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Una scuola estiva di neuroetica

16-19 settembre 2013 - SISSA

Un campo di studi nuovo e vitale, la neuroetica sta attirando l'attenzione della comunità scientifica e dell'opinione pubblica. La Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA) di Trieste organizza una scuola estiva, aperta a 15 studenti, per stimolare la formazione e la ricerca in questa nuova area interdisciplinare. La scuola si terrà dal 15 al 19 settembre 2013. Le iscrizioni si chiudono il 29 luglio.

Challenge your assumptions

"Challenge Your Assumptions": una serata per discutere di nuove tecnologie e tendenze e del loro impatto sul nostro futuro. Il tutto parte da RE-SEED, un progetto per sostenere l'occupazione di giovani che hanno un elevato grado di istruzione e che vede la SISSA partner con l'Università di Udine e Friuli Innovazione.

Guided tours at SISSA: a great success

The time of the year devoted to guided tours at SISSA of Trieste involving students has just ended. The initiative has been a great success: bookings were "sold out" almost from the very start and the schools that took part in the initiative expressed great satisfaction.

The involvement of students and post-doc fellows at SISSA has been a key factor, as they all participated enthusiastically as "hosts" and guides. This is the first time that SISSA experiments with this new formula that will be definitely repeated next season

The secret life of knots

The scientific journal Macromolecules dedicates the cover of this month's issue (available online from June 11th) to a research coordinated by Cristian Micheletti of the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA). Micheletti and his colleagues,

that include Luca Tubiana (a former SISSA student, now working at the Josef Stefan Institute of Ljubljana) and Angelo Rosa (a researcher at SISSA) simulated the dynamics of the movements with which a polymer tends to knot.

How do cold ions slide

One of the challenges faced by those who study friction is finding a connection between the phenomena observed within the macroworld and those in the nanoworld.

The stick-slip, a phenomenon observed at every scale when two surfaces slide on one another, could be the starting point to identify such connection. The scientists at SISSA have studied such phenomenon through a system of "trapped cold ions".

A network in Vietnam

SISSA has always kept focus on the international scientific scene. In such a vein, a recent activity was the creation of a network with some research institutes in Vietnam in view of top-level training in the field of Functional and Structural Genomics.

Two professors of the PhD course in Functional and Structural Genomics at SISSA, Giuseppe Legname (SISSA) and Paolo Carloni (German Research School for Simulation Sciences, Jülich), recently went to Ho Chi Min City to organize a Neurobiology course, dealing with both experimental and computational aspects.

The Armenise–Harvard Fellowship winners

Two former SISSA students are the recipients of the Armenise-Harvard Fellowship, a prestigious award assigned every year to two young science writers. The award is a confirmation of the top-level science communication courses offered by the School, a pioneer institution in the field. Precisely this year, the School will celebrate the twenty-year anniversary of its Master's Course in Science Communication, the first in Italy.

MAPPE 2013

26 - 28 giugno 2013, SISSA

MAPPE è un evento dedicato alla comunicazione della scienza che si è tenuto dal 26 al 28 giugno alla SISSA di Trieste

È anche un network che riunisce il Laboratorio Interdisciplinare della SISSA, il Master in Giornalismo e comunicazione istituzionale della scienza dell'Università di Ferrara e Fondazione IDIS - Città della Scienza di Napoli.

Decoding touch

23 April 2013

With their whiskers rats can detect the texture of objects in the same way as humans do using their fingertips. A study, in which some scientists of SISSA have taken part, shows that it is possible to understand what specific object has been touched by a rat by observing the activation of brain neurons. A further step towards understanding how the brain, also in humans, represents the outside world.

Scientists illustrate Planck’s Universe

Wednesday April 10th at 11am 
SISSA - Main Lecture Hall

A few days after the publication in the Astronomy & Astrophysics review of the results of the first fifteen months of observation carried out by the Planck satellite, a public conference has been held at SISSA. The scientists of the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste and of INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste (INAF-OATS) have shown and illustrated to the audience the image of the "child" Universe as observed by the instruments onboard the Planck satellite.

The illness within

Monday April 8th at 11.30 am 
SISSA - Lecture Room 128

A special encounter has been held at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste featuring Charles Sabine, journalist and "future" Huntington's chorea patient. Sabine gave the audience his unique personal account and addressed the importance of genetic research in fighting neurodegenerative diseases, the type of research carried out at SISSA. The event was organized by the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Advanced Studies (LISNU) and the PHD course in Structural and Functional Genomics.