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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... 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
Binge eating, as if the impulse of the moment could not be contrasted by a deeper thought, which would lead to maintaining a healthier eating behaviour. The results of a new study conducted by Damiano Terenzi, Raffaella Rumiati and Marilena Aiello... Read more
Man or woman, happy or sad. Sometimes a glance is enough to say it. Yet, the visual process that allows us to recognize the gender or emotional state of a person is very sophisticated. Until recently, only primates were deemed able to perform such complex operations as... Read more


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.

Departments of excellence according to MIUR: clean sweep for SISSA / The Institute’s areas of physics and mathematics will receive funding to consolidate and enhance the best research conducted in Italy
Great success for SISSA (International Advanced Studies Institute) in the selection of the 180 best university departments in Italy which will receive valuable funding to strengthen the quality of research in Italian academia.


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.

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.

Four SISSA projects have been recently awarded MIT-FVG Seed Funds. They will support collaborations and exchanges between faculty, research scientists and students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT and their counterparts at SISSA for the next 20 months.


May 8, 2018 - 16:00 to 17:00
Naftali Tishby of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem will present a novel comprehensive theory of large scale learning with Deep Neural Networks, based on the...
April 12, 2018 - 17:00 to April 19, 2018 - 20:30
The appointment with "Scienza e Virgola" is back. Organized by the Master in Science Communication "Franco Prattico" (MCS), the event will be an opportunity to deepen...
April 4, 2018 - 16:00 to 17:30
A lecture by Karen Vogtmann of Warwick University on the geometrical spaces of finite networks that arise when modeling many phenomena in mathematics and in science....
March 14, 2018 - 18:30 to 20:00
Quantum computing will be the main topic of a public roundtable hosted by ICTP and SISSA on March 14, featuring high level panellists from IBM and Google as well as a...



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