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The EuroScience Open Forum, the largest pan-European event focusing on debate at the interface of science, technology, society and politics, will take place in Trieste from 2 to 6 September with a renewed program after the pandemic emergence. SISSA will be present at the forum...   Read more
Since the beginning of the epidemic, SISSA has always strived to keep its students and staff safe and prepared and using all the resources at our disposal. Among these, Immuni, the Italian contact tracing app, is a valuable tool that sadly has not been taken up as much as it should have. Read more
By reconstructing on a small scale the physical processes that take place within ice giant planets, such as Uranus and Neptune, a new method of computer simulation allows to shed light on their present structure and past evolution... Read more
The objective of the survey is to collect and measure subjective perception and awareness regarding  the gender balance in science and technology... Read more
The return to the classroom in the autumn for SISSA after the Coronavirus emergency aims to protect health and greater assistance. Read more
To fight viruses, cells can deploy defence enzymes that progressively destroy viral genome strands starting from one of the two strand ends. However, this degradation mechanism is not effective against epidemic viruses such as Zika. In fact, the defence enzyme jams at precise points... Read more


Access to SISSA in Phase 2

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

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

SISSA is Partner of SAFE (Realtime Damage Manager And Decision Support), a Research and Development project in the field of maritime technologies.

SISSA is proud to announce that the Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN project "Bid4BEST" (Big Data applications for Black Hole Evolution Studies) has received a 3,5 million of Euro funding by the Horizon2020 program of the European Commission.


July 22, 2020 - 16:00
The last fifteen years have witnessed dramatic breakthroughs in machine learning. This progress was crucially driven by engineering advances: greater computing power and...
July 15, 2020 - 16:00
Thermodynamics provides a robust conceptual framework and set of laws that govern the exchange of energy and matter. Although these laws were originally articulated for...
July 2, 2020 - 16:00
A webinar by The Field Medal Winner Alessio Figalli of ETH Zurich, Switzerland. More information is available here.
July 2, 2020 - 14:00
A seminar by Cristina Maria Alberini of New York University. Long-term memory formation and storage are complex and dynamic processes. Alberini's lab is interested in...

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