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Daniele Agostinelli won the Aimeta "Meccanica dei Materiali" prize for his PhD thesis focused on mathematical models for biological motility Read more
The structure of a biomolecule can reveal much about its functioning and interaction with the surrounding environment. The double-helical structure of DNA and its implications for the processes of transmission of genetic information form an obvious example. In a new study by SISSA... Read more
The pandemic situation we are living in has proved how complex the processes behind science communication are. Therefore, today more than ever, it is crucial to create opportunities for gathering and debate between scholars and professionals in the sector. In this spirit,... Read more


COVID 19: Policies and access at SISSA

The School is starting again part of its activities and a number of procedures have been put in place to guarantee everybody's safety. They are summarised below through some Frequently Asked Questions.

SISSA projects and COVID-19

Since the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic SISSA scientists have been working at different levels to help understanding the virus, finding new therapies and developing strategies to contain its diffusion. Here are some of the ongoing projects.

SISSA Lectures & Colloquia 2020/21

Lectures and Colloquia are ongoing at SISSA despite the limitations due to the pandemic. Here the full list of events planned in 2020 and 2021 is available.


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.

Young scientists from Least Developed Countries who hold an MSc (or higher degree) can visit laboratories located in Trieste, Italy, such as SISSA, for three months to carry out collaborative research projects in Physics, Neuroscience, Mathematics, Science Outreach as well as

On Wednesday 12 May 2021 Nature Portfolio will host a series of brief talks followed by a roundtable on how "Next generation Italia", the government's plan for investing the resources from the European Union's post-pandemic recovery fund, will impact the future of science and

This year the European Research Council (ERC) has reached an important milestone: 10000 top researchers have been given the opportunity to translate their ambitious ideas into concrete research projects thanks to ERC funding. To celebrate this achievement, on 6 May 2021...


June 10, 2021 - 16:00
The next SISSA colloquium will be held Thursday June 10, and will feature Gigliola Staffilani, the Abby Rockefeller Mauze Professor at MIT.  Title: The  Schrödinger...
May 25, 2021 - 16:00
"New Avenues for Cosmology in the New Decade" is the title of the David Spergel's colloquim organized by SISSA. Spergel is the Director of the Center for Computational...
May 13, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00
SISSA Colloquium with Riccardo Sabatini, titled "Towards genome scale drug design" Riccardo Sabatini is a world renown scientist and entrepreneur specialized in...
March 31, 2021 - 11:00
In agenda a talk by Professor Eveline Crone, Vice President of the European Research Council (ERC), entitled "The European Research Council: Crossing Boundaries" and a...

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