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From students to mathematicians

From 14 to 16 June 2017, many former students of the Percorso Formativo Comune, who have now permanent or temporary positions in different international universities, institutions and companies, will join SISSA and the University of Trieste to celebrate ten years of the Master program. The conference will consist of some scientific presentations by former students, together with two round tables about the relation between Mathematics and Academia, and the World of Employment.

Geometric analysis on smooth and non-smooth spaces

SISSA will hold a conference titled "Geometric analysis on smooth and non-smooth spaces" from 19 to 23 June 2017.
The aim of the conference is to bring together experts with various backgrounds, with the hope to foster an intensive exchange of ideas. Speakers from several international universities will participate in the conference. Inputs from different areas of mathematics are welcome.

One face, no faces and one hundred thousand faces

New appointment of the series “If I knew how to take a good pic, I would always do it” by Giuseppe Mussardo and Andrea Tomicich.

The event will focus on portrait, one of the most difficult types of photography. The capture of a look, a face, a situation: a "candid shot" can freeze time and emotions. The topic will be addressed through the pictures of world-renowned photographers such as Gisèle Freund, Dorothea Lange, Vivian Maier, William Hine, Sebastião Salgado and Steve McCurry.

Studying the tiger mosquito like true scientists

A health and environmental educational project that sees boys and girls from Triestine schools engaged as real researchers. This is the goal of "Adopt a Triestine Tiger", an initiative supported by the Municipality of Trieste – Department of Education, School, University and Research – in collaboration with the SISSA "Franco Prattico" Master’s course in Science Communication.

Sudden loss of Giovanni Bignami

The Astrophysics and Astroparticle Groups at SISSA mourn the sudden loss of our collegue, Giovanni Bignami, a very significant figure for italian Astrophysics, in the National Institute for Astrophysics and the Italian Space Agency, which in particular shared with us substantial efforts and involvement in large cosmological observations.

Spontaneous brain activity for understanding the mind

“Spontaneous brain activity: a key for understanding the mind” is the title of the lecture by Prof. Maurizio Corbetta scheduled for 31 May.  Professor Corbetta is Full Professor and Chair of Neurology in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Padua, Italy. He is also the founding director of the new Padua Neuroscience Center. Introducing his seminar Professor Corbetta says: “It is well known that the brain is organized as a network of connections between nerve cells.

OpenViewShip project: The result presentation

“Sviluppo di un ecosistema computazionale per la progettazione idrodinamica del sistema elica carena” is the title of the event that will take place at Sala Bobi Bazlen in Trieste on Tuesday 30 May starting from 4.45 pm. The seminar will present the results of the OpenViewsShip project, in which industrial and academic partners contributed to the development of a methodology for the performance prediction of the hull-propeller system in operational conditions.

From Dirac to Dreyfus

Long-time SISSA Professor, ICTP Scientific Council member and Dirac Medallist Michele Parrinello has won the 2017 Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences, conferred this year in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry. The international prize, awarded biennially, consists of $250,000, a medal, and a citation. Parrinello, the first recipient from outside the United States, is honored for his groundbreaking developments of molecular dynamics simulation methodology and associated landmark studies of chemical, material, and biomolecular systems.

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