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New research conducted in the Cognitive Neuroscience group of SISSA shows that a perceptual decision – recognizing an object and taking the appropriate action – is triggered as soon as the brain’s processing networks... Read more
The Master in High Performance Computing (MHPC) is now accepting applications for its 6th Edition (2019-2020), that will start on 9 September 2019 in Trieste. MHPC is hosted and organized by SISSA and ICTP - The “Abdus Salam” International Center for Theoretical Physics, in collaboration Read more
Nanoparticles which thanks to a flash of infrared light are able to release electrical signals or specific active molecules to the nerve cells to which they are attached. This brand new project, coordinated by SISSA professor Laura Ballerini with researcher Denis Scaini... Read more
Gravity is the research focus of Enrico Barausse, physicist and former SISSA PhD student, who has just come back to Trieste with an ERC worth 2 million Euro. The project, entitled “GRavity from Astrophysical to Microscopic Scales - GRAMS” aims ... Read more
The decision-making processes of healthy subjects with sub-clinical psychotic episodes are altered in a way that is similar to what happens in subjects with schizophrenia. This is the key result of a study conducted by the Neuroscience and Society Laboratory... Read more
“The results speak for themselves. That of SISSA in the area of PRIN 2017 funding is a huge success, receiving funding for more than one out of every three projects presented. This percentage of achievement is much higher than the national average". This is how Professor Stefano Ruffo, Read more


Collaborations of excellence

SISSA is proud to support the presence of Italian and foreign scientists of renown scientific and cultural level as well as refugee scientists as visiting professors. Through the programme for collaborations of excellence...


Since the set up of the European Research Council in 2007, SISSA has secured 22 ERC grants, thus ranking among the top host institutions in Italy, especially with respect to the small faculty size...

SISSA Alumni Society

On the occasion of its 40th Anniversary, the School is pleased to announce the foundation of the SISSA Alumni Society. It is open to all former SISSA students who have completed a PhD course, obtained a MPhil degree, or attended a Master’s degree...


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.

With great sadness we announce the passing of Boris Dubrovin, extraordinary mathematical physicist, a great colleague, and friend, after a protracted illness.

SISSA is one of the partners in the project UBE 2 (Underwater Blue Efficiency 2). The project, which started on 1 December 2018, is led by Monte Carlo Yachts S.p.A. Ube 2 is co-founded by Fondo Europeo per lo Sviluppo Regionale.

This selection procedure is now closed. Information about other recruitment opportunities are available here.


May 8, 2019 - 14:30 to 16:30
A new appointment within the Navigando initiative to talk about designing the ship of the future by new emerging technologies, shape optimisation techniques, digital...
April 3, 2019 to April 6, 2019
Scienza e Virgola, the Science and Media Festival is back: books, documentaries, workshops and a theatrical performance to discover Science. The event is organized by...
March 25, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:30
Inauguration of the Trieste Institute for the Theory of Quantum Technologies (TQT) with a special lecture by quantum computing pioneer Ignacio Cirac from the Max-Planck...
March 11, 2019 - 16:30 to March 16, 2019 - 13:00
The global campaign on brain research is back with conferences, round table discussions, science cafés, visits to laboratories and, for the first time, a special radio...



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