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Just like in the most sophisticated forms of musical counterpoint, the plot of "Divorare il cielo" unfolds among different voices within a unifying theme: the conflict between desire and self protection. The latest book by Paolo Giordano – teacher of creative writing at SISSA... Read more
SISSA scientists played an important part in winning the Gruber Cosmology Prize 2018, the prestigious award recently assigned to the Planck experiment... Read more
In line with the human and social values that have characterized SISSA from the very beginning, the School organizes a charity dinner for the SISSA people on Friday 25 May. The dinner is part of the celebrations of SISSA 40th Anniversary. Read more
The second edition of MARS42 - Research Beyond Academia is ongoing at SISSA. MARS42 is an Innovation School for Scientific Changemakers that provides Master of Science students, PhD students and Post-Docs with a guidance for reading research... Read more
A study by SISSA shows that, differently from younger individuals, centenarians recognise natural foods more accurately than processed foods, because they have eaten them with greater frequency during their lifetime... Read more
SISSA offers 2 fellowships in the framework of an "Advanced Training Programme" leading to a fast track PhD in connection with the Inter-University Master course in Physics jointly delivered by the Universities of Trieste and Udine ... Read more


Studying biological processes through statistical mechanics / A new course in “Stochastic thermodynamics and thermodynamics of information”

Thanks to the programme for collaborations of excellence, Luca Peliti, formerly professor of statistical mechanics at the University Federico II in Naples, has recently joined SISSA. From 20 April he will be teaching the course “Stochastic thermodynamics and thermodynamics of...

Happy birthday SISSA! / SISSA is getting 40: A message from SISSA Director

The great adventure which led SISSA to become a prestigious international scientific institution began on 6 March 1978 by Presidential Decree. The numerous awards which it continues to win bear witness to its excellence and to the quality of its research and education.

SISSA Colloquia / Eight appointments scheduled in 2018

As part of the celebration of the School’s 40th anniversary, SISSA is planning this year a series of Colloquia with outstanding scientists. These events are intended as a moment of interdisciplinary exchange and a way to reaffirm the sense of belonging to the community.


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.

The presentation of Campus Party will take place at SISSA in Room 004 on 31 March from 2 to 3 pm. SISSA is an official partner of Campus Party initiative.

On Thursday 15 March, world-class researchers in neurodegenerative diseases will share and discuss the latest results on the role of different protein such as Abeta, alpha-synuclein, tau and prion protein in neurodegenerative diseases.

“We are using an experimental approach based on a set of RNA drugs we recently developed in our lab.


May 24, 2018 - 18:00 to 19:00
The latest book by Paolo Giordano – Strega literary award winner in 2008 and teacher of creative writing at SISSA Master’s course in Science Communication "Franco...
May 14, 2018 - 19:30 to May 16, 2018 - 21:30
A new edition of the international science festival that brings some of the most brilliant scientists to the pub to discuss their latest research and findings will take...
May 9, 2018 - 15:00 to 16:00
A dramatic performance on the role of implicit and explicit bias in decision-making and the approaches the community can use to help address such bias, with particular...
May 9, 2018 - 09:00 to 13:00
On its 40th Anniversary, SISSA offers a platform to discuss the current situation as well as the major challenges and advancements related to the condition of women in...

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