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There is no area in the brain that evolved specifically to subserve reading. However, behind this incredibly sophisticated task, there is a more general and evolutionarily remote mechanism. There is no area in the brain that evolved specifically to subserve reading. However, behind this Read more
The 6th Edition of From Neuron to Brain has been released. Published for the first time by Oxford University Press, the book is a readable, up-to-date companion to undergraduate, graduate, and medical school courses in neuroscience ... Read more
Cancer is often accompanied by horrific pain. Patients can perceive it because of the specific sensory neurons which, among other fibres, infiltrate the tumour area. But what if exploiting this tumour innervation could help treating cancer? This is the main question that Paul Heppenstall Read more
The brain strategy for storing memories may lead to imperfect memories, but in turn, allows it to store more memories, and with less hassle than AI. This is the main evidence from a new study by SISSA scientists... Read more
Two billion years after the Big Bang, the Universe was still very young. However, thousands of huge galaxies, rich in stars and dust, were already formed. An international study, led by SISSA, now explains how this was possible... Read more
A fascinating substance with unique properties, ice has intrigued humans since time immemorial. Unlike most other materials, ice at very low temperature is not as ordered as it could be. A collaboration between SISSA, ICTP and the Institute of Physics Rosario... Read more


COVID 19: access to SISSA and School's activities

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 startup TranSINE Therapeutics is recruiting for a Research Scientist/Senior Scientist: the ideal candidate will undertake laboratory work to generate high-quality data to facilitate the progression of nucleic

SISSA Mathlab and Sauber Motorsport are searching for students from Mathematical Engineering, Mathematics, Data Science and Scientific Computing courses.

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


January 27, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:15
ILAS - SISSA Interdisciplinary Lab for Advanced Studies is pleased to invite you to participate in the series of webinars “Turning Points in the Development of Modern...
December 16, 2020 - 10:30 to 11:30
The Guest lecturer of this edition is Chiara Valerio, author and mathematician that will hold a speech entitled “La testa e la croce, il linguaggio simbolico e la...
December 14, 2020 to December 18, 2020
Five days of seminars addressed to University students interested in mathematical sciences. An event aiming to discover more about SISSA Phd courses and research...
November 26, 2020 to November 28, 2020
SHARPER is back in Trieste with a new online format, with talks, virtual tours, games, artistic performance and a special focus on the 17 objectives of the 2030 Agenda...

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