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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Thursday 15 March, world-class researchers in neurodegenerative diseases will share and discuss the latest results on the role of different protein such as Abeta, alpha-synuclein, tau and prion protein in neurodegenerative diseases.
“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”.
Four SISSA projects have been recently awarded MIT-FVG Seed Funds. They will support collaborations and exchanges between faculty, research scientists and students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT and their counterparts at SISSA for the next 20 months.
SOPHYA (Seakeeping Of Planing Hull YAchts) is a research and development project in Maritime Technologies, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
The job fair "La Fiera del Lavoro FVG - Convegno ALIg 2017" will take place on 25 November 2017 at 12.30 PM (midday) at the Teatro Nuovo Giovanni (via Trento, 4) in Udine.
The event is an opportunity to meet 66 companies. More than 300 positions are available.
From 4 to 6 December 2017, a new edition of the School in Neuroethics will take place at SISSA. The training course will be dedicated to “irresistible desires”, with a focus on addiction cravings. During the three-day school, the biological, cognitive and epistemological aspects of this topic will be investigated.
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.
Claudia Mancuso, former SISSA PhD student in Astrophysics now at the Istituto di Radioastronomia of the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) in Bologna, is one of the two winners of the XII edition of the “P. Tacchini” Prize for the best 2016 PhD thesis in Astronomy/Astrophysics.
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.
The Soroptimist Club of Trieste offers a grant of 6000 euros to a female student, wishing to follow a STEM course at University of Trieste, during the Academic Year 2017- 2018. The Club encourages an abundant participation to this opportunity.
You can find more information here.
Deadline for applications: 8 September 2017
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.
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.
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