

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Start Cup FVG 2017

You have time until 10 April 2017 at 12 pm to register for the business plan competition Start Cup FVG.
The initiative is open to everyone: students, graduates, entrepreneurs, natural or legal persons. The prize is 112.00,00 €.

You can register to candidate your innovative business projects through the website 

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Sissa Open Access Policy

The SISSA Open Access Policy has been approved and here you can find the full text. The Open Access Policy has to be applied to the new institutional "SISSA Digital Library", the open access repository established for the purpose of accommodating the School’s scientific research products through the IRIS - "Institu

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Odour Intensity and Moral Decisions

A SISSA study recently published on Perception shows that even neutral olfactory stimuli affect the processes underlying moral decisions, favouring deontological moral choices. According to the first author Cinzia Cecchetto and her colleagues this effect occurs when a neutral odour is presented below detection threshold, when compared to the same odor perceived either as positive or negative and it is reflected at the level of autonomic responses.

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Student day returns!

SISSA Student day is back! Wednesday 8 February will be totally dedicated to youngsters, free to choose whether to visit labs, the exhibition about the story of the Universe located in SISSA 130 metre corridor or attend interactive lessons and seminars. In an informal and pleasant context, curiosity will be the students’ only guide when they explore the 40 planned activities on offer. More than 500 students from high school - coming from Friuli Venezia Giulia and other Italian regions - will participate in the third edition of the event.

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Academics against immigration executive order

A lot of Scientific Societies and universities have signed a joint letter to take a position against the recent executive order on immigration issued by President Donald Trump on 27 January.
The US President restrictions are already having negative effects on the entry of scientists and students into the United States.

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Solidarity to Mohamed Hassan

SISSA wishes to express its solidarity to Mohamed Hassan, the first executive director of The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in the developing world (TWAS) and now the interim director in the same institution. Prof.

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New states of matter

A laser pulse can drive materials towards new states where they acquire proprieties potentially useful for innovative microelectronics applications. This promising scientific area has been investigated by an international team headed by professor Michele Fabrizio from SISSA, Trieste, Italy, and professor Marino Marsi from Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France. The research has just been published in Nature Communications.

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PhD honoris causa to Antonio Damasio: ceremony cancelled

Unfortunately, the PhD honoris causa award ceremony planned for Tuesday 31 January 2017 in SISSA, Trieste, has been cancelled. Antonio Damasio will not be able to attend because of a sudden indisposition.

Purtroppo la cerimonia di assegnazione del PhD honoris causa al neuroscienziato Antonio Damasio, in programma martedì 31 gennaio alle ore 10 alla SISSA, è stata cancellata. Lo studioso non potrà intervenire per un'improvvisa indisposizione.

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History, philosophy and social aspects of Parkinson's disease

     To mark the bicentenary of the publication of Parkinson’s groundbreaking essay, Medicina & Storia plans to put together a special section of the journal, edited by the SISSA researcher Stefano Canali, on the historical, philosophical and social aspects related to Parkinson’s disease.


Deadline for contribution submission: May 15, 2017


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