On Wednesday 18 January 2017, Elena Castellani, science philosopher and writer of the University of Florence, will give a seminar on the historical and philosophical aspects of symmetries in physics. The talk will present the historical roots of the concept of symmetry and, then, will provide an overview of the intellectual debate on this topic. It will highlight how the issues discussed relate to more traditional themes in the philosophy of science, such as the status of the laws of nature and, more generally, the relationships between mathematics, physical theory and the world.
Famelab is back on stage! Famelab is the international competition that challenges young scientists with a flair for communication to tell in just 3 minutes the object of their study, or a fascinating scientific topic. SISSA is one of the partners of the Trieste edition, that will take place on Wednesday 22 February 2017 at the Miela theatre from 9 a.m.. Famelab Trieste is organized by Science Centre Immaginario Scientifico in collaboration with AREA Science Park, Comune di Trieste, Università degli Studi di Trieste e Università degli Studi di Udine.
12-01-2017 Grazie ai supercomputer è stato possibile capire come si ripiega il DNA all'interno delle cellule. La scoperta è stata presentata oggi su Rai 3 e l'intervista a Cristian Micheletti e Antonio Lanza è visibile al minuto 32.32, cliccando qui
Giornata dedicata a 500 studenti degli ultimi due anni delle scuole superiori, che visiteranno la Sissa per conoscerne più da vicino le attività.
The PhD honoris causa award ceremony, planned for today 31 January 2017 in SISSA, Trieste, has been cancelled. Antonio Damasio will not be able to attend because of an unexpected indisposition.
Elena Castellani (Florence University) will hold a conference about the crucial role of the "simmetry" concept in the scientific thinking development.
Our nose abilities are greater than we expected. In fact, our olfactory system allows us to distinguish two wines differing for grape variety and, even, for production geographical area, a feature defined terroir by experts. This is the evidence emerged from a new research, published in the journal Food quality and preference, carried out at SISSA by Francesco Foroni, now at the Australian Catholic University, together with other scientists led by SISSA neuroscientist Raffaella Rumiati and the collaboration of the University of Padua.
10-01-2017 “Physico-mathematical methods for complex data”: this is the title of the symposium that will be held at SISSA on 13 January 2017. Riccardo Zecchina of the Politecnico di Torino will open the meeting with a talk on neural networks architectures. Antonietta Mira of the Università della Svizzera Italiana will discuss a methodology for statistical inference in complex models. The symposium will be closed by Yonatan Loewenstein of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, with a talk on the computational modeling of operant learning.
SISSA is hosting the first of a series of meetings to discuss potential scenarios. To talk about the advancements and perspectives of this area, some of the top scientists in the field will be meeting on 10 and 11 January 2017