What is consciousness, and what is its neural substrate in the brain? Why does consciousness fade with dreamless sleep even though the brain remains active? Giulio Tononi, neuroscientist and psychiatrist of the University of Wisconsin, will introduce the Integrated information theory (IIT) as an attempt to answer these and other questions in a principled manner.
A new appointment within the Navigando initiative to talk about designing the ship of the future by new emerging technologies, shape optimisation techniques, digital twin(s) and HPC solutions. With Christian Veldhuis (MARIN), Matteo Diez (CNR INM) and Antonio Traverso (CETENA).
The event is free, but registration is encouraged at mareFVG.
Scienza e Virgola, the Science and Media Festival is back: books, documentaries, workshops and a theatrical performance to discover Science. The event is organized by SISSA Master in Science Communication "Franco Prattico".
With great sadness we announce the passing of Boris Dubrovin, extraordinary mathematical physicist, a great colleague, and friend, after a protracted illness. Boris Dubrovin, professor of Mathematics at SISSA, died on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, after a long and courageous battle with ALS. He was 68. Boris arrived at SISSA in 1993 as distinguished Professor of Mathematical Physics and he served as director of the Mathematical Physics Group and the Mathematics area for several years.
The global campaign on brain research is back with conferences, round table discussions, science cafés, visits to laboratories and, for the first time, a special radio show.
For more information: https://www.sissa.it/news/brain-awareness-week-2019
SISSA is one of the partners in the project UBE 2 (Underwater Blue Efficiency 2). The project, which started on 1 December 2018, is led by Monte Carlo Yachts S.p.A. Ube 2 is co-founded by Fondo Europeo per lo Sviluppo Regionale. The final goal of the project is to deeply understand the physical vibratory phenomenon in sailing and to develop a ship design method that can mitigate or stop it. The project duration is 30 months with financial support in the amount of 587.127.26 Euros.
Dalla nascita dello European Research Council nel 2007, la SISSA ha ottenuto 24 prestigiosi finanziamenti ERC. La Scuola conferma così la sua eccellenza e si colloca ai primi posti tra gli istituti italiani ospitanti, ...
A talk by physicist Paul Fendley of All Souls College, University of Oxford, celebrates Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann on his birthday.
The science journalist Enrica Battifolgia presents Rita Levi Montalcini's scientific biography (ed. Hoepli 2018) at Lovat Bookshop. SISSA Director Stefano Ruffo and journalist Francesco De Filippo recall with the author the personal and scientific path of the most famous italian female scientist.
La SISSA apre le preselezioni per i corsi di dottorato per l'Anno Accademico 2019/20 nei seguenti campi:
Fisica astroparticellare; Astrofisica e cosmologia; Fisica teorica delle particelle (scadenza 15 gennaio)
Geometria e Fisica matematica; Analisi matematica, modelli e applicazioni (scadenza 15 gennaio)
Neuroscienze Cognitive (scadenza 28 febbraio)