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SISSA High Performance Computing and Science Communication at Campus Party

19 July 2018
For its 40th Anniversary, the School takes part with a program that reflects a broad research system

SISSA will bring to the second edition of Campus Party more than a forty-year tradition in basic research in physics, mathematics and neuroscience. During the five-days event aimed at rewriting "together the Italian source code", already underway in Rho Fiera Milano, the School also wants to unveil a perhaps less evident dimension of its training and institutional mission. In the frame of a real technological happening – with 4 thousand tents, 7 stages, 20 thousand visitors expected, 350 speakers from around the world committed to (re)designing the future by exploring the connections between science, entrepreneurship, coding, entertainment and creativity – SISSA presents the two Master’s courses most closely linked to the changes in the relationship between research, business and society.
On the one hand, the High Performance Computing, with an innovative training program that prepares students to bridge the gap between artificial intelligence, research and industry. Luca Heltai, mathematician at SISSA and director of the Master’s course, will show how nowadays all the advanced research fields, including theoretical physics, biotechnology and molecular biology, require access to large IT resources and qualified professionals, which are not easily available. On the other hand, Science Communication, with the activity of the Master’s course named after the journalist "Franco Prattico" (MCS) that since 25 years has been training hundreds of professionals in the field, from scientific journalists, museum curators, publishers to multimedia producers. Giacomo Destro, MCS project manager, will illustrate the course structure, results and future prospects of a training activity with the longest tradition in the sector at a European level.
To crown SISSA’s participation in Campus Party, a wider scenario seminar on the School's forty years of activity. Founded in 1978, the Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati was born with an international vision since its conception. Gianluigi Rozza, professor of numerical analysis, also engaged in several initiatives aimed at fostering technological transfer and industrial cooperation at international level, will talk about the intertwining of training, research and innovation that characterizes SISSA’s scientific and cultural offer.

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Master in High Performance Computing
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