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Noam Chomsky in Trieste

23 Agosto 2012

The internationally known scientist Noam Chomsky received on 17th September an honorary PhD in Neuroscience from the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste. During his visit, the scientist held a Lectio Magistralis with the title "The minimalist program and language acquisition" in the Main Lecture Hall of the school.

Summer School on Dopaminergic Neurons

19 Luglio 2012

July 18-19, 2012

During the Summer School on Dopaminergic Neurons, organised by SISSA and CBM, the most innovative approaches to treat Parkinson's disease will be handled. Internationally known speakers and several researchers will be participating. Within the activity of the school, the results of Dopaminet, a European project involving SISSA and CBM, will be illustrated.

I Master in Comunicazione della Scienza e in Giornalismo Scientifico Digitale

11 Luglio 2012

Manca poco al termine per l'iscrizione al Master biennale in Comunicazione della Scienza e per il Master annuale in Giornalismo Scientifico Digitale organizzati dalla SISSA (Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati).

Quest'anno, infatti, la scadenza per la presentazione delle domande è il 26 settembre (entro le 12.00), per entrambi i corsi. Ma non è l'unica novità, anzi:

Le Agevolazioni

Higgs Boson disappointing

09 Luglio 2012

July 6, 2012

We all agree on this: the discovery of this new particle, announced last 4th July at CERN, is of historical importance. But are we sure of its real identity?
The director of SISSA, Guido Martinelli, comments on this news explaining why this discovery is "somehow disappointing".

SISSA Excellence Grants: a chance for young scientists

06 Luglio 2012

SISSA actively promotes and supports talented young researchers and also this year this can be done by SISSA Excellence Grants, grants for post-doctoral research projects awarded to scientists at the beginning of their career, showing talent, initiative and independence.

This € 392,000 financing divided over 3 years will cover two positions. At the end of the project particularly successful researchers could be considered for a permanent position at SISSA.

Higgs boson: some comments

06 Luglio 2012

July 5, 2012

The discovery of the Higgs boson is an extraordinary success of scientific research on theoretical and experimental physics and of modern technology, and it is an important step forward to understand the components and the fundamental forces of nature. At SISSA, one of the most important international research centers, Particle Physics is one of the main research fields and some researchers have enthusiastically welcomed this important event.

Cognitive Modules & Interfaces

04 Luglio 2012

September 18th-19th 2012

Different fields of cognitive sciences - language acquisition, music, mathematics, reasoning, animal communication, pragmatics and social cognition - and their interactions, as well as neuroscience will be the topics of this workshop.


LUCA BONATTI // ICREA and Pompeu Fabra Uni. Barcelona - Spain

At the origin of human rationality: infants' reasoning about future events

STANISLAS DEHAENE // Collège de France and Neurospin, Saclay - France