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EMS Prize awarded to Guido De Philippis

In a packed Auditorium Maximum of the TU Berlin, during the opening of the 7th European Congress of Mathematics, ten EMS Prizes for outstanding young researchers were awarded to:
Marc Braverman (USA), Vincent Calvez (France), Guido De Philipps (Italy), Hugo Duminil-Copin (France), James Maynard (GB), Peter Scholze (Germany), Péter Varjú (Hungary), Thomas Willwacher (CH), Geordie Williamson (Australia), and Sara Zahedi (Sweden).

Fast Track to a PhD

SISSA has just launched a new program for faster access to a PhD in condensed matter physics. The best students will be able to attend lectures at SISSA while still attending their last year of the Master course in Physics at the University of Trieste.

The large-scale stability of chromosomes

A new study led by the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste and published in PLOS Computational Biology adds detail to the theoretical models used in chromatin simulations and demonstrates that even when made up of a mixture of fibres with different properties chromatin does not alter its three-dimensional structure above a certain spatial resolution. This finding points to a need to improve on current techniques for experimental observation, which are characterized by a resolution that is still too low.

Living, transformed… simply food

Despite the central role of food in our lives, research has done little to discover how food concepts are organized in our brain. A review carried out at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste sorts out the knowledge gained so far, relating it to the current theories of semantic categorization. This in-depth analysis provides a useful conceptual framework for future research and for putting the different theories to the test. The paper has just been published in Psychonomic Bulletin Review.