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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.

Farmaci a RNA contro la sindrome di Dravet. Un nuovo finanziamento per il laboratorio del Prof. Mallamaci

“Il nostro è un approccio sperimentale che utilizza innovativi farmaci a RNA recentemente sviluppati nel nostro laboratorio. Con questo nuovo progetto vogliamo studiare alcuni aspetti di questa metodica su cui ancora occorre far chiarezza, proseguendo su una strada che, in futuro, potrebbe trasformare questa terapia in una cura per i pazienti colpiti dalla sindrome di Dravet”.

First MIT-FVG Seed Funds assigned

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.

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.

Former SISSA student awarded by the Italian Astronomical Society

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.

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.

Grant for female STEM students: deadline 8 September

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

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.

Sudden loss of Giovanni Bignami

The Astrophysics and Astroparticle Groups at SISSA mourn the sudden loss of our collegue, Giovanni Bignami, a very significant figure for italian Astrophysics, in the National Institute for Astrophysics and the Italian Space Agency, which in particular shared with us substantial efforts and involvement in large cosmological observations.

OpenViewShip project: The result presentation

“Sviluppo di un ecosistema computazionale per la progettazione idrodinamica del sistema elica carena” is the title of the event that will take place at Sala Bobi Bazlen in Trieste on Tuesday 30 May starting from 4.45 pm. The seminar will present the results of the OpenViewsShip project, in which industrial and academic partners contributed to the development of a methodology for the performance prediction of the hull-propeller system in operational conditions.

Campus Day at SISSA

On Wednesday 2 May, SISSA and Campus Party will organize the Campus Day, an occasion aimed to present the international event on innovation and creativity that will be held in Milan for its first edition 20-23 July 2017. Campus Day is dedicated to all students who have an idea, often labeled as "impossible to accomplish"; each idea can be cultivated, encouraged, transformed and at the same time transform the future of the country.

Paper vs digital: Davide Crepaldi at "Salone del libro" in Turin

Reading on screen or paper? That is the question. On Thursday 18 May, SISSA neuroscientist Davide Crepaldi will be one of the speakers of the event entitled “Paper or digital: the integration is in the facts”. The seminar is organized by "Salone Internazionale del Libro" (“International book fair”) from 18 to 22 May at “Lingotto fiere” in Turin. Crepaldi will present the scientific evidences coming up from research dedicated to reading on these two different media.

Scientific computation at SISSA: the story

AICA is the italian association whose activity focuses on informatics and automatic computation. A nonprofit association led by ITC experts, AICA's mission is spreading the digital culture as a fundamental action for the progress of society. AICA's website presents information, stories and projects. In the section dedicated to history of informatics in Italy, you can find an interesting text written by Antonio Lanza, the director of SISSA's Information Technology and Computing Services. In this article, Dr.