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Laser Pulses Reveal Superconductors of the Future

Another step forward towards superconductivity at room temperature: an experiment at the cutting edge of condensed matter physics and materials science has revealed that the dream of more efficient energy usage can turn into reality. An international collaboration, led by the scientists of Italy’s International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste, Università Cattolica di Brescia and Politecnico di Milano used suitably tailored laser pulses to snap the electronic interactions in a compound containing copper, oxygen and bismuth.

“If I knew how to take a good pic, I would always do it”

“If I knew how to take a good picture, I would always do it” is a series of seminars organized by Andrea Tomicich and Giuseppe Mussardo at SISSA. From 18th May to 15th June 2017, every Thursday the speakers will lead the audience into a fascinating world that will merge the story of great photographers, and their memorable pictures, with the history of this beautiful art form. The first seminar is entitled “Flash of lights. The first great photographers” and is scheduled for Thursday 18 May.

Vaccines: fighting prejudices through information

Vaccine communication is a complicated affair. On the one hand, the risk of oversimplification or making mistakes is always present; on the other, communicators, politicians, doctors and scientists have to face increasing skepticism on this issue. On Wednesday 10 May, a seminar organized by the Master course in Science Communication “Franco Prattico” will offer an interesting opportunity to discuss this critical topic. In the first part, Professor Andrea Grignolio, from the University of Rome "La Sapienza", will present the theme focusing on a historical perspective.

Pint of Science 2017

Astronomy, technology, seismology, climate, genetics and nanotechnology in local pubs: Pint of Science is coming to Trieste from May 15th to May 17th. An event for science lovers, for those who want to find out what’s going on within the many research centers in town, for curious people as well as for those who simply want to drink a good pint while talking about science. Founded five years ago in the UK, Pint of Science will take place this year in 11 countries worldwide.

In Trieste four pubs will host some brilliant scientists to discuss their latest research and findings.

Reducing the gender gap in science and technology

SAGA (a global UNESCO project with the support of Sida) aims to contribute to improving the situation of women and reducing the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields in all countries at all levels of education and research. A distinguishing feature of SAGA is its focus on data. Some of its core methodologies are determination, measurement and assessesment of sex-disaggregated data.

DOES GENDER MATTER?

The under-representation of women in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) fields is a fact. 
The meeting proposed in SISSA is a first get-together to understand the local projection, but the aim is to implement practical strategies to improve the professional experience of women. 
in STEM, first at SISSA and then beyond.  

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