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SISSA is among the developers of the first European Master’s programme in HPC

14 October 2021

Designing and implementing the first pan-European High Performance Computing (HPC) pilot Master’s programme. This is the main task of the newborn consortium of European universities, research/supercomputing centres and industrial partners that includes SISSA and ICTP Master in High Performance Computing as selected members ...

"Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless Phase Transitions with Long-Range Couplings": a new article in Physical Review Letters

06 October 2021

Among physical phenomena, phase transitions are known to elude a simple physical description. They are characterized by sudden change in macroscopic properties as the temperature is varied (e.g. in melting of ice, or the loss of magnetization of a magnet...

Nobel per la fisica a Giorgio Parisi: Ruffo, un genio generoso

05 October 2021

"A generous genius, who never had any qualms about sharing his ideas with others. Also because he always had so many ideas, too many to be able to realize them all by himself. It’s a nice Nobel Prize". Our director, Stefano Ruffo, movingly made his comment on ANSA in recognition of Giorgio Parisi, with whom he worked at the beginning of his career, remaining in close contact with him to this day. 

First fellows of the Early Career Fellowship Program announced: Carmen Falcone returns to SISSA to develop her project

01 October 2021

What makes our brains capable of advanced functions? This is what Carmen Falcone, one of the winners of the Human Technopole Early Career Fellowship Program, will investigate. The program provides for the funding of five scholarships for five young researchers from foreign institutes to carry out their research in Italy.

First fellows of the Early Career Fellowship Program announced: Carmen Falcone returns to SISSA to develop her project

01 October 2021

What makes our brains capable of advanced functions? This is what Carmen Falcone, one of the winners of the Human Technopole Early Career Fellowship Program, will investigate. The program provides for the funding of five scholarships for five young researchers from foreign institutes to carry out their research in Italy.

SISSA Newsletter #4

30 September 2021

The 4th issue of SISSA newsletter is online! We have gathered eight pieces of news for you about our community. From a new website about Data Science to SISSA in the clouds and the winning performance of our deputy director Mathew Diamond at FAMELAB BIG 2021...

Guarding the cell nucleus: the role of an Alzheimer’s-related protein was revealed

29 September 2021

The PIN1 protein plays a fundamental role in the structure of the cell nucleus and in protecting the DNA contained in them from mechanical stress. This is the mechanism investigated in the study recently published in Cell Reports coordinated by Prof. Giannino Del Sal and carried out by ICGEB, UNITS, IFOM of Milan, with the collaboration of SISSA ...

Perceived time is not absolute time – what we can learn from the rat brain

10 September 2021

New research carried out by the SISSA Tactile Perception and Learning Lab, directed by Mathew Diamond, investigates the role of a specific area of the rat brain, the dorsolateral striatum (DLS) in time perception. The report argues that this brain region holds a clock for absolute time, but that clock is not converted into a percept of elapsed time ...