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A Day in Applied Mathematics

To encourage the promotion of applied mathematics and computational science to students, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) supports the activities of local Student Chapters. Currently there are over 150 Chapters worldwide.
In Italy, the PoliMi Student Chapter (involving also Università Statale di Milano and Università Cattolica di Brescia) has been founded in 2012, followed by the SISSA Student Chapter in 2015.

The Lars Onsager Prize goes to two JSTAT Directors

Marc Mezard, Director of the Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, and Riccardo Zecchina, professor at the Politecnico di Torino, respectively Chief Scientific Director and Scientific Director of JSTAT (the SISSA/IOP owned Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment) have won this year’s Lars Onsager Prize, an important international prize that will be assigned during the American Physical Society March Meeting to be held in Baltimore.

Riccardo Sabatini (ex-SISSA) at Inauguration of TED2016 Dream

Riccardo Sabatini will be one of the speakers during the inaugural evening of TED2016 Dream, the week-long event organized annually in Vancouver by TED- Ideas Worth Spreading, the widely-known conference channel. Sabatini was awarded his doctorate at SISSA in 2012 and is the founder and co-director of Quantum ESPRESSO Foundation, a company responsible for distributing one of the most widely-used software packages for numerical simulation of materials-- SISSA is also a founding member. Sabatini’s talk will focus on the role of numerical simulations in various fields.

SISSA (among others) joins RBI in the "RBI-T-WINNING" project

SISSA has secured an European financing of 100.000 Euro for the groups of theoretical physics and astrophysics, by contributing to the successful application for the European/Horizon2020 TWINNING project "RBI-T-WINNING". The whole project, worth 1 million Euro, is based at Rudjer Boskovic Institute (RBI) in Zagreb, Croatia and it involves also the CNRS/University of Paris-Sud Orsay, the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, and the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen. The project is coordinated by prof.

SISSA for SCHOOLS - Student Day 2016: tutto esaurito in pochi giorni

Per il secondo anno consecutivo la SISSA organizza la Giornata speciale per le scuole superiori "SISSA for SCHOOLS - Student Day" che si svolgerà il 23 febbraio, dalle 9 alle 13. Le iscrizioni sono state aperte venerdì 11 dicembre e nel giro di meno di una settimana tutti i 500 posti disponibili sono esauriti. Le classi in esubero vengono iscritte in una lista d’attesa.

New ebook on Vision (Davide Zoccolan from SISSA is among the editors)

A new ebook on vision research has just been published by Frontiers Media. The book title is “What Can Simple Brains Teach Us about How Vision Works” and Davide Zoccolan (SISSA) is one of the co-editors of the volume, together with Andrea Benucci (Riken Insitute) and Clay Reid (Harvard Medical School).

You can find the ebook free for download, here

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