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The international prize “Prof. Luigi Tartufari ", among the most prestigious awards of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei has been won by Pasquale Calabrese, professor of statistical physics at SISSA ... Read more
The return to the classroom in the autumn for SISSA after the Coronavirus emergency aims to protect health and greater assistance. Read more
SISSA Summer Festival reaches its fourth edition with a new collaboration with the Museo Storico e il Parco del Castello di Miramare. The theme of the Festival is artificial intelligence. In the wonderful setting of the Miramare Castle park, two shows that mix dramaturgy... Read more
To fight viruses, cells can deploy defence enzymes that progressively destroy viral genome strands starting from one of the two strand ends. However, this degradation mechanism is not effective against epidemic viruses such as Zika. In fact, the defence enzyme jams at precise points... Read more
“We thought we knew almost everything about photoreceptors, but we have proved that is not the case”. With these words, Vincent Torre, Professor of neurobiology of SISSA, comments the results of a new study that, thanks to a multidisciplinary approach and to the use of optical tweezers... Read more
Two promising researchers won the Dubrovin medal, established by SISSA in memory of the great mathematician Boris Anatolievich Dubrovin, who was a professor at the School from 1993 until 2019 ... Read more


Access to SISSA in Phase 2

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

Lectures and Colloquia are ongoing at SISSA despite the limitations due to the pandemic. Here the full list of events planned in 2020 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 is Partner of SAFE (Realtime Damage Manager And Decision Support), a Research and Development project in the field of maritime technologies.

SISSA is proud to announce that the Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN project "Bid4BEST" (Big Data applications for Black Hole Evolution Studies) has received a 3,5 million of Euro funding by the Horizon2020 program of the European Commission.


July 22, 2020 - 16:00
The last fifteen years have witnessed dramatic breakthroughs in machine learning. This progress was crucially driven by engineering advances: greater computing power and...
July 15, 2020 - 16:00
Thermodynamics provides a robust conceptual framework and set of laws that govern the exchange of energy and matter. Although these laws were originally articulated for...
July 2, 2020 - 16:00
A webinar by The Field Medal Winner Alessio Figalli of ETH Zurich, Switzerland. More information is available here.
July 2, 2020 - 14:00
A seminar by Cristina Maria Alberini of New York University. Long-term memory formation and storage are complex and dynamic processes. Alberini's lab is interested in...

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