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Enrollments in SISSA’s Master's Course in Science Communication “Franco Prattico” (MCS) are open. It is a training course that offers the best job opportunities in cutting-edge sectors ... Read more
According to new research by SISSA, ICTP and INFN, black holes could be like a hologram, where all the information is amassed in a two-dimensional surface able to reproduce a three-dimensional image. In this way, these cosmic bodies, as affirmed by quantum theories, could be incredibly Read more
Much of what we will be as adults depends on the first years of life, on what we simply observe happening around us and not only on what we are taught explicitly. This also applies to the development of the visual system. This is the conclusion of two SISSA neuroscientists... Read more
A new study sheds light on how the spliceosome works. It is a complex cellular system, composed of proteins and RNA, responsible for a “cutting and sewing” process with which protein synthesis is carried out. Defects in its functioning are involved in more than 200 diseases... Read more
One of the central concerns of computer science is how the resources needed to perform a given computation depend on that computation... Read more
To simulate in a laboratory what happens in particle accelerators has been an ambitious goal in the study of the fundamental forces of nature pursued by high-energy physicists for many years ... Read more


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.

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 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.

JOBfair, organized by SISSA, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa, Scuola Universitaria Superiore IUSS di Pavia, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Scuola IMT Alti Studi di Lucca and GSSI Gran Sasso Science Institute, will take place in Pisa 23 and 24 October 2019. 


June 15, 2020 - 10:00
A seminar by Alberto Lerda of Università del Piemonte Orientale. The discovery of the Higgs boson at LHC and the detection of gravitational waves at LIGO/VIRGO are two...
June 3, 2020 - 16:00
A Webinar Colloquium by David Hilton Wolpert of Santa Fe Institute on the entropic costs of running (loop-free) digital circuits and Turing machines, revealing new,...
May 28, 2020 - 14:30 to 15:30
Which are the possible Carrier Paths for a Ph.D. also beyond academia? What steps a Ph.D. student has to take in order to get in touch with Business jobs? How to train...
May 13, 2020 - 16:00
A webinar by Shivaji Sondhi of Princeton University on a new type of immunity achieved by the contact-tracing protocols. More information are available here.


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