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The key of the extraordinary functionality of ribonucleic acid, better known as RNA, is a highly flexible and dynamic structure. Yet, the experimental characterisation of its different configurations is rather complex. A study conducted by SISSA and published in Nucleic Acids Research... Read more
Barry C. Barish (Caltech and UC Riverside) will be the featured speaker for the first SISSA Colloquia of the year, focused on the discovery of Gravitational Waves... Read more
Emotions, projects, dreams are at the core of the stories of nine SISSA researchers funded by the European Research Council (ERC), now available on video. Thanks to them and their scientific excellence, SISSA explores... Read more
Dal Maso 65th Birthday Conference
From 27 January to 2 February 2020 an international conference will be held at SISSA to celebrate the occasion of Gianni Dal Maso's 65th Birthday. The workshop will focus on the most recent... Read more
For the eighth year Trieste hosts the local selection of FameLab, the international competition challenging young scientists with the talent of communication to tell in just 3 minutes the object of his or her study, or a scientific topic they are interested in... Read more
SISSA is accepting applications for PhD courses for the academic year 2020/2021. The school will be awarding a total of 63 fellowships across its three major research areas, Mathematics, Neuroscience and Physics.  Read more


SISSA Lectures & Colloquia 2020

A series of Lectures and Colloquia are planned this year at SISSA also thanks to the active participation of its PhD students, who are now represented in the Colloquia Committee...


Since the set up of the European Research Council in 2007, SISSA has secured 23 ERC grants, thus ranking among the top host institutions in Italy, especially with respect to the small faculty size...

Collaborations of excellence

SISSA is proud to support the presence of Italian and foreign scientists of renown scientific and cultural level as well as refugee scientists as visiting professors. Through the programme for collaborations of excellence...


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 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. 

forDoc, Borsa del Placement  - forDOC is the national event that allows you to get in touch with companies interested in recruiting doctoral students and graduates.


February 13, 2020
La sesta edizione della giornata speciale dedicata alle classi quarte e quinte delle scuole superiori si terrà il 13 febbraio 2020. Le prenotazioni si aprono mercoledì...
January 28, 2020 to January 29, 2020
The first Consortium Meeting of the Leonardo project aimed at laying the foundation for the next steps in the development of the new supercomputer that projects Italy...
January 27, 2020 - 18:00
A talk by Nobel Laureate Barry Barish exploring the detection of gravitational waves and the emergence and prospects for this exciting new science.
January 27, 2020 to February 1, 2020
An International Conference to celebrate ​​Gianni Dal Maso's 65th Birthday and an exceptional opportunity to present the state of the art of modern methods in the...

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