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Marching for Science

Started as a knee-jerk reaction to the new US administration's possible changes in science policy, the March for Science becomes a movement to defend and promote the role of science in society. 
Nowadays many satellite marches in the US and across the world are scheduled for Earth Day, April 22nd, 2017.

Sissa Open Access Policy

The SISSA Open Access Policy has been approved and here you can find the full text. The Open Access Policy has to be applied to the new institutional "SISSA Digital Library", the open access repository established for the purpose of accommodating the School’s scientific research products through the IRIS - "Institu

The Geometry and Mechanics of Growing Elastic Sheets

On Thursday 12 April 2017, at 2.30 pm the Mathlab group will hold a seminar on "The Geometry and Mechanics of Growing Elastic Sheets".

During the seminar, Prof Eran Sharon from the Racah Institute of Physics - The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will present experimental methods for the construction of “programmed” responsive sheets, discussing different types of self-shaping principles. In particular, the talk will focus on the connection of the topic to shape selection in chemical and biological systems. 

In memory of the victims of the bus crash in Spain

Francesca Bonello, Elisa Valent, Valentina Gallo, Elena Maestrini, Lucrezia Borghi, Serena Saracino, Elisa Scarascia Mugnozza. These are the names of the seven Italian Erasmus students who died in the bus crash in Catalonia on 20 March 2016.
The vehicle was part of a convoy of five coaches that were returning to Barcelona from Valencia, where the students had attended the fireworks festival, the well-known Fiesta de las Fallas. The victims were thirteen, including two German girls and one each from Rumenia, Uzbekistan, France and Austria. All were between 19 and 25 years old.

Odour Intensity and Moral Decisions

A SISSA study recently published on Perception shows that even neutral olfactory stimuli affect the processes underlying moral decisions, favouring deontological moral choices. According to the first author Cinzia Cecchetto and her colleagues this effect occurs when a neutral odour is presented below detection threshold, when compared to the same odor perceived either as positive or negative and it is reflected at the level of autonomic responses.

Symposium on "Physico-Mathematical Methods for Complex Data"

 10-01-2017 “Physico-mathematical methods for complex data”: this is the title of the symposium that will be held at SISSA on 13 January 2017. Riccardo Zecchina of the Politecnico di Torino will open the meeting with a talk on neural networks architectures. Antonietta Mira of the Università della Svizzera Italiana will discuss a methodology for statistical inference in complex models. The symposium will be closed by Yonatan Loewenstein of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, with a talk on the computational modeling of operant learning.



Premio di Confindustria a una tesi di laurea in matematica UNITS-SISSA

Luca Venturi, che ha conseguito una laurea specialistica in matematica UNITS-SISSA (laurea triennale in matematica presso università degli studi di Pavia), il 21 dicembre 2016 riceverà, presso la sede di Confindustria Pavia, il premio di Laurea per la sua tesi di laurea magistrale discussa all’Università di Trieste il 14 luglio 2016 dal titolo “Weighted reduced order methods for parametrized PDEs in Uncertainty Quantification problems”.

XXVI Congresso ANMS "Associazione nazionale musei scientifici"

Dal 16 al 18 novembre si terrà il XXVI Congresso ANMS "Associazione nazionale musei scientifici", dal titolo “I musei al tempo della crisi: problemi, soluzioni, opportunità”.
La SISSA parteciperà come partner, proponendo tre interventi il giorno 18 novembre tenuti da Paola Rodari, Caterina Lucano (studentessa del Master in Comunicazione della Scienza “franco Prattico”, MCS) e Nico Pitrelli


Sala “Bobi Bazlen” al piano terra di Palazzo Gopcevich,

22 novembre alla 18

PRESENTAZIONE DEL LIBRO LIBERTÀ DI MIGRARE di Valerio Calzolaio e Telmo Pievani alla presenza di Valerio Calzolaio, Gianfranco SCHIAVONE, presidente di Consorzio Italiano di Solidarietà e Sergio Nordio ARPA FVG OSMER

In collaborazione con ACCRI Trieste, La Cappella Underground e Laboratorio Interdisciplinare per le Scienze Naturali e Umanistiche della SISSA.