The aim of this workshop is to put together experimentalist, theoreticians and phenomenologists that are interested in possible tests of the quantum/discrete structure of spacetime at very short distances.
We plan to have a number of rather focussed talks that will discuss possible phenomenological tests of quantum gravity scenarios and propose new ideas in this direction.
14th-15th December, 2014
Two-day meeting to celebrate the 70th birthday of Antonio Ambrosetti. Seminars by invited speakers will be held in the mornings. Short seminars by young researchers in the field of Nonlinear Analysis will be held in the afternoons.
PRIN project: Variational and perturbative aspects of nonlinear differential problems
From September 1st to 5th the first of the four JCOM Masterclasses, educational programmes aimed at an international audience and held by international experts took place. For the 20 selected participants the course represented a unique opportunity to better understand the relationship between science and society and learn new methods to promote debate between scientists and the general public, such as discussion games and science cafés.
A simple and effective way of unravelling the often tangled mass of DNA is to “thread” the strand into a nano-channel. A study carried out with the participation of the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste used simulations to measure the characteristics that this channel should have in order to achieve maximum efficiency.
On 20 August 2014 the Australian Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function (CIBF), funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC), has been hold its official opening. SISSA professor Mathew E. Diamond, who joined the CIBF project in 2013 as one of the 12 international partner investigators, will contribute to the CIBF activity.
L’Accademia dei Lincei, la più antica accademia scientifica al mondo e massima istituzione culturale italiana, ha appena eletto il Direttore e Vicedirettore della SISSA tra i soci corrispondenti. Per la prima volta un riconoscimento così prestigioso è assegnato contemporaneamente alle più alte cariche accademiche della Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati di Trieste.
DNA is an electrically charged molecule, and for this reason the knots that form spontaneously along the strand can be manipulated by applying electric fields, as done by Cristian Micheletti, professor at SISSA, and his team. The research paper has just been published in Soft Matter and is the first example of a technique allowing DNA knots to be driven from the outside.
Scade il 20 ottobre 2014 il termine entro cui inviare domanda di partecipazione al bando del “Premio Bassoli”, istitutito dalla Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA) di Trieste e dall'Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), per il miglior progetto di “raccolta di testimonianze orali” in ambito scientifico. Il premio è dedicato a Romeo Bassoli, giornalista scientifico, a capo dell’Ufficio Comunicazione dell’INFN e docente del Master in Comunicazione della Scienza “Franco Prattico” della SISSA, scomparso l’anno scorso.