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FINCANTIERI Project - Call for admission

In the framework of the agreement signed with Fincantieri SpA, SISSA announces a selection for the conferment of a fellowship to follow a PhD course. The title of the project is “Parametric structural design of cruise ships with the application of reduced order methods for computational efficiency”.

The investigation will focus on improving the tools calculating the optimal dimensions of the internal parts of cruise ships manufactured by the company.

Call for MIT-FVG projects

The MIT-FVG Project, supporting collaborations between MIT faculty and research scientists at MIT and their counterparts at SISSA, as well as at the University of Udine and at the University of Trieste is open for its second call.
It was launched in summer 2017 for the first time with funding provided by the Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia, now recently renewed (July 13, 2018).
The maximum award is $25,000.

ELECTROLUX PROJECT - Call for admission

The Research Hub by Electrolux Professional offers a 3-year scholarship at SISSA for a doctoral student placement in Electrolux Professional’s Global R&D. The research will be carried out in the frame of the project “Artificial Intelligence Solutions for Performance Enhancement of Professional Food Service Appliances”. The investigation will focus on mathematical modeling, numerical methods and scientific computing as data analysis tools for the development of the next generation Company’s products.

SIAM SISSA Colloquia 2018

On Thursday 5 July 5 2018, the SIAM SISSA Colloquia 2018 will take place at SISSA room 128, starting from 5 pm.

The scheduled speakers are Professor Jacopo Stoppa with a talk entitled "Recent advances in complex differential geometry" and Prof. Nicola Gigli who will discuss "Spaces with Ricci curvature bounded from below: state of the art and future challanges".

More information and detailed programme here.

The valorisation of public research in Italy: numbers, examples, proposals

Andrea Piccaluga, Professor of Management Innovation and Director of the Institute  of Management at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, will give a seminar entitiled "The valorisation of public research in Italy: numbers, examples, proposals” on 30 May 2018. Prof. Piccaluga is also the President of Netval, the Italian Network of University Technology Transfer Offices.

Introducing Campus party 2018!

The presentation of Campus Party will take place at SISSA in Room 004 on 31 May from 2 to 3 pm. SISSA is an official partner of Campus Party initiative. Thanks to this partnership, all SISSA students and research contract holders will have the chance to participate for free in the second edition of the world's largest international event on innovation and creativity, on 18-22 July in Milan.

RNA-based drugs to help against Dravet Syndrome. New funding for Prof. Mallamaci’s lab

“We are using an experimental approach based on a set of RNA drugs we recently developed in our lab. The aim of this new project is to cast light on specific aspects of this method which still need to be clarified, along a pathway which – in the future – might turn this approach into a cure for patients suffering from Dravet Syndrome”.

WIOS2017 at SISSA

The first WIOS2017 will take place Thursday 5 October 5 and Friday 6 October at SISSA. WIOS (Women in olfactory science) is the first international forum to unite women scientists in olfactory science. The forum objective is to strength women role in the development and promotion of their representation among the leaders in the field of the chemical senses. More information here.

SISSA is partner of PRELICA project

In order to improve both on-board comfort and the environmental impact during navigation, the European Regional Development Fund co-finances the project PRELICA (Advanced methodologies for hydro-acoustic design of naval propulsion). 
SISSA is one of the PRELICA project partners. Mathlab research group will contribute to the formulation of accurate predictions of the hydro-acoustic emissions of the propeller. 

The PRELICA project has been started on 1 May 2017 and will last 21 months.

What happens when people hear voices that others don’t

People who hear voices — both with and without a diagnosed psychotic illness — are more sensitive than other subjects to a 125-year-old experiment designed to induce hallucinations. And the subjects’ ability to learn that these hallucinations were not real may help pinpoint those in need of psychiatric treatment, suggests a new Yale-led study published Aug. 11 in the journal Science. The research has been carried out by Philip Corlett and Al Powers, Yale University, and Chris Mathys, SISSA.

People with autism are less surprised by the unexpected

Dr Rebecca Lawson and Professor Geraint Rees from UCL Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, and Dr Christoph Mathys from SISSA found that adults with autism were less surprised by unexpected images in a simple learning task than adults without autism, and those who were the least surprised had the most pronounced symptoms. The results suggests that differences in how people with autism build visual expectations may link to social difficulties. The study shed new light on our understanding of how people with autism see the world differently.