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Looking for signs of the Big Bang

20 Marzo 2017

The silence of an immense desolate land in which to search for reverberations coming from the time at which everything began. The Simons Observatory will be built in the Chilean Atacama desert at an altitude of several thousand meters for the purposes of studying primordial gravitational waves which originated in the first instants of the Big Bang. The SISSA research group led by Carlo Baccigalupi and Francesca Perrotta will take part in this prestigious international project which will lead to the realization  of an ultra-modern telescope project.

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.

Quantum technologies and quantum control

The colloquium "Quantum technologies and quantum control" will be held at SISSA on 22 March 2017 at 4.30 pm. Professor Tommaso Calarco, who leads the Integrated Quantum Science and Technology centre at the Ulm and Stuttgart University in Germany, will talk about quantum technologies and their application in futuristic visions. 


Presentation of the Summer Entrepreneurship School MARS42

We are glad to introduce you MARS42, our new Summer Entrepreneurship School developed in collaboration with 42 Accelerator, a revolutionary accelerator program for early-stage and game-changing startups.
The purpose of MARS42 is to provide Science PhDs and Post-Docs with the high-technical guidance and multidisciplinary mentorship required for reading Research under a new light. 

Johannes Kepler, a puzzling modernity

13 Marzo 2017

On Wednesday 22 March 2017 the historian of physics Anna Maria Lombardi will give a seminar dedicated to the German astronomer Johannes Kepler. Kepler’s laws are encompassed by the laws of classical mechanics established by Newton in 1687. But they were discovered almost 80 years before, in a dramatically different context, in which the German astronomer could rely neither on appropriate maths or physics, nor on what we call nowadays “scientific method”. How could he succeed in finding his astronomical laws?

Beyond excellence

10 Marzo 2017

«Leading-edge science can succeed only with the support of small-scale, bottom-up research». World-renowned scientist Giorgio Parisi, at SISSA in Trieste on March 17th to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the European Research Council (ERC), outlines his vision of research policy.

Registration deadline - MARS - 42: Summer Entrepreneurship School

The purpose of MARS42 is to provide Science PhDs and Post-Docs with the high-technical guidance and multidisciplinary mentorship required for reading Research under a new light.
From testing a new business idea to bringing a new disruptive technology to the market, this Summer Entrepreneurship School will teach you how to transform your research into a new venture and communicate yourself and your ideas to the world.

Investigating altruism through virtual reality

08 Marzo 2017

A computer-based environment developed with the aim to shed light on the origins of altruism: this is the innovative approach used by a research group at SISSA in collaboration with the University of Udine. This new study - recently published in the journal Neuropsychologia – immersed participants in a virtual environment that reproduced a building on fire which they had to evacuate in a hurry, deciding whether to save their lives or interrupt their escape and help rescue an injured person.