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An epidemic is so dangerous because nothing happens until everything happens. The great wave fed on bodies, growing exponentially doubling after doubling, until in March it became the largest blue mass we’ve seen in decades. As in wartime, there were no more good decisions but only some Read more
From 24 to 26 September Trieste Next and the European Researchers' Night are back. The tenth edition of the Festival of Scientific Research is entitled "TAKE CARE. Science for sustainable wellbeing"... Read more
New research carried out by the SISSA Tactile Perception and Learning Lab, directed by Mathew Diamond, investigates the role of a specific area of the rat brain, the dorsolateral striatum (DLS) in time perception. The report argues that this brain region holds a clock for absolute time, Read more
The course has been designed by Paolo Salucci (SISSA) and financially supported by the EU through a Horizon 2020 Twinnings Grant. The video-lessons are addressed to University/Master/PhD students but also to researchers or teachers... Read more
Uppers, smart drugs, non-invasive stimulation techniques are among the many accessible pharmacological and technological practices that allow healthy individuals to enhance their emotional and cognitive functions. From 4 to 6 october 2021, the School of Neuroethics... Read more
The study, published in Physical Reviews Letters, has involved Cristian Micheletti from SISSA, and Philipp Hauke and Pietro Faccioli from the University of Trento... 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.

SISSA is pleased to announce the eighth edition of the JOBFAIR - The job meeting of the Italian Schools of Excellence - Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati - Trieste; Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna - Pisa, the lead partner of the project;  Scuola Universitaria

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


September 24, 2021 to September 26, 2021
SISSA is taking part in the next edition of Trieste Next and the European Researchers' Night. The School will be part of a joint project with ICTP, INAF and INFN, with...
September 21, 2021 - 11:00
A special seminar with Claudio Pettinari, rector of the University of Camerino, titled  MOFs, metal organic frameworks for next-generation materials,to be held in room...
September 8, 2021 - 21:00 to September 12, 2021 - 21:00
From 8 to 12 September, the Miramare Castle in Trieste and the Fortress of Gradisca will be transformed into exceptional videomapping sets with "LIBRA: una storia futura...
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...



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